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Archive for May, 2011


Day 107(3 days late): Down To The River To Pray

Posted by annagrace under Days 101-200

I GOT MY NEW MACBOOK CHARGER IN THE MAIL!!!!!! YAY!!! After leaving the library when I was done with the last post, I ran a couple errands and then came home. I almost didn’t stop off at my mail box because I was sure that it wouldn’t get here today, but I stopped anyways because I’m waiting on a magazine as well, and there it was!! You have no idea how much I’ve been suffering without my computer! I don’t think I could survive without it, particularly while doing this 365 project!!

At any rate, I hope to catch up on posts ASAP (still not certain on how many days behind I am… I should probably figure that out), and now that I have my computer back, I thought, why not use some of it’s amazing software, like Garage Band? I’ve been wanting to do something else with multiple parts acapella for awhile now… I even had a piece I was getting ready to start when my charger died last Sunday! So I thought about it for a bit, and remembered doing Down To The River To Pray in my church talent show one year with the family choir. That link there is a clip from O Brother Where Art Thou, which is quite possibly one of my favorite movies ever! Anyways, I decided I wanted to do that, but the only free sheet music I could find for it was an arrangement by Noia Marcello for SATB with a couple of key changes. I was hoping to find a three part version where all three parts were more within my range, but I decided to give it a shot because I liked how some parts only one ┬ávoice was singing the words and the rest were “oo-ing” along. There was no way that I could sing the bass part because it was way too low, so I ended up alternating between the tenor part (which was still too low in some instances) and the bass part up an octave. There’s some awkward moments, particularly the end where I couldn’t get it lined up right, but all in all I think it turned out well!

Down To The River To Pray

Hope to make up these posts tomorrow and Monday when I’m not cleaning (ugh…)!!

Anna Grace


Day 106(4 days late): Kat’s Recital Posters!

Posted by annagrace under Days 101-200

Nope. I don’t have my computer back… crashing in the library at school to do this post.

As those of you close to me know, my sister (or as we say, seeesster!), Katherine, is getting her masters in Horn! Well, she has her final recital coming up next week, so she asked me if I would make a poster for her for it. I, of course, said yes, but because of the whole computer drama, wasn’t able to do it, until today when I finally decided to go to the library… it’s worth it for family, right! I decided to do a few variations… serious and funny :)

Anyways, the first one is a pretty simple, but good one. I also thought that if she needed to print black and white, this one would look fine. BTW I added the border just in wordpress so you could see the edge of the page. As always, click the image to see it larger!

The second one is basically the same, but with a close up shot of a horn in the background and different font. It’s a bit harder to read.

The last one is 3 funny pictures I found on facebook of Kat with her horn and one serious one. My sister is the master of funny faces (I love this one, for example… she’ll probably kill me for that hahaha!), so I thought it would be funny to show that off!

I had a lot of fun with this post and was happy to do it for my sister!

Unfortunately, I now have to go back home where I don’t have a computer :( so any other posts tonight will be from the droid. So sorry you all have to deal with that, but I’ll try my best to come up with something interesting!

Anna Grace


Day 105(4 days late): Lab on Droid Day 4

Posted by annagrace under Days 101-200

I’m sure all of you are as sick of these lab app posts as I am, but I promise this is the last one and I’m going to work something else out until I get my new computer charger in the mail.

BUT, this post is a little special because it features my dog, Chai, and my mom’s roommate’s puppy, Baxter! These pics are from Christmas, I think, so Baxter’s gotten a lot bigger since then!

Chai and Baxter could rule the world :)

Sketch of puppy love!

D’Awwwww! So precious!

The pups love My Little Pony!

Cheesy dolphin love!

Dandelion poofs!

Look at that hottie!!

Gaga loves the puppers!!

So… hopefully I can figure out something else to do for posts, but I think we’ve had more than enough of these silly pictures. I’ll work something out!

Anna Grace


Day 104(4 days late): Lab on Droid 3

Posted by annagrace under Days 101-200

More pics from the Lab Android app.



Future World Leader Haha


Now I’m Harry Potter’s patronus?

Johnny Depp loves me :)

Sketch 2

Gallery of AG

The aliens choose me!

So… only one more day of these pictures and then I’ll try and come up with something else to do until I get my computer working!

Anna Grace


Day 103(5? days late): Lab on Droid 2

Posted by annagrace under Days 101-200

Continuing in the theme of the last post, here’s some more pictures using the Lab app on my Droid.

Super Anna!!

I’m the glitch in the Matrix!!

Sometimes, I even aMAZE myself!!! (Yeah… that was bad…)

This is the dawning of the age of AQUARIUS!

Cartoonized AG


Kaleidescope 2

ZOMBIE!!! That’s actually really creepy…

Another Lab post coming up! Sorry… still no computer…

Anna Grace


Day 102(5? days late): Lab on Droid

Posted by annagrace under Days 101-200

I think I’m 5 days behind… not sure but I’ll figure it out tomorrow. Anywho, like I said, I’m without a computer right now, but I decided to do some posts anyways on my phone, so if they’re sort of janky, just bear with me.

I discovered an Android app a few days ago called Lab, which is sort of like for Droid phones. So, for the next few posts, that’s what I’m going to do. So, here’s this bunch:

I like being the artist’s inspiration lol

That dog reminds me if my old Jack, Java :(

A picture is worth 1,000 words :D

Graphite Muse

Van Gogh’s Muse

Can Dr. House cure me?

Joker’s lucky card

Anna Grace Kaleidescope!

A couple more posts of lab pics and hopefully by then I’ll have my charger for my laptop!

Anna Grace


delayed posts due to technical difficulties…

Posted by annagrace under Uncategorized

So my charger to my laptop crapped out on me on Sunday, and of course I didn’t have any charge… so this weekend’s/ this week’s posts will have to be delayed for awhile. I could possibly do posts on my phone, but It’s really hard to type and WordPress doesn’t work as well. I’m going to keep working on projects, but won’t be able to post any until the charger comes in, which will hopefully be this week!!! Bear with me!!


Day 101(1 day late): Droid Draw Pad 2

Posted by annagrace under Days 101-200

I didn’t get a post in yesterday because I had graduation!! I was running around all day getting ready, visiting family, seeing friends, and celebrating in general, so didn’t do anything for the blog. And today was spent relaxing, hanging out with friends, and enjoying the first Saturday off in an extremely long time where I had absolutely nothing to do!! So I was able to work on one post today while watching episodes of Glee with a friend, but probably won’t get to today’s post until tomorrow.

Since I was at my friend’s apartment, I didn’t have all my usual crafting/art/music/generally creative supplies (and it was really impromptu), so I used my HTC Droid Incredible again with the Draw Pad App like on Day 4. The first drawing started as me just doodling aimlessly, but then it started to sort of look like an eye, so I just went with it!

The next thing I drew was a lamp in the same grayscale colors as the eye.

And finally, I attempted to draw a shoe….

I will definitely catch up with my missed post tomorrow!!

Anna Grace

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Day 100!: Come On Get Higher DUET WITH MASON!

Posted by annagrace under Days 1-100

I’VE REACHED DAY 100!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I CAN’T BELIEVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

Sorry about that… I’m just so excited!! Starting tomorrow, I’ll get to add a new Category to my posts of Days 101-200! Anyways, for today’s post, I had a very special collaboration with my friend Mason that has been in the works for awhile! Mason saw my version of More Than Words from Day 80 on my facebook and commented that he loved that song and would record it himself if he could sing that high! And I said, “Mason! Let’s do a duet!” And then he told me he could play guitar, so I got extra excited!! We’ve been talking back and forth about this a lot since then, coming up with songs and what-not, but we’ve been unable to find a time to get together! I originally thought that I wanted to have a duet of ours be my 100th post, but we had already given in to the thought that it wouldn’t happen in time. But then, by chance, we happened to both be available tonight, so we did it!!! So! For the song we did Matt Nathanson’s Come On Get Higher! It had a fairly simple guitar part that Mason had already been working on, and good harmony in the chorus! It was a tad low for me, so my voice is a little rough, but I think Mason sounds amazing!!

Come On Get Higher

We had sooooo much fooling around today and we have many, many more duets in the works! I expect Mason to be a frequent contributer to the blog now. :) (He even has a ukulele!!) Thanks for helping me celebrate 100 days, Mason!

And thanks to all of you, my friends, family, and some people I don’t know who follow my project! Without your support and encouragement, I couldn’t have made it this far and I think you all will help me make it to my year goal! I’m still always open for ideas of any kind, no matter how silly or strange! Your ideas are what keep this project interesting!

Keep up with me on this crazy ride!

Anna Grace


Day 99(1 day late): Photoshop Fun 2

Posted by annagrace under Days 1-100

I’ve re-counted all the days to where I’m supposed to be at in the blog today and realized that I’m not as far behind as I thought! I’m not sure what happened, but I thought I was 2 days behind today, but I’m only 1!

Anyways, for yesterday’s post, I decided to have some fun with photoshop! This goofy photoshopped image was rainbow themed! Most of the images were found searching for various variations of the words rainbow and neon (besides the unicorn) in google images. The first image I found was sort of a rainbow waterfall that was meant as a desktop pattern. I thought it would be funny to have some mythical creature in this bright setting so I decided on a unicorn :D . Then I found a girl in a rainbow bright costume, a girl in neon green clothes/hair, some neon mushrooms (that I made multiple copies of and adjusted the color), and a rainbow tree! Enjoy!

Like the last photoshop fun post, I didn’t spend long at all on this, and it definitely doesn’t show off my best ‘shopping skills, but I had fun doing it!

A very special 100TH POST is coming up!!!

Anna Grace