April 1, 2012

Paris Box

After a lot of thinking, internal debating, and battling with fear, I've decided to attempt something I've only dared to dream about: Study Abroad in Paris! My chosen fields of study are Art History and French, so how can I NOT study abroad in Paris, the holy grail of Art, Architecture, and Western history?!

To inspire me to save money and study my French, I've made myself a Paris box, using an old shoe box, some fabric I had lying around, black paper, and glue diluted in water (poor woman's Mod Podge). I'll spare you the boring details on how to make such a box, but I'll leave you with a tip: beware of bubbles. Unfortunately, because I was lazy, the way in which I applied the fabric left tons of little air bubbles. Collaging many smaller pieces of fabric or paper would yield better results.
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See all the bubbles? Not ideal.
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So far, I've got my checklist of "Things to sort out before I go," my Passport, and the first 20 bucks of savings! HERE I GOOOO!
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If you guys know of any other bloggers out there who have studied in Paris and have shared their experience, please let me know! I need all the advice I can get!

3 comments:

  1. RetrolovephotographyApril 01, 2012

    Cute little box and awesome goal! I have myself studied abroad: in the USA (when it used to be abroad for me...) and Czech Republic AND I am originally from France (Normandy, not too far from Paris).
    It is definitely a great experience and recommend it to everyone (I even got myself a husband while studying abroad...)
    Anyways, I won't make this too long, but don't hesitate to get in touch if you ever want to talk about it (or need a little help with your French!).
    I actually live pretty close too (I'm in Laguna Beach) :)

    Good luck! 

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  2. That is fantastic!  Thank you!  

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  3. Eeep, good luck! Sounds like the best venture you could go on! :)

    I studied abroad in England with an Erasmus scholarship (I'm from Hungary), and it was the best part of my Uni studies. Go for it!

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