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Welcome to suroki loves, the online portfolio and musings of Lorien Williams. Currently fumbling around looking for a job, I dream of being famous one day, or at least having a handful of people admire my work. I'm incredibly optimistic, and enjoy lauding the small things in life that make it so easy to love. I hope to share that love with the world.





Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 6:00 PM

I'm in such an artistic funk. I think I finally have a style, but I'm just now learning how to best implement different tools to achieve the desired result. Charcoal and 18"x24" drawing pads are my best friends these days. I used to get so upset when I was forced to use that size paper for an assignment, but now I prefer it! I wonder how I kept everything on a standard sketchbook page to begin with.

Fashion magazines really inspire me, and if art falls through as a career, I'm so very interested in the inner workings of the fashion industry. If only we could all be little prodigies like Tavi. (I love that little girl.) So I've been keeping my eye on internships in New York as I look for a normal job. Gotta keep the cash flow going! That's all for now.


Sunday, November 15, 2009 @ 6:41 PM

Last week was crazy. Writing about it now, on Sunday evening, it feels so surreal and almost like it didn't really happen. To start it all off, Dan and I had some issues and there was a lot of heartbreak and sadness that didn't get resolved until late in the week. I experienced one of the worst nights I've ever had- chilled to the bone, trying to cry myself to sleep (but I couldn't even get off that easily), feeling more angry and depressed than I have for a long time, and all over a silly misunderstanding! Hah. I'm glad it's all over, and I've been happy as a bug since Friday.

Dan is the best boyfriend ever, not just for the usual reasons, but because he's so in tune to the same things that I am. I was actually thinking about this yesterday- I'm not really sure if we were like that before or if we've just grown to like the same things together through spending time together. Unattached, would we have gravitated towards the same events or musical interests? Whatever the case, it's great because the night after we saw the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, we got our groove on to RJD2 spinning vinyl at Trayes Hall! Talk about eclectic tastes, hahaha. Both performances were awesome, though I have to say I enjoyed Yuja's powerful rendition of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No.2 above all. My lovely roommate Jenny and I got chills listening to her play accompanied by the orchestra. :)

RJD2 was great! Except for his hit Ghostwriter, I had only listened to the tracks on his MySpace before the show. Still amazing live. Dancing and free glowsticks were a plus, too. Now I've gotta get back to writing a paper, but my mind is everywhere but in the realm of art history! I'm thinking about what to do for our anniversary coming up. 3 years and 8 months!! Gahahahahaaaaa. ♥


Tuesday, October 13, 2009 @ 3:43 PM

I just donated 20 inches of my hair! It feels so weird. I have a short bob now, an a-line cut that falls just above my shoulders. This is the first time my hair has been this short since I was, what- three? I'm so glad I went to the salon that I did, too. My stylist, Danielle, was amazing and she told me about how she ended up being a hairstylist. She left Rutgers when she realized it wasn't her calling, and went to hair school! Her portfolio of cuts is awesome. Trendy, edgy stuff for young adults. So rad. It's also the first time I've had a truly enjoyable conversation with a hair stylist. Probably easier since she's only a few years older than me. Anyway, I got this awesome cut and a much-needed wash, and when I went up to pay I found out it was FREE because of my epic donation! They just asked for $2 to cover the shipping. I gave Danielle $5 because it's all I had left on me in cash, and off I went! I feel like I should have given her more because it was free... but whatever, I can use all the rupees I get since I just got tickets to a musical event, too. (SO EXCITED for it; more on that later!) I wish all haircuts were only $7. Gah, and bang trims and touch-ups are free too!! BEST SALON EVER. It's called Indigo, if you're ever in need of a place. On George Street. I highly recommend it! :D


Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 2:54 PM

With the fall semester in tow, I'm pretty busy these days! My roommate, Jenny, is great and will definitely keep me on track with my studies. I've found that I actually like studying for Art History! The book is really interesting, and of course there's a multitude of pictures to keep it interesting. Next week we're starting Egyptian art; I'm excited for that! No new drawings to put up right now, but a photo I took of the beautiful Grace at Otakon. I love it, partially because Death Note is awesome (she's cosplaying Amane Misa) and partially because Grace is adorable. I am working on some cool things, though. A t-shirt design for film club! Various flyers! Emma Watson fanart! ...Haha on that last one. But I am. She's currently tiled on my desktop wallpaper. In other news, I'm in the mood for a new hairstyle recently. Nothing too dramatic, I think, but I'd like to do something neat with my bangs. They're so long and annoying.

The weather is getting nicer every day- sweater weather, my favorite! I can hardly wait 'til the leaves start changing and it gets windy. Crunch crunch crunch! I love fall. To me it means apple cider, warm nights indoors watching movies and playing games, and enjoying everyone's company. Enjoy the start of fall, everyone!


Monday, May 25, 2009 @ 4:00 AM

Mom, Dad and I went to Wolf Trap to see the US Marine Band perform patriotic songs in honor of Memorial Day. Towards the end of the program, I was pleasantly surprised by a few random numbers from musicals, with great singers! I thought I could have fallen asleep from the vocal-less, less exciting string of songs. (Plus it was too dark for me to continue reading Artemis Fowl.) After the performance, we got to watch a fireworks display! Honestly, I wasn't expecting much because I was intent on getting out of the parking lot before the hordes let out. But. The fireworks were AWESOME! It must have been a combination of the music playing, the smoke in the air, and the beauty of these amazing golden fireworks that started the waterworks. Three golden streams simultaneously shot out of the ground, fanning out into bursts of shimmering fairy dust, for lack of a better description. It was one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. But I quickly wiped away my happy-tears, because Mom would probably think I'm crazy, hahaha.

In the art world, things have come to a most abrupt stop. It feels like art has left me completely. I also find myself putting people off on fun plans so I can play Guild Wars. Actually, that last bit doesn't really bother me, because Guild Wars is so much fun. Hahaha! But don't worry, I'll salvage my drawing pads from the garage one of these days and post something that I did last semester. Lots of black and white charcoal pieces from Figure Drawing. On a final note, I want to be a part of something bigger than myself. I think I'm on the right path. I'll keep you posted.


Sunday, February 15, 2009 @ 6:47 PM

I NEED to do more artwork. It'll most likely be nice and cathartic. And then I'll have more work up! Well obviously. Look forward to it. (Or not.)


@ 5:10 AM

Goodness gracious, Adele's song "Chasing Pavements" is the saddest song I've heard in a long time. I'm just sitting here listening to it, and crying my eyes out. I suppose it doesn't help that I can kind of relate to it. So sad.

I mean, the chorus is inspirational. It's phenomenal. I love those songs, where they're beautifully motivating although there's a hint of loneliness. Check the song out, I put in in my music player in the sidebar... so gorgeous. So don't worry, these be happy tears. Because Lorien Williams never gives up! Just having a hard time with certain things is all.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009 @ 9:12 PM