Our Fearless Leader Mr. Will Strong wants us BYUIA officers to introduce ourselves to you, our lovely club members and blog readers, so here goes nothing:
Hi! My name is Meagan Toiaivao (TOY-ah-vow). I am your friendly neighborhood BYUIA Service Coordinator. I look like this:
This is me in St. Petersburg, Russia. (My hair is shorter now.) In this picture you witness not only how sublimely goofy I look when I am happy, but also the folly of purchasing cheap umbrellas (especially in Russia) and the hilarity of a man in a Speedo with a wedgie (especially in Russia).
Here are some random facts about me:
First person I ever had a crush on: Jonathan Taylor Thomas (Randy from Home Improvement)
First CD I ever owned: Running with Scissors by Weird Al Yankovic (because I wanted the Star Wars song)
Song I am listening to right now: "I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)" by Otis Redding
Illustration project I am most excited about: promotional mailers of the High School Musical characters as zombies
Favorite picture books: The Clown of God (Tomie dePaola), The Four Gallant Sisters (Eric Kimmel), Heckedy Peg (Audrey & Don Wood), No, David! (David Shannon), Don't Let the Pigeon Ride the Bus (Mo Willems)
I really hope all of you guys, particularly you freshies and sophomores, feel welcome and excited to contribute to this blog and get to know everybody (and here I would especially like to encourage everyone to get pumped about Weekly Doodles -- see Will's previous blog post) because when you hit a slump in your work (or just in your life), there is nothing like hanging around people who have a mighty passion for art to give you a big cheery kick in the pants.
Hope to see you around.