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Where I Am

August 27, 2010

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Handwritten cursive spelling the words "where I am".

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Handwritten script spelling out the words "I'm settling in to life at Oberlin this year – getting to know the place where I'll be living.".

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Hand drawn image of a house from above. Underneath the house are the words "The House." Arrows connect descriptive boxes to rooms in the house. The first box contains "The Kitchen: home to a great many delicious meals" The second box contains "Ma'ayan's room: home to a truly awesome house mate." The third box contains "Living room: home to tons of tea and starcraft LAN articles." The fourth box contains "My room: home to several bookshelves, art supplies, a huge mess, and me!" The sixth box contains "Second floor: home to two more awesome housies and great studies." The seventh box points to a bike and contains "my bike: doesn't have a kickstand".

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Handwritten script spelling the words "It's incredible how much of my life fits in a two block radius".

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hand drawn map of Oberlin streets from above. The streets present in the drawing are Union at the top, Professor on th left, North Main on the right, and Lorain on the bottom. The bottom right of the image says "NE Oberlin." Arrows connect several descriptive boxes to locations on the map. The first box contains "My summer 08' house" pointing to Union street. The second box contains "Slapdash house: home of different groups of friends, 3 years running" pointing to Union street. The third box contains "Brandi's house: home of sweet tea, delicious baked goods and small blues dances" pointing to Union street. The fourth box contains "My house" pointing to North Main street. The fifth box contains "short cut" pointing to a dotted line connecting "Brandi's house" and "my house". The sixth both contains "New dormitory: almost complete" pointing to Professor street. The seventh box contains "Stevenson dining hall" pointing to Professor street. The eighth box contains "Keep Cottage: home of delicious cooperative food, a lovely porch, and the bike cooperative" pointing to North Main street. The ninth box contains "Art museum: reopening in 2011!" pointing to the corner of Lorain and North Main street. The tenth box contains "Tappan square: so many trees" pointing to the block south of Lorain and West of North Main street. The eleventh box contains "this way to the communications office" pointing off the map to the West, up Lorain st.

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Handwritten script spelling the words "But then again, it's incredible how much it doesn't".

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Hand drawn map of the United States. Arrows connect four descriptive boxes to the map. The first box contains "Oberlin, OH" home to four years." The second box contains "Wallawalla, WA: my sister goes to school here!" The third box contains "New York, NY: home away from home. My whole extended family lives here." The fourth box contains "Berkelsy, CA: born and raised. Hot bed of Obie alums and future Obies." Several stars dot the map and at the bottom right corner reads "stars form an incomplete map of locations where Obie alumni who I know and love now live."

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hand drawn image of the world. Script in the upper left reads "ah, home." Script at the bottom left reads "This image. We love this image. I guess it reminds us of important things."

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Harris, I love this. You could illustrate my world any day.

Posted by: Helena on August 27, 2010 10:32 AM

What a beautiful world we live in.

Posted by: Ma'ayan on August 27, 2010 10:40 AM

This is incredible.

Posted by: Patrick on August 27, 2010 11:36 AM

Where's the "like" button?

Posted by: Eli on August 27, 2010 12:59 PM

@Eli In seriousness, click on "Share" right at the end of the post (above the comments), link to Facebook, and then like it and share it with everyone!

LOL I'M TECHSAVVY.

Posted by: Ma'ayan on August 27, 2010 1:43 PM

ZOMGAWESOMESAUCE

Posted by: Lillie on August 27, 2010 1:55 PM

:D

Posted by: Kate on August 27, 2010 6:52 PM

Thanks for another awesome graphic post. See you in less than a week!

Posted by: Nora on August 28, 2010 10:16 PM

This is way, way cool.

Posted by: Karl on August 29, 2010 12:57 AM

This is awesome! Kudos. :)

Posted by: Tess on August 29, 2010 9:21 PM

Draw always. Also, thanks for the delightful shout-out!

Posted by: Brandi on August 30, 2010 11:19 AM

Yup! I see. Good sense of place!

Posted by: Dad on September 8, 2010 2:40 PM

oh leveryl
eprty ipctres
eubeatif larris
make my life hapy
hapy hapy!
isml.eeeeeeeeee!
oxes' soxes.

Posted by: noa. on September 26, 2010 6:38 PM

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