This Monday we are taking a peek into the marvelous life of Mary Cole Daulton, our Visual Arts Section Editor. Stay tuned to see whose life we invade next.
What is your position at Auburn Circle? And what is it like?
My position is Visual Arts Section Editor, so it is my job to lead the section members, and together we vote on which art submissions go in the book! It’s so fun to see all the different kinds of art Auburn students make–oil painting, watercolor painting, quick sketches, detailed charcoal drawings, photography, murals, collages, and graphic design.
What is your favorite thing the Circle does each year?
My favorite Circle event is Snaps, our biannual publication party! We get to highlight the best of the magazine and really celebrate our authors and artists because if they didn’t submit, we wouldn’t have anything to publish. I love creating a little Circle art museum by displaying the art from the magazine and showing everyone how talented Auburn students are.
If you had to pick one GIF to describe your life what would it be?
What’s your major and why did you pick it?
I am majoring in graphic design! I was on the staff of my high school lit mag, and I fell in love with the process of design and publication. And I love how hands-on my homework is–although, “love” isn’t the adjective I use when its 3 a.m. and I’m cutting my mounting board for the third time.
Favorite place to go in Auburn:
Hobby Lobby. I can be dangerous in there.
Name your top 5 pieces of literature:
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi Durrow
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
What’s it like to be in the life of Mary Cole Daulton?
The life of Mary Cole Daulton includes a lot of mildly snarky commentary, tons of bad puns, “mom hugs,” stress, more stress, and a lot of clumsiness.
Who would you pick to play yourself in a movie about you? Why?
Mindy Kaling–we’re pretty much twins.
If you could sing one song on X-Factor, what would it be?
“Midnight Train to Georgia”–it’s my go to karaoke song.
Most embarrassing moment in college so far?
I was walking across a parking lot, and as I stepped off the curb onto the crosswalk, I twisted my ankle and completely fell to the ground. A car was waiting for me to walk across and the guy saw the whole thing, so I popped up really quickly and just yelled “I’m good! I’m good!” with two thumbs up as I limped out of his way.
If you were a box of cereal, what would you be?
Honey Bunches of Oats
If they named a new crayon color after you, what would it be and why?
229, 255, 105 = Proemial Yellow: An introduction to insanity
Circle or square pizza?
Square box, square pizza. However here at the Circle we like things to be rounded and spherical, so I’ll say Circle pizza.
If you could throw a parade of any caliber through the Circle office what type of parade would it be?
I’d throw a submissions parade and I would throw candy at everyone just to remind that the Circle is always a’round. (Bad pun!!!!)