Wednesday, June 11, 2014
As I was placing the items in the box I was starting off with the list given to me in class and then I started to realize what I really wanted to put into the box. Something that represented me today. Not someone I wanted to be or used to be, but who I am right now. I placed things in the box that I used everyday. My favorite perfume scent, the friendship bracelet I used to wear everyday, and a concert ticket from a show I went to recently. When I look back I will see exactly who I was 20 years ago. I'll smell the perfume I used to like, the jewelry I used to wear and the music I liked to listen to. Maybe those little things will be different or maybe they will stay the same.
In the beginning of the year I always had negative remarks towards my work. For example: this isn't good enough, it doesn't look right, I don't want to do this, etc. I learned that I must be patient and positive. While doing that my work will be more complete and satisfying to myself. I learned that everyone's artist abilities are different and that my perception and drawing of something will never be the same as someone else and therefore I cannot be mad at myself for my work not being the best of the class. No ones artwork is better than another's because we all perceive things differently. I am glad I took creative arts because not only did I draw realistic pictures, play with clay, and make sculptures, I also learned important life lessons.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Throughout my life I've always felt as if I was going to be stuck. In this town, with the same people doing the same thing. But all that changed when I got to high school. I started traveling more. These places made me realize everyone has a spot in this world. From The busy life of New York City, and Los Angeles. The enjoyment of the laid back desert in Sedona, or enjoying the beach in Bermuda. The bright lights and crazy night life of Las Vegas. The fashion capital of the world, Paris. The rich life and skyscrapers of Dubai. San Francisco the perfect spot between the mountains and the beach. Santa Monica, where every night is a beautiful view of the sunset. Ireland with the live music and pubs. To London where you can find royalty. You don't need to feel stuck in one place because you will soon be able to explore and venture into another journey in another spot in the world.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
I did not enjoy letting go of my art work for some else to change. I wanted to create my own piece of art from my opinion on the topic and not others. After the artwork was finished there were 3 different peoples opinions on the same topic in one art piece. In life people will always have different opinions then you but you cannot always fight them on it, you have to except them for who they are.
One of my fortune cookies said "Your hard work will pay off soon." While working on this project, I realized, all the time I was spending to obtain good grades is so I will be accepted into a good college. If I am accepted in a highly regarded college, my chances of landing a job out of school will be better. I am working hard now so later in life I can reap the benefits and enjoy a good paying job and maybe travel the world. It might be hard now but it will get easier as time goes on.
I enjoyed creating my pop print of the Ajax bottle. I chose the Ajax bottle because it was bright and had multiple designs going on inside the bottle. While carving into the stamp you never knew which extra lines would show up when pressed against the paper. If you did not like the way it printed you were always able to fix the stamp and try again. If you did not like the first print you could throw it out and tweak the stamp and try again. You can always fix your mistakes with a stamp because they are never permanent.
The mass printing of the same object became boring after awhile. You could change the colors of the object but it is still the same thing over and over again. I think this shows that the more you show of something the less of an effect it has overall.
Friday, November 15, 2013
The time we live in is entertainment, discovery, learning, and convenience. The textbook and globe show our need for learning. The phone cases show the phones that we use to keep us connected with people and entertain us. The iron shows us what we use for convenience. The iron is a simple way to take crinkles out of clothes in a short amount of time so we have more free time to do what we want.
Portia Munson's work is similar to our collection not only because of the color scheme but the way the sculptures portray our society. They show the objects we use on a daily basis in society or use to entertain us everyday.