Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Some Artsy Fartsy Stuffs For You

You may be wondering what I've been up to lately. I feel as though I haven't anything good to post about these days. I've been pretty swamped with work and school and free time. And unfortunately free time has included doing things post-worthy and then not posting about them.

Like painting ceramics and cooking at Zelda's apartment. I also found this awesome new game to play that would be more fun than what would happen if Twitter and Facebook had a child. Click the link. You know you want to. It's especially fun if you very much enjoy words. I promise.

So anyway, I feel like my brain is nine ways from Sunday and I can see the light at the end of this school work tunnel made of fail, but it might just be a train waiting to flatten me out. On the plus side, I got accepted into our Teacher Ed program, so that's one less thing to worry about. It's conditional admittance, so I have to get my GPA up where it needs to be by the end of Fall 2010 or I'm out. 

I'm not really worried. I'm in a good place and I'm sure that I will be just fine. Besides, if I'm where God wants me to be, then really, how could it not work out? You know?

But I still have to finish everything to do this semester, and thankfully I'm over halfway done with the last week of classes and lucky, lucky me has no finals during finals week. Yay! 

And remember that mug I was telling you about that I painted in memory of my grandfather? Well, I thought maybe, just maybe, y'all would like to see what it looked like. I think it turned out absolutely fabulous and I'm pretty pleased with the aesthetics of the piece.

I've also been hard at work in my drawing II class creating beautiful works of art such as this:

Don't you just love it? I really like the body and the fabric. I love the richness of the orange/gold color of the background. Not so nuts about the swirls, I think they need a little work, but honestly? It came together in a better way than I could have imagined. 

The assignment was to blend the styles of two different artists. I came to class completely unprepared. Uh oh. But fortunately for me, there's a girl in my class who is an extreme know it all and just looooooves creating works of art and telling you how she felt about it, why she did it, why she loves it, why she hates it, and how she went about doing it all, and she brought in two books on two different artists and sat right in front of me. I spied on her drawing a little bit to see what she was doing, and then I looked at her books. 

I figured beggers can't be choosers so I went ahead and used her books as references for my own drawing. I knew one of her artists was Edvard Munch because he has very distinct style, but I had to ask her who the other artist was. It turned out to be Alphonse Mucha - an artist who worked on posters when Art Nouveau was becoming popular. He was one of the leading artists and his style is very different from Munch's. 

I choose to believe that you can see the influence of both artists in my drawing - as well as my own little flair. I pulled most of the body and fabric from Munch, and left the background to Mucha. But the fabric is a little of both artists melded together. What do you think?

In other news, my dad will be here on Friday to take a few things out of my room so I don't have to worry about moving them in a week when Finals are over. It's weird the semester is coming to an end so quickly. But I mostly figured out why exactly it doesn't feel like the end of the year. In previous ends of prior spring semesters and all through public school the end of the year was ungodly hot. The sun was always shining and the days were absolutely wonderfully beautiful. That's not so this week. The weather is nasty and raining, windy and freezing.

Does that say summertime to you? I didn't think so. 


  1. Wow, getting to that time of the year where the finals will be over and summer is here. Well, for students anyway. I slave away all. year. round. It sucks my friend. :P

  2. Munch and Mucha...two of my fave artists :D Great job on the painting!...perhaps a little more Munch than Mucha, though...? Maybe if there was some intense floral detail in the swirlies or something, I'd see some more of the art nouveau. But, wonderful stuff, none-the-less ;D

    And the cup is fab, too, btw.

  3. Nope. Not a fairy godmother. Haha.

    I cannot believe has fast this semester has flown by. It scares me. I don't like to see time escape me to quickly. That means I'm getting older, faster. Dislike!

    It's actually been rather nice here in NYC the past few days. Very warm. Though it's supposed to turn into nasty rain tomorrow :P
    Maybe a thunder storm?! YAY!!


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