Monday, November 18, 2013


I decided to do a portrait of my sister because she is a role model to me and she's recently gone to college, so I miss her a lot. For the material, I used yarn that I used to make bracelets out of. I was just looking around my house thinking of what to use and I found a huge bag of yarn, so that's why I used it. The yarn kind of connects to my sister because she used it to make bracelets for us and her friends. I took some risks by using different colors of yarn to show different values. 

Sticky Situation

My ideas for "Sticky Situation" were, for the most part, pretty simple and basic, but none of the ideas I came up with interested me enough to create. So I thought of things that I would enjoy painting and that's how I came up with the sky. I thought of what to put in the sky, and remembered how sad I was when I was little and accidentally let go of a balloon. The repetition came through in the different balloons. I used acrylic because I knew I would be able to get rich colors from it. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Up Close And Personal

1. Upclose and Personal was our theme. How did you develop your ideas for this project and why did you choose your subject?
To come up with ideas, I just thought about emotionally personal situations. thats how I came up with kissing. 
2. How did you demonstrate Emphasis in your work?
The pink lips are emphasized against the black background. 
3. What medium did you decide to use and why did you choose this medium over the others? Discuss how it enhances your piece.
I used colored pencils because I liked how easy it was to blend them. It added texture to my piece. 
We encourage risk taking in art. Risk taking can be as simple as trying a new technique or learning about a new medium to as complex as trying something totally new.
4.. Did you take any risks with this project? Explain.
I think my topic in general was a risk because its very personal and emotional. I don't think anyone else would have thought of it.

5. Of the 5 characteristics of great art (technique, concept, emotion, new, medium) which did you include in your art?
I used emotion obviously because kissing is very emotionally deep and sensual. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

What's the Point

1. What where some of your solutions to What’s the Point?
For What's the Point, I also thought of pointy things like the Washington Monument and knives. I also looked at it a bit differently and thought of emotional things like depression and loneliness. 
2. Which solution did you chose and why?
 I chose to go down the emotional path and draw dying flowers. My idea was to have living flowers in the picture and show the dying flowers basically saying, "what's the point of living if we'll never be as beautiful as the living flowers."
3. How did you show contrast in your work?
 I showed contrast by having a lot of values and not being afraid of the dark values. I tried to make the flowers stand out against the white background. 
4. What medium did you decide to use? Why did you choose this medium over the others?
 I used pencil because I thought I was the best at it. I like using stippling, but I knew I would be able to show better values with pencil. 
5. What techniques did you use to create this work? 
I used smooth shading in my piece. I really wanted the flowers to look soft and realistic. 
6. Did you take any risks with this project?
I feel like I did take risks. The first time I drew out my picture, it looked completely different from my final project. I redid every flower at least three times to try to make it look the best it could. 
7. What message are you conveying? How are you convey this message through the use of your images or use of art elements or principles?   
The message I was thinking of when I came up with the idea was along the lines of, "what's the point in trying when there is so much better out there." It's not really a good message, and I don't believe that or think people should believe that, it's just what I thought of when hearing "What's the Point"

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


This is a project that I was really excited to start. I thought that painting would be really fun and I would be great at it, but after we worked on the iPads, I couldn't seem to grasp the whole painting thing. I re-did the tree multiple times, as you can see, and I still wasn't happy with the final product. I'm also not very proud of the snow on the mountains. I can't say that I didn't try though! I spent a lot of time re-doing everything to try to make it look right. If I could re-do the whole project, I would. I'm pretty unhappy with the landscape I made, but I"m not giving up on painting!

Clay Tile

I liked this project a lot! It was really fun working with clay, even though it could be frustrating at times. I thought it was really cool that we could make 3D tiles! I was really sad when we came back from winter break and I found out that my tile exploded while firing! But I put a couple pieces back together and tried to fix it as much as possible. There's still a giant whole right in the front. I really like the sky colors and the spots on the giraffe. I'm not as happy with the face, especially the nose. Overall, I wish it came out without breaking, but I'm happy with my final piece. I worked really hard on it!