November 20, 2011

Massive Brainstorm: Notes

1- small renderings from assemblage piece
2-Sculpture using cloth idea
3- Simplistic piece, formal piece off of alter book page "history" with Marie Antoinette

~~~~work in progress ~~~~~

National Portfolio Day reflection

Well I don't think I have ever talked about my art for so long before. It honestly has given me a headache from the hours talking and standing and being excited for all the people I was talking too! Well I got there and walked in, registered. I waited in a line for a bit and then they let us all in. Basically it was a big room and there was tables set up all around and at them were specific schools and their admissions personnel. I learned that only schools who are NASAD accredited (National Association of Schools of Art and Design) are involved in National Portfolio day. So basically the quality were represented!

My approach once again was to get feed back on my portfolio, many people seem to be there with the goal to impress. Honestly I didn't even know that their were going to literally be colleges represented. Anyways I went to all the tables and spoke with the people who had the shortest or no line at all. I did not enjoy waiting in lines today so, I didn't!

I believe in all I spoke with 5 different people and I have come back with multiple ideas on possible pieces and a couple of main points.
1)I need to draw.
2) Technique/subject matter. Find common ground
3)Smaller may be better (for my medium of college)

So to elaborate some more on these points, basically they enjoyed the fact that I brought pieces in different mediums but also in my concentration. Many said it showed my enthusiasm to take risk and experiment. Within my concentration they liked that I brought pieces that show progress. As one person said one thing about a certain piece the next one said something completely different. And some comments were all the same. (Listed above!)

I also have the want to go back and do mini pieces that mock past pieces and do other pieces that elaborate or continue on another one as well. I am not sure how I feel about that though for the sake of my portfolio. I want variety but I also need to show progress. I really just need to draw.

I spoke in depth with the representative from New Hampshire Institute of Art and she gave me some amazing advice and basically mini drawing lesson. She told me that in her class room she follows the three L's Large Loose and Light when drawing. Gave me specific pointers on that when I do a study of a drawing to look at in head on and to give myself my entire arm for movement not laying it down and only having the motion in my wrist. She even told me to use newsprint (that I have!) and a grease pencil so I won't feel as if I am wasting material or the need to make things perfect.

I want to do this, I need to do this, I am going to do this. Weather I like it or not. Also, I need to time helps.

I have many ideas and I am confident that whatever I come up with within the next 5 months should be, interesting!

November 19, 2011

Scholarship ... ?

Well Winthrop has offered me their Dean Meritorious Scholarship of $500 for 2012-2013 school year. So I guess it did go as well as I thought. I'm really proud of myself for pushing me to go and keeping an open mentality through it all. I am so thankful to be an artist.

November 18, 2011


Well we all know our little tragic story on our assemblage pieces but beyond the sticky situation... I really enjoyed creating this piece. I have never really attempted working with found object before and working with this natural color scheme. I feel like it is very earthy and it inspired more of it in other pieces! If I were to do this again I would make something specifically stand out, or somethings. I feel like this is the first abstract piece I have done...

November 16, 2011


So here we are, diving into our concentration... This is Collage 2. I had no hesitation in this piece and I just started. I ended up with a gradient of images, not color (where in my current piece is what I am doing and it is not going well...) But we live and we learn and I like some aspects of this piece, I feel like the technical went really well, like with the gradient and my skill to cut paper straight and my first attempt at a font... Yes, this is not interesting to look at. You look, and then you look away, I need to work on keeping the viewer in.

November 3, 2011

General post

SO, I have added a new page to my blog in reference to my upcoming Winthrop portfolio review. I have come to the conclusion that I need to actually have a sketch book and sketch in it constantly. I want to get better in so many different aspects of my work it's almost like my art work is this mini life I have tagging along with my real life.