Bullet Journal: Tracking my Art Making

When I’m at Moore, I have a bad habit of not making any of my own art. Instead I only make art for my assignments. I really need to get into the habit of making things for myself and not just assignments. To help myself get in the habit, I created a tracker. Its fairly…

How I Deal with Negativity towards Art School

As someone who chose to go to pursue an art major at an art school, people tend to have opinions. Some are good, some are bad. It really depends on their experience with artists in everyday life. Those who have are usually encouraging, and they are willing to let you explain why you chose this…

How to Give Critiques

Critiques are hard to receive. However, they can also be difficult to give as well. Whether you don’t like the piece (or the person) and don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings or you believe you don’t know enough to critique it, sometimes it can be difficult to speak up. Don’t Sugarcoat it! You’re not helping…

The First Week of Classes is Over

Phew! The first week of my spring semester is over. The only class I haven’t had yet is my jewelry class.  I do have a lot of liberal arts classes this semester, which all seem pretty cool. I’m taking two history classes, a behavioral development class, and a math class. Experimental Studio is the only…

Snowy Owl Block Print

I ended up making another print during winter break. A snowy owl! If you can’t tell already, owls are probably my favorite animal, maybe besides a horse. I think I like this one better than my previous print that I posted about, Riptide. It was a small block size again, 5×7, so carving out the…

Bullet Journal: Places I Want to Go

One of the things I want to do in 2017 and beyond is to travel. To keep track of all the place I want to go, I’ve started a section in my bullet journal. To make the cover page, I used a fountain pen and metallic gel pens for the lettering. To make it more…

Riptide Linocut

To practice my hand at block printing a little bit more, I decided to do a small print of Riptide. I used a small 4x5in block to make this print. The first thing I did was draw the image on the block and carve it out. I did a couple test prints. This was the…

Painting Final: From Conception to Realization

My oil painting final this semester had very loose requirements. It just had to have a figure, space, and still life. Here is it’s progress from start to finish. I chose to have the base be on gessoed wood.

Setting up my New Bullet Journal

I started my first bullet journal this July. It’s been a lifesaver so far, especially during this semester when I had seven classes. I usually can remember everything that I need to do but this allows me to have it written down and in front of me. This in turn lowers my stress level, because…

Some Prints from this Semester

This semester, I took a printmaking class and ended up really liking it. We covered the basic techniques (monoprint and collograph, drypoint, and linocut). We usually were assigned the task to create an unique series of three. Here are some examples of what I created this semester. Our first assignment was to create abstract compositions…