How to Survive Critiques

Critiques are a part of art school. There is no way to get around them. Here is some advice on how to make them as helpful as possible.

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…

How to Find Good Deals on Art Supplies

You don’t… Kidding, kidding. Art supplies are expensive, especially the very good quality ones. Thus, it becomes necessary to search for deals. The three main services I use to get art supplies are Amazon, Michaels, and Dick Blick. Amazon… Amazon is usually where I order art supplies when I can. I have Prime Student so…

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…

My New Year’s Resolutions

Every year I make resolutions, as many do. They are usually the same or similar to the year before, which is totally fine with me. So without further ado…my resolutions! Artistically… I want to get back into the habit of sketching I also want to start making more of my own art Blogging wise… I…

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…