Saturday, November 16, 2013

What Does Our Cellection Reveal About Us?

 There are pens, soap, hats, toys, containers, trash; our collection depicts that amount of different types of everyday things that are blue or can be blue. We got the idea from artist, Portia Munson ( The collection is made up of things that we need, want, or are interested in, and shows how many things people have in their possession. Many of the things are not even necessary, people just have them. Besides the pens, salt, and my own clifbar wrapper, my own personal tastes are not reflected at all.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

What do you collect? Why?

I have two collections, neither began just because I decided to start collecting the items in them, but they kind of came upon me.
The first is a collection of my drawings that had accumulated in my backpack, under my bed, around my house. Most are doodles and sketches but for some reason I can't let myself get rid of them. Recently I gathered all of them, some are from elementary school, some are from middle school, and some are recent; some I drew myself, and some I drew with friends, and put them in a folder. It's great looking back on what I've drawn in the past, it tells me what I was thinking or interested in.
The second collection is my dead insect collection. I have a frame that I so far have a large moth, a cicada, and a dragonfly in. All of the insects have been found (already dead) by friends and family and given to me because they know of my interest in them.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Cookie Decorating

We decorated cookies using icing mixed with food coloring as paint! I really liked how small the space to paint on was, for whatever reason, and I like painting a lot in general so it was really fun.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Bike Drawing vs. Candy Jar Drawing

I liked the candy jar drawing more than the bike drawing. Using colored pencils allowed more room for experimentation and imperfections on the candy jar. Using the graphite pencils for the bike drawing didn't allow much room for anything but a perfect looking bike in my mind (and by the end I was disappointed because I didn't have the perfect bike I had been anticipating). It also involved so much more focus. Drawing the candy was easy and while coloring I didn't pay attention to small details, I just did it.

Candy Jar Drawing

Drawing the jar and the candy was good. Coloring, however, I didn't like much at first. I began by trying to make everything perfect so that it would be realistic looking but it just looked really terrible. Eventually I started scribbling over everything with a white colored pencil, thats where it got fun. I made things look slightly like they were melting so I decided to add to the melted look. I layered lots of colors and pulled everything downward. I'm pretty satisfied with the drawing, I thought it would have turned out much worse.

Bike Drawing

When we first started drawing the bike I felt that I wouldn't be able to do it. It was extremely aggravating, especially when we started adding value. Shading takes a lot of patience and I got overwhelmed thinking about how long it would take before I even started. I thought that i would never finish. I managed to though, and it turned out better than I expected.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Welcome to my blog.

Welcome. I am a student at HTHS and I am in the creative arts class. This class gives me an opportunity in the school day to take a break and do something enjoyable. On this blog I will be posting about my work.