Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Time Capsule!

Hello! For this assignment we were to fold a cardboard box and then design in in however way desired. I enjoy painting using one color over a big amount of space so I enjoyed painting the box. While drying paint that was on the box with a heat gun I realized the paint started to bubble and I really liked the way it looked. After this later of paint dried I continued on with layers of green black silver and white. I also added tissue paper to the sides as well. Although I have been late and still am on finishing this project, so far I have put in a Dr. Marten's tag from a pair of boots I got recently. I really enjoy wearing Dr. Martens shoes and plan to hold onto the three pairs I own for a long time. I am planning to write a letter to myself before it is sealed and putting it into the box. To be quite honest, I don't really know what to put into a time capsule because Time Capsules don't really hold an importance to me. However I did enjoy creating the box and am glad the way it turned out!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Finished my book!!

Hello! I finished sewing my book together and now I am looking forward to add more to it! I really like how the book looks when it is fanned out, it shows the colors transitioning very well. I was running low on time to finish sewing this but luckily I was able to finish it within 2-3 class periods. I have used this method of sewing books two previous times in this class before and I am glad that it only took me a short about of time to get back into the hang of sewing a book. Below are pictures of the completed book and some pages that are in it!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Book is starting to come together!

At the end of every year, 21 pages we've worked on through out the year goes into a hand sewn book. Since this is my third year of Creative Arts, I will be taking home a third one this year! Not only do I like the book pages in this years book, but I noticed how each book is very very different from the previous years. This year I used a lot of acrylic and watercolor ink for most of my book pages and I am very satisfied to see all the colors going nicely together! I'm currently working on making the two card board covers for the book, then I will begin to fold the papers and soon they will be ready to be sewn together! This years theme I wanted for my book was to be Outer Space, and I believe the colors and textures I used closely intertwined with the idea and colors used Outer Space. I look forward to completing this years book within a few more weeks, as well as my junior year in high school!

Thursday, March 20, 2014


My love for so many creatures, ideas, objects, theories and people can not be identified through a tangible proof- but everything I feel, see and learn to understand seem to fill me to the brim with a sense of liveliness words cannot express well enough. I don't collect, or need much to be happy. I appreciate people's time and words more than anything. In the current sixteen years I have lived on this planet, many things have built me, and broken me into the person I am today. I don't like alot of things about myself and I am a package full of complexities that I've become adjusted to overtime. One feeling however, I have not been able to adjust to is Numbness. When I am numb, I am cold, hollow and I feel like I'm merely a ghost floating along the Earth, watching and understanding everything around me but my heart and mind isn't in it. It's like someone scooped out all my insides, made me a hallow shell, and put me back together. When I am numb, nothing seems to rid it until it passes.When I am numb, I believe I am nonexistent. I become almost someone else I don't like or understand. The feeling of Numbness doesn't come around everyday, but when I do feel it, it makes me appreciate even the darkest and most saddest emotions my body has the audacity to create because what Numbness has taught me, is that even in my purest moments of my depression, anxiety and fears, it is much better to feel than to not feel at all. All these feelings hurt me inside out- doing the smallest tasks can make me feel so vulnerable, weak, small, and just want to leave wherever I am. But I am alive, and after all I've managed to go through, I should be proud of who I am. The deepest of my emotions make me feel alive, regardless. I am thankful for that because some cannot feel at all, and even though I could take ease at the thought of feeling with out depression and anxiety- it surely reminds me I am alive and I would hate if I ever grew into a walking, breathing corpse. I am thankful for the range of emotions because there are times once in a while that "happy" seem to suite me. It doesn't last very long but the occasional times I am, it is blissful, and I could just cry from the relief of lightness I feel. Emotions are beautiful. It makes me realize I have not turned into a stone from within, I'm still alive- able to appreciate people, nature and the entire universe even more than I have already. My love for everything around me continues to expand. 

Monday, January 27, 2014

Pop Art

Hello! In this assignment we were to create a stamp. Using linoleums, we carved a design or picture into the rubber stamp. After that step was completed, we used paint and created a design out of the stamps. I didn't enjoy this assignment as much as the others but I didn't mind doing it either. I am satisfied with the results however, and thought it looked interesting! 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Fortune Cookie Assignment


In this assignment we were given 6 fortune cookies with fortunes inside. With these 6 fortunes, we were to create a page that was inspired by the fortunes, or the learn Chinese on the back of it. The fortune that inspired me to do this page was "Want a hen tomorrow than an egg today". I liked this fortune because it was about patience and the importance of it. I am very satisfied with how this has turned out!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Art x 3 Project

This project was very interesting. In this assignment we were to collaborate with two other students on one work with the theme being "Celebrity". Now when the theme is celebrity it is theme to visually express your interpretation of what the word celebrity means to you, and how you perceive it to be. I found this to be interesting because everyone has different opinions and views on social media, and people expressing it on a piece of work they are working on, everyone's pieces turn out completely different. On then first day of starting this assignment, we worked on it for two days. The number I was assigned was put on a sticker and into the folder where the unfinished piece stayed until the next person would work on it. That person would work on it for two days and then finally, we were given a third piece of work and 4 days to work on it and bring it to completion. I really enjoyed this assignment because although it doesn't look like much, my part in this piece, I felt, was visually expressed using the theme. This was a very different experiment for me, and it showed me to be able to let go of my work and give it to someone else. As most people, I would imagine, like being able to complete a piece  by themselves. It was interesting how this assignment played out and I really enjoyed myself!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Is Clutter like Collecting? Why or why not?

In my opinion, I believe clutter is alot like collecting because you are aware of what is in the clutter while you are collecting. Visably, clutter to someone may be hectic and messy and often not seen the way the person collecting it sees the collection. There are millions of things to collect and to one person a collection of something specific may mean security, while maybe to someone else collecting the same thing may bring a different variety of emotions.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Box Drawing

The Box Drawing, which ended up becoming my favorite assignment, was an assignment given to use based on choice and personality. Our class was assigned to draw the white cardboard box in front of us and add whatever we wanted to the box using our imagination and creativity. I really enjoyed this assignment because we could put whatever we wanted onto and into the box. I used prismacolor pencils, graphite pencil, and sharpies of all sizes. Prismacolor and sharpies are two of my favorite utensils to use as art supplies!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Compare and Contrase- Candy Jar and Bicycle Drawing

This marking period we had two assignments that needed to be completed... A bicycle drawing in graphite pencil and and Candy Jar drawing made with graphite pencils and prismacolor colored pencils. I enjoy working with Prismacolor pencils more than graphite pencils because I like working with color while working with realistically bright objects. Although I do like black and white contrast, as well as pencil drawings, I find colored pencils to be more enjoyable than graphite pencils. I have always found it difficult to use graphite pencils to an extent because I eventually become frustrated with the shading and textures I draw on the page. In the long run, I enjoyed the Candy Jar assignment much more than the Bicycle drawing using the graphite pencils. I look forward to the new assignments that lye ahead in marking period 2!!

Candy Jar Drawing

Hello!! In this assignment our class was assigned to draw and color a jar filled with candy and candy around the jar with prismacolor pencils. Prismacolor pencils are my favorite art utensil to use because of the smooth and creamy texture it leaves behind on the surface of the paper. Luckily, I managed to finish this drawing in time to submit to blogger and also before the assignment was due. I found it quite difficult to draw specific candy's and the shine off the jar. I improvised and penciled in other candy that did not exist in the jar but in my mind. I really enjoyed this assignment and I am looking forward to using prismacolor pencils more into the future! We have not yet, but after the assignment is due, we will be able to eat the candy, yum!! :)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Bicycle Drawing - Graphite Pencil

Hello! The first Creative Arts assignment of the year was a bicycle drawing drawn with graphite pencils. In this assignment our class was instructed to draw a close up view of part of a bicycle on display in the middle of the classroom. I drew part of the chain on the bike.Although I have worked with graphite pencils in the past, I still find it difficult to use them for the purpose of shading and markings. Using graphite pencils are not my favorite tool to use in art but it is always beneficial to keep practicing with them and continue to use them. Before the final drawing we did thumb nail sketches of the bike. With me not quite being interested in drawing realistic objects, I tend to get distracted and often get distracted drawing something else. However, I did recognize that I have been getting better in shading and using graphite pencils in general.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Starting a third year of HTHS Creative Arts

This is the first full week of the school year as a junior in HTHS I'm glad that this is my third year in this class and I'm looking forward to creating new projects with more experience than the previous years. I am most excited about working on the art book year round. I've been working on the book I've made in my sophomore year, all summer long- even taking the book and art supplies on vacation and am looking forward to creating a new one this year!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The school year is coming to an end!

I can't believe the year is almost over! So much has changed in the past year, including academic changes. Last year, my grades were slipping quick, I was far behind in projects, and I would constantly procrastinate. For art, I would never fully put my heart into the projects- I would tend to believe I was but I never put the full effort into it. For the book project for art, i was missing several pages and had to use blank paper to make up for the missing pages. Overall, the book was incomplete, dysfunctional and had lacked a "theme". This year, my grades have been A's and B's, I've been organized and up to date and this year, I had pages to CHOOSE from to put in my book! I'm so proud of myself, in a way, I feel like this book represents me.  Although it isn't complete, it had a theme to direct all my pages to, like a goal. It's more organized and functional, neater, and I really put my all into this book!

Metal Finished!

My metal is finished! This years metal piece was alot more complex but I was ready for the challenge! Instead of breaking 10+ saw blades like I did last year, I only broke two. I really am proud of myself for the way my piece turned out. I really like how the copper (the flame) turned out to look. The colors range because of the flux put on the metals before soldering. As a plus, I finished even earlier than the due date! 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Blurry Stars

Anna looked up into the blurry lights above and wiped the tears away from her face, she's been hiding her feelings for quite some time now. Every so often, Anna would visit her "secret spot" away from town which gave a lovely view of the night sky and hilltops to clear her mind. Although Anna was not feeling any better she began to get up until she heard snapping twigs and she froze. Terrified, Anna began to quickly search for a weapon in reach, since she's never seen anyone or any trace of a person here before. Frozen, Anna locks eyes with a pale man with gentle blue eyes.
"Don't worry, I won't hurt you. I see you found my secret spot," said the man. "My names Matthew."
Matthew reached his hand out and shook Anna's shaky hand.
"I've been coming to this place ever since I was little. Once in a while I see you sitting by the rocks," Matthew continued, "but today I felt the need to talk to you, you've seemed upset. Is everything alright?" Matthew looked at Anna with a genuine smile.
"I'll be okay, thanks."

"No you're not okay, what's wrong?" Matthew said, urging her to speak.

"It's just.. I've been struggling through alot, I really appreciate you asking." Anna said.

"Like what? I'm here, I'm listening."

Anna stared at Matthew for a long minute and have a little smile. "My names Anna, and here is my story."

There are people out in the world that genuinely care about others, but people struggle to open up when they desire specific attention from certain individuals. What people need to realize, is that if the desired person isn't paying attention or caring, they are not worth your time. There are people out there, people need to open their hearts and listen, because someone out there truely needs an ear to talk to, or a mouth to listen to. It is more appreciated than words can express.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


Currently our class is working on a cup, plate and saucer based upon the artist we picked for the previous assignment. So far my cup and plate is done (I just finished my plate today!). My artist is Vincent van Gough, and my cup is based upon nature that he often drew and my plates idea originated from the starry night. I'm excited to see how things turn out!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Finished Blind Contour Drawing!

I finished my blind contour drawing! I'm really proud of it although looking at it now I should have used black to color in the hair. I really enjoyed using the prismacolor colored pencils, enough to want to buy some of my own! I really liked this assignment because not only did we use a drawing to express who we are- but basic sentences that describes each and every individual. I think depending on your word choice and effort, these small sentences can hold a strong factor in the assignment.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Bowls, bowls and more bowls!

Ah, back to pottery! I absolutely love working with clay and watching it transform into beautiful pieces of art (that we can eat off of too!). Last year I really enjoyed the pottery unit just as much as I enjoyed it this year. This year is the year of the Empty Bowls Dinner! All our bowls will be on sale and can be eaten on on February 9th. This year is everything pasta themed, I love pasta! I'm looking forward to going, as it only happens once every two years, and it's for a good cause! I encourage everyone to go, not only does the town come closer together when helping people, but it's all for a good cause and who knows, maybe you might make a new friend! I can't wait to see everyone eating from the bowls our classes made!