Week in the Life of an Art Major

Finals Week

This was a crazy week! I had a couple of finals left, I had to get all my art out and my show down on Thursday and I did weaving at a live Nativity in Pottsborro Tx. But I got everything done and it was a great week! The photo under this on the left is yarn bombing I found on campus!! It wasn’t me, I wish it had been! I’m pretty sure I know who did it thought! They are my hero!!! The picture in the middle is my Art History review that I was hard at work studying in the lobby. The photo on the right is the first load of stuff I loaded Thursday before I left campus, I had a lot more stuff in the back when I left, but it was raining so I didn’t get a photo.

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Figure Drawing II

We finished drawing last week, which was pretty sad, I’m gonna miss figure drawing so much! This week studio was spent putting finishing touches on drawing and getting my portfolio together.

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Fiber Arts II

I mentioned earlier in the post that I wove in a Live Nativity. My wonderful friends, the Lovejoys, invited me to weave at their church’s event several weeks ago, and of course I had to be apart of it! Luckily for me, my Professor, Paula, is wonderful and let me borrow the table loom for it!

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I was able to get some more headbands. I’m hoping to start selling them soon.

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Printmaking I

The final for printmaking was a print exchange! Everyone in the two printmaking classes and Chris, our fearless leader, had to make a print from any of the processes we’ve work with and then make enough for everyone in the classes! They all turned out amazing!!!!

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I also went ahead and did one more print. I had been wanting to try a rainbow roll for a while!

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Georgetown Baptist Live Nativity

The Live Nativity was so amazing! So much work went into and more a thousand people came out to see it! People would start there journey into the Bethlehem market with candle making, spices, dancing around a fire, carpentry, live animals, Roman guards and more. Then they were guided to the inn where there was no room. From there they were lead to Herod’s palace with harem dancers and all! Then to the manger with Mary, Joseph, Angels, the wise men with a camel and of course, the star of the show, baby Jesus! Last, they were taken to the chapel for hot chocolate and the rest of the story.

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Week in the Life of an Art Major

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This was a crazy week! It felt like this week was never going to come, but then I blinked and it happened! Andres, Kailan and I installed our show Monday, it opened on Tuesday, and we had a reception and artist talk on Thursday!

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Here are Kailan’s wonderful pieces:

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Here are Andres wonderful pieces:

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Here’s mine, minus the weavings:

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The Collaboration:

 

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Artist Talk:

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 Figure Drawing II

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Fiber Arts II

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Printmaking I

Next week in printmaking we are going to be doing a print exchange, so everyone is working hard  on prints for it. I’m really excited about the prints I’ve been seeing people work on!

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Week in the life of an Art Major

Because this was Thanksgiving week I only had class Monday and Tuesday and neither of the art clubs met. It didn’t fall on the best week for me because the semester ends in a couple of weeks and my show is next week, but breaks are always nice. Even though I only got to go to each class once, I still got quite a bit done.

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Chris, from my painting class, and I had been talking about doing a collaboration for a while and now that painting class is pretty much over we started one! Hopefully we can find some time to finish it. It’s turning out really cool!

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Figure Drawing II

I started a hands drawing of SirIssac, and it kicked my butt most of the night. I’m definitely learning a lot!!

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Fiber Arts II

I was super productive in fiber arts this week! I started my third scarf at the beginning of the class and finished it in a couple of hours. Now it was about half the length of the other two, but who’s counting feet anyway?

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I also started my first piece on a triangle loom! It’s lots of fun!

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I’ve been making a lot straps on my inkle loom!

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My friend Michael, from fiber arts, is a great crocheter and knitter and he had recently taken some of yarn I had purchased to make a hat for me. It turned out amazing!!! I also bought the purple one on the left, because it was beautiful!

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Printmaking I

I finally finished my third screen print. It’s my favorite of the three.

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 In printmaking I was able to get quite a bit done with presentation for the show I’ll be in next week!

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My wonderful friend Amanda has been working on this lino-cut for a while and finally finished it. I was able to talk her into a trade! The pressure wasn’t right when this one went through, thats way it has the white grainy pattern. Which is why I picked it, I LOVE the way it looks! Imperfections make things better!

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Week in the Life of an Art Major

This was a really good week, I got the stained glass windows done with help of some amazing people on Sunday, and turned them in on Monday. It was a fun project but it was nice for it to be over! Also there was the realization of how close the show I’ll be in with Kailan and Andres is! Installation is on December 1st and the show runs from the 2nd through the 11th. Which is really exciting, but oh so close. I was a little stressed at the beginning of the week, but I’m feeling a little more confident that I’ll get all I want done. The photo below is an ad for the show Derrick made. I’m so honored and excited to show my art with these two amazing artists!!

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 Here are the finished stained glass windows.

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Painting II

I wasn’t able to get  a lot done in painting this week. Monday I had to drop off the windows and Wednesday I ended up doing some work for printmaking. But I did get a little done on this two paintings on paper.

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Figure Drawing II

We continued the drawing from last week on both Monday and Wednesday. I didn’t take a picture of the finished drawing for some reason, but this one was pretty close to the final product.

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Fiber Arts II

I’m almost done with my Poncho! I have it sewed together and have the head hole cut out, now I just have a little hemming to do and I’ll be done and wearing it!!

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I finished the second of my three scarves this week, so just one more to go!

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Printmaking I

This was a pretty productive week for me in printmaking. I finished my lino-cut of St. Peters and got it printed. I made two editions of three, one with a black background and one with more of a white background. I really like the way they turned out!

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I also got a lot done on my third screen print. It probably only needs one more color, but we will see!

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Art Club

In Art Club this week we had a reception for Artist Sonia Semone who has a show in the wise gallery right now. She paints on the back of glass, and its really cool stuff!!

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Egyptian Art Club

We are having a show in Egyptian Art club right now! It’s in the art hallway, so be sure to come over and check it out if you can!

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At our meeting Dalia taught us how to spell our names in Egyptian! So there is a fun skill I have now! Writing my name in Egyptian!

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Week in the Life of an Art Magor

Painting II

I didn’t get as much as I wanted done this week in Painting because of a project I’m working on for one of the choirs on campus. But I did get two paintings on paper started.

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Figure Drawing II

Monday we continued the long drawing of Ariel from the previous week, I sadly left my board at home that had my drawing on it. So, I started a quick line drawing. Wednesday we started a new long drawing with SirIssac.

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Fiber Arts II

I finally got the sleeves for my poncho off the loom!

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On tuesday I’ll be taking the two materials I’ve woven, and I’ll be sewing them together. So hopefully I will have a new poncho on tuesday! On the left are the two materials. On the right is my friend Amanda being silly with my material!

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 I started the second of the three scarfs this week, I’m almost halfway done with it.

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Paula, my professor, went to a fiber festival over the weekend and brought me back some yarn! She got an amazing deal on all of them, for all five it was only $16.25. I am in love with all of them!!

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Printmaking I

Last week was not a very productive, but this week was a difference story, I got two new prints going. First another Triangle screen print and second a large Lino-cut.

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Art Clubs

Art club this week was a little different. The project I mentioned earlier in the post was taking a little longer then I had the time for, so Derrick, my wonderful professor and head of the art club suggested I recruit some help, so I did. My art club is the best! And a total life saver!! Also, TJC  has been working with the Make a Wish Foundation to help a little girl named Londyn get her wish to be in a big rodeo. There was a parade for her on friday.

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 Egyptian Art will be having a show in the art department hallway, so this week we got some last minute stuff done for it. Here are two things I worked on this week.

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This is a photo from a few weeks ago, I didn’t have it when I blogged about that so I thought I would share it now. It’s a rather silly photo, I love it!

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October 2014

October is one of my favorite months of the year! Halloween fun, pumpkin flavor is all around and fall finally happens! I love fall leaves!! Becuase of school I didn’t get to do as much as I had planned for the month, but it was still a great month! Here are my favorite moments from the spooky month!

Glen Rose Trip

My church’s youth group takes a annual trip to Glenn Rose Tx to see the Promise play and have some dino fun! I had the privilege of getting to go as a sponsor this year. We took ten students, all of them being girls because all the boys were busy that weekend. It was such a wonderful trip, I was so blessed to get to go and spend time with these amazing girls!! I love them so much!!! I took my Canon AE-1 Program, but the film I brought isn’t the kind I can get developed close by, and I still haven’t had the chance to send it off.

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Tyler Comic Con

I experienced my frist Comic Con. Dad and I took my brother Danny and his wife Amanda for his birthday. It was pretty fun! Where else are you going to see Chewbacca? Or Batman holding a goodie bag? And yes I got a Ewok hat!

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FBC Harvest Festival

My church does a harvest festival every year on the last sunday of October. This year I was asked to take care of a photo taking area,basically a photo booth. So my wonderfully creative friend Maddy and I did some brian storming and came up with some fun ideas, which ended up with a fall leaf hunt!

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Art Club Costume Contest

I’ve already blogged about this, but it was so Octobery that I hate to put it in this post. I was a Roy Liechtenstein painting and I was a runner up.

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October Goodies!

One of the biggest reason I get so excited about october is Frankenberry cereal!! It’s my favorite and it’s only around in october! I definitely got my share of it this year. Also, Starbucks has this wonderful drink called a Frankenfrappuccino, which tastes just like mint chocolate ice cream! Sooo good! And what is october without a Carmel apple?

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Proton Pack Fabrication

My dad, being the cool guy he is, found out a friends son was going as a ghost buster and he offered to make the proton park. Needless to say it was way cool!!!!!!

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Scooter

Halloween wouldn’t be halloween without forcing scooter, my Chihuahua, to dress in adorable clothes! This year she was Elsa, and a T-Rex…or being eaten by a T-Rex. Your choice!

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Week in the Life of an Art Major

This week went by so fast, and I got a ton done! All submissions for The Bell Tower (TJC’s yearly arts journal) were due this week, so I waited till the last possible moment, but I got my stuff in. You’re allowed three submissions, so I entered two lino-cut prints and one of my door paintings. I also submitted the collaboration piece I did with Kailan and Andres. Below are the four pieces. Hopefully something will make it in!!Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

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Painting II

I’ve got seven different painting in progress. It’s safe to say I have a lot going on!

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Figure Drawing II

We started a long drawing on monday and continued it wednesday, we will have one more night to work on it.

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Fiber Arts II

Last week I started a warp that was long enough to make three scarves. I finished the first one thursday! I’m having a lot of fun experimenting with different patterns and yarns!
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 Still chugging along on the sleeves for my poncho!

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I made my first headband this week. I’m going to start making a lot of them and hopefully sell them.

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Printmaking I

I didn’t get a ton done this week in printmaking, but I did get a little more done on the intaglio.

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Kailan did this gorgeous lino-cut owl print last semester, I’ve been wanting one since I saw them! So, we worked out a trade! A scarf for a print! Definitely a fair trade!!! The photo on the right is Kailan wearing the scarf!

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Art History I

This was a good week in Art History, we had a Test tuesday which I surprisingly made an A on!  Thursday we started the Dark Ages and Chris used Monty Python and the Holy Grail to explain feudalism! Pretty much the best thing that has ever happened in a history class! “Dennis”!!

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Art Clubs

I stole this photo from Facebook because I didn’t get any photos, but we took all the food for the food drive, in the rain! It was really fun….and cold!!!IMG_4408

We got done in Egyptian art club this week! Berry finished his Obama Pharaoh, which is super funny and cool!!! We had three carpets done at the beginning of the week, pictured on the right. We got three more done today.

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Week in the Life of an Art Major

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So the collaboration piece is coming to a close. If it’s not finished now it will be by the end of next week so we can submit it to the arts journal on campus. Kailan and I were looking at it on Tuesday and we found some cool paint on a palette in the sink room that was still wet, so Kailan added it too her design, it really makes it pop!!!

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 I got a little further on the door of Brooke, and I think I’ve finished the one on the right.

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A couple of paintings I got started. Not sure where I am going with them yet.

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Wonderful Berry, from the art department, knowing how I feel about doors, brought me two cabinet doors! I got them cleaned and primed and then started doing some experimenting with different things.

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Figure Drawing II

Monday evening Mrs. Pace took us to a show opening at the UT Tyler Meadows gallery for Karin Broker. She is the printmaking professor at Rice University and is wonderfully feminist! Her art was just phenomenal!!!! Wednesday we finished up the long drawing from last week.

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 Fiber Art II

I’m slowly moving on with the selves for my poncho. The pattern is very complicated and I really have to focus when I’m doing it, so I decided to start a second project, so I can take breaks from it.

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This is the second piece I’ve started. It’s seven yards long and when I’m done with it will be three different scarves.

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Printmaking I

We’ve started intaglio etchings this week so I went ahead and started another linoleum print because there is a lot of waiting time for the intaglio.

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There is quite a few steps with the intaglio. You have to prepare your plate, (we use some sort of floor polish) then you scratch our your image. After that it soaks in an acid bath, which is whats happening on the right, then you pull some proofs and then add an aquatint and etch a little more.

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Here are some proofs.

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Art Clubs

To celebrate the fun that is halloween, we had a costume contest in art club! I came as a Roy Liechtenstein painting. I was a runner up and got a discount card, so that was exciting!

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Kailan came as April Ludgate as a clown, which lead to a four or five hour Parks and Rec marathon in the art lobby! Luckily for me Derrick let me not go to painting class so I could binge with some Leslie Knope!!!

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Egyptian art club was a big deal this week, not only was it our fearless leader Dalia’s birthday, but the president of the school came to check out the club, also someone from the journalism department came and will be doing an article over us! We made a little art and had some cake!

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Week in the Life of an Art Major

 Painting II

I finally got the image of Brooke hashed out today after lots of projector problems and wonderful professors (I have the best!). I did a shot of Brooke not to long ago and they turned out great! So I thought she would be perfect to paint on a door! I’m ready for Monday to roll around so I can get some more done!

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 These are two paintings I started this week. The one on the left is just a scrap of canvas I found and the right is on a used piece of watercolor paper. Both are in progress.

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The collaboration is coming along really nicely. I’m not quite sure if its done yet or not. Kailan and I were working on it Tuesday and decided it was finished, but that evening the three of us took it outside and hung it on some railing so we could really step back and see it, we all changed our mind. Some white was added and we shall see from there.

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 while contemplating our piece we took some usies with it!

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 Figure Drawing II

I didn’t get to go to figure drawing at all last week, so it was so nice to hope back in!!! It’s been kind of crazy, last semester we only had two models, we had a new model on wednesday which makes five models! We had to turn in midterm portfolios this week, and I didn’t get a picture of the one on the left finished (I fixed that knee and leg!), and we will have the model of the left again on monday to finish.

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Fiber Arts II

I’m chugging on with the material for the sleeves of my mexican poncho. The pattern is very complicated so I have to really pay attention to what I’m doing, so I decided to start a new project so I can take breaks and still have something to do. I got it all counted out and will be putting it on the loom possibly on tuesday.

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Printmaking I

I finished my second screen print this week. I will probably do a third in this triangle series soon.

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I went ahead and got a new linoleum block set up! I’m ready to get some carving done on it!!

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Art Clubs

I didn’t get any photos from art club, but we had guest artist Aaron Flynn come and speak about his art. He does a lot with clay and sculpture. It was so really cool stuff!

Egyptian art club met twice this week to work on projects. We are working on doing an Egyptian inspired installation in the art hallway using carpets. It’s turning out really cool so far!

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