This post will be my last “week in the life” for a while, because this was my last week at TJC and summer is here! I’ll be attending UT Tyler in the fall, so this was a little bit of a sad week, saying goodbyes and knowing people are moving off to other places. We finished up painting last week, so I didn’t have that class at all, and all the others were winding down. Most days were clean up days in the studios. May 7th was the last day the show was up, so we took it down at 3:00 on that day. It was a little sad, but we had a lot of fun so it made up for it.
Not only was Tuesday Cinco De Mayo it was also Derricks birthday! My friend Yeseina suggested we get him a cake, so a few of us gathered some money came up with ideas and Kailan got a cake from a place in Rusk that she loves. Then We surprised him!
We turned in our trade print this week. There were 16 of us trading in all so we each had to make 16 of our prints, then we trade and we all get one of each. There were some incredible prints this semester!!
Robbie used oil based ink, which takes sometimes more than 12 hour to dry. She still had one more color to run wednesday when they were due. I walked in and she had Chris with a heat gun in one hand and a blowdrying in the other drying her prints while she carved! It was hilarious!
I had been wanting the do more with my St. Peters lino-block from last semester, so I carved away on it wednesday night and printed it on Thursday (which was the last day the studios where open). The backgrounds are water and ink.
I finished and printed my intaglio, which is a long and messy process!
I wasn’t able to get my screen print of the painted ladies done, but I’ll be doing something with them later.
My drawing portfolio was due tuesday so I did last minute touches and then got stuff turned in!
I finally finished my fish!! And he’s been totemed!!! They all look so good together. I would venture to say we have the best totem outside. I had fun doing it but I really hope I never have to use concrete again! It was a hard and very tiring process!!
I didn’t think it would happen, but I finally got the globe done!!! It wasnt my orginal idea, but I’m really happy with it. I am so thankful for the amount of amazing people in my life that gave me keys!!
Tuesday we had a ceramics sale. I sold several things and ended up making $61!!!
Of course I spend $76. I bought four cups, a Dave Funk Bowl and a clay elephant that my friend Lena made. The pitcher I traded for with my friend Chris for a drawing.
I did A Lot of art history this week! Everything was due Friday and I had about four weeks worth of work to get done. Thanks to lots of coffee I got it all done! And even made an A!
I made a lot of really great trades this semester! Here are the last of them that I made this week. The drawing the left is a Cole Beckham, and the drawing on the right is a LeTeia Larkin.
On Thursday night I was the last student left and I said my goodbyes to all the studios, which is really dorky I know, but I couldn’t help myself. It was so strange seeing them so empty, and clean (well clean in comparison). So much has happened and been created in this rooms in the past few year for me. I’m going to miss it!