Friday, November 15, 2013

The Blue Collection

 Blue. A color that normally symbolizes sadness. Our art class choose this color to use for a collection. In the collection, we have a lot of different blue item's that could show that kind of person we are, or it could say something about our past. Blue, like I said before, also symbolizes sadness which could link to our past. Blue is a very important color, because of course, it's a primary color, but it also has a lot of meaning behind it.

 In Portia Munson's collection, she has a pile of things that are pink. I believe this brings a light, happy feeling, to her art work because all of these item's are pink. I think it also gives a little bit of a girly, childish feeling because it's a little messy, and it's very cheerful and light. This ties into our blue collection which I find interesting because our class was able to bounce off ideas from important artists. Portia Munson's collection shows that art is anything, any color, shape, and size. Some people probably think that this is just a pile of junk that's all the same color, but with an artistic view, it shows the emotion behind the art and even the artist.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Collecting vs. Hoarding

 Some people wonder if there is a difference between collecting and hoarding. I think that collecting and hoarding have many differences, and aren't the same thing. In my opinion, people who get carried with collecting might be hoarding. People might also think that an artist like Song Dong hoards, because of his vision of what he considers art. I mean, honestly, I was stunned when I saw this structure of his collections. It kept me wondering how he can keep something like this organized and tidy, but art is art, some people have a different perspective on what it is.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Learning Expereince

During this whole experience, I learned many things. Something I learned was that the letters and numbers of thinness and thickness of a graphite pencil. It goes H as the thinnest, F in the middle, and B as the thickest. I also learned about how to incorporate reflections into colored pencils. I enjoyed using both of these materials, but learned that the letters and numbers of a graphite pencil was my favorite part of this experience out of the two materials. Even though this work was challenging, I really enjoyed drawing in this class.

Candy Jar

 When I heard I was working in colored pencil, I was so excited. I normally draw with colored pencil when I'm drawing at home, so I thought it would be simple. Of course, it was more tough than I expected, but I got through it. I learned where to add reflections, and how to add color on colored paper. Doing these two compositions was a great learning experience for me, and I'm excited to keep learning about shading and reflections.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


 To be honest, I had a rough time drawing my bicycle. I was excited at the beginning, but it started to get more tricky as I kept working on it. My first piece didn't entirely go so well, so I started from scratch, which got me more behind than the others. Drawing this next piece, I decided to go for something easier, so I zoomed in on the handle bars of the bike. It was easier, but once again, I got to another bump in the road. Shading suddenly became very difficult to me. I didn't understand how to work with the lights and darks. So I came to my art teacher, Jocelynn Tice, in need to work on shading, and she taught me how. Shading has taught me how to give my piece a 3D appeal, which made me more ready (and a little more educated) on working on my next piece.

First Post

Sorry about this, I had to create another blog, so I have created a new one. This passage is from the beginning of the year.

Hi and welcome to my Creative Arts Blog! I hope you enjoy various posts about my experiences through my arts journey and through high school as a freshman. First I will explain a little bit about myself. I'm a quirky 15 year old who loves to draw and loves to watch anime. Pretty much everyday I'm either doodling in a notebook or drawing in my sketchbook. My big dream is to go to Moore when I graduate high school and create manga comic books.

 Other then drawing and anime, I also love cats! You might see me wearing cat shirts often, so I guess you can already see part of my obsession. My cat named Wu (a himalayan cat) is the most lovable and fluffy cat I know though.