Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

So it is least it will be in a few hours. If you are one of those who believe that the world will end in 2012, then we are getting closser. :-) Personally I don't believe in it, But I don't want to waste your time with talking about my feelings on the subject.
I would just like to wish you and yours a blessed and happy New Year. May 2010 be a good year for you and may you reach for the stars.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Art & Visual Thinking Project #2- "The Dead Tree"

My secound big project is done for Art & Visual Thinking. We had to make a landscape out of paper with nothing drawn. I created a scene of the seashore at sunset. On the cliff above the water is a dead tree.

I used cardstock, tissue paper, and a scrap of artist paper from Stampington & Co.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Art & Visual Thinking Project #1- "PhantomBeauty"

My first big project for Art and Visual Thinking was an abstract painting that represents me. It was a very interesting piece to do.

The steps I had to take in this project:
#1- Create 6 thumbnail abstract designs that represent me. I created an image of a woman reaching for a star over a mountain.
#2- Create 6 thumbnail designs with my name. I used an image of my name in block letters.
#3- Pick one of the abstract images and one of the name images. Enlarge them to the desired size.
#4- Cut the images into 9 equal-sized pieces and mix it up!
#5- Transfer these new images onto a piece of matte board. overlap the images as you desire.
#6-Paint the final image using one color family. I choose to use my favorite color family, Cold Colors. My name is in shades of blue with a green boarder, and my abstract image is in shades of purple.

When I had to cut up my images and re-arrange them I thought my teacher was mad. I also did not enjoy trying to mix my paints to get the desired colors. But I have to say that I really like how the project came out in the end, even if I dug my heals in during the process.

Monday, January 26, 2009


This semester at NCC (Northampton Community College), Iam taking an art class. I take any and all chances to take an art class of any sorts. This class is "Art and Visual Thinking" and offers a variety of projects that using a range of art supplies. Today at our second day of class, we made veggie people. Our project was to create a profile of a person using fruits and veggies that we brought from home. I created this guy from 2 red potatos, 2 peppercorns, and a few toothpicks.

On closser inspection, I noticed that he looked just like my older brother Greg, so I named him Potato-Greg. The only downside to creating art from food, is when it spoils, thank God for digital cameras, so Potato-Greg can live on.