Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Well the other day my dad came to me and asked me what I was going to do with my major. I thought for awhile and I couldn't really grasp what I truly wanted to do. With 3 semesters left i feel like I haven't learned enough. Even with taking the maximum amount of hours, things are just not all there. I have always wanted to travel and learn about fine arts, and the history of art. I have always wanted to experiment with all types of media. Research all kinds of design. Go to lectures. Go to workshops. I feel like I'm just not really noticing/doing what I want. With this in mind I have slowly come to terms with myself going somewhere else and learning. Last year I was talking about transferring to SCAD (savanna creative and design), and now I am considering it more than ever. For some reason I feel like there is much more out there for me. I feel like I can discover my true self somewhere else, rather than where im at now. But I also feel this way because of the awful saying, "I will never be good enough." What should I do? Is there some other options that I should do?
Friday, December 23, 2011
My Grandma came to me asking me if I could draw her dog that passed away. Well for christmas I have decided to give her the drawing that I did of her dog. I didn't know if i wanted to use charcoal or just pencil or even the computer for this project. I ended up using my tablet and draw on adobe illustrator. Then put the drawing into photoshop where i applied two filters on it giving a pop feel.
I feel like she will love it...even though its just the head of the dog it gives off a certain emotion that the dog used to have. The dogs name is Black and I wanted to add a bit of type in the foreground that talks about him of just a quote or something. I hope that she will enjoy it in whatever version I may choose.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
I went into my basement to get some food from the deep freezer, when i was down there i noticed a box of really old books and newspapers. I decided to pull them out and take a look at them. Ended up that the newspaper was from the 60's. Had pictures and cartoons that just blew my mind. When I opened up the books they were engraved to be from the 1800's.
I decided to do a photo shoot with this stuff. This piece is called the Crate of Knowledge. The crate is from the 80's newspaper from the 60's and the books go back to the 1800's.
I then decided to switch up the scene and move it into a old secretary desk that is from the 50's. Taking the photos of family and placing them in the desk made it appealing to the eye. The glasses was another object that was added to keep you focused on what the photo is telling you. This is named, "Years Gone By."
This is by far my favorite photo I took that day. The name of the photo is called "One Man's Time." This is a true pocket watch that has been handed down to my father from my great great grandfather.
Its funny to think that I would have never realized this box, if I wasn't curious that day I went to go get food from the deep freezer. This makes me realize that so many people go at such a fast pace everyday, that we never stop and notice the things around us.......BEAUTIFUL is all around us we just have to open our eyes!