Friday, January 30, 2009

Sketches/pastels/colored pencil

Now these are from my sketchbooks. Some were just random little sketches, some were projects, some just homework assignments. Let me know what you think, as always :) Any favorites? (I ask, because my art teacher was pretty critical...)

Some of my artwork!

Ok, I thought it would be impossible to download my pictures this weekend, but then I remembered my dad's desktop has a built-in card reader in the actual computer!!
So, here's some of my stuff, it ranges anywhere from middle school to high school (in either my AP 2D or 3D class) up until recently. I'll try and specify.
Hope you enjoy!! Looking back at all my sketchbooks kind of surprised me. I had forgotten half the stuff I drew just because, at the time, they were merely homework assignments!!

Ok. These first 3 are pastel drawings on textured paper, just landscapes.

This is a random landscape I painted with regular acrylics on that circular piece of cardboard that comes under a pizza.

And THESE are two of many wire sculpture animals I made in my AP 3D class. It was fun, but really time consuming wrapping all the wire over and over! In the case of mr. lizard, I just wrapped green wire around the already wrapped aluminum wire. For ms. flamingo, I just stuffed her with pink tissue paper! They HAD to have color, it made them much more interesting.

And these were from 10th grade, award ceremonies/holiday cards that our class competed to design the cover to. I guess my teacher really liked mine!

An older poem :)

I found an old poem from 2002, when I was a freshman in high school.  Thought it was worth posting.

Looking eye level at the horizon, the sun rises in the east
Supervising its rays dancing over an ocean blue
Stirring all of nature from its rest and peace
All to brighten the earth with its vibrant hues.
It rises slowly, no need to rush the day away
Taken one ray at a time until flecks of gold are all around,
And in the pink and yellow sky the sun will only stay
Until its descent back down, and the moon can suddenly be found
Rising up to shush the land
And cast a warm white glowing light
To which will lend a helping hand
In settling nature throughout the night.

Coming Soon!!!

Keep an eye out...I came home this weekend and brought my camera, but no card reader!! I took lots of pictures of my artwork from high school, and I was pleasantly surprised with what I rediscovered! I found at least 5 or 6 old sketch books, some watercolor books, and some of my wire sculptures!!! (which I'm quite proud of) SO be ready for some new stuff! I'm so excited to post them!

P.S. I put up a bunch of pictures along the right side of this page :) 

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A favorite poem, and some of mine

Here's my favorite poem (thus far). It's by Maya Angelou, called "Phenomenal Woman."

And since I'm in an introductory poetry class, here's one I had to write in 10 minutes using 8 of the "cool words" that are listed on my home page.

The scintillating stars that I look to each night
Decipher my mood with their curious light
I dare not impede
Just to satisfy my need
To be absorbed by the euphoric feeling that proceeds.
Every time I feel jaded
Or feel faith has faded
My eyes meander along the dark night sky--
It's all too easy to be hypnotized
By a star's ambiance that makes me feel...alive

And yet another from this class:

I never thought I had it in me
To become who I am today
It took me 21 years to finally see
That this is the right way:
Don't ever live your life
Pleasing everyone but you
And less is based on what you say
Than rather what you do.
Time will test your friendships
So please, just keep in mind
That if you should lose your best one
A replacement's hard to find.
I've lived and loved and lost but yet!
There's so much more to come...
And if I've realized this much so far,
I love who I've become.


Usually, when on the phone or in class, I like to entertain my brain by mindlessly doodling. Most of these came from my calendar on my desk, where I spend a lot of my time.

To start, one of my short stories

I'm currently in a Children's Literature class for my Creative Writing minor, so I get to write and draw children's books! 
This is my first one. It's called "A Sea Story," and the moral is that one good deed deserves another. Trying to come up with the story was the hardest part, but drawing was by far the most fun! Needless to say I had a great time creating it. 
Let me know what you think! It's 10 pages long.

And so it starts! Here's what to expect:

I've been wanting to start a blog, and here it is! I plan on posting many things, so expect anything from photos to poems to doodles to links to my favorite sites. I want to take pictures of my art work, from paintings to sketches, and definitely include a link to my flickr site. 
I'm excited to see where this goes. I've always wanted to have one place to put all of my creativity at work. And as always, comments, criticism, and anything in between is encouraged! 
So here goes!