I would like to take the opportunity to recap the year, and thank those of you who followed the year with me. Thank you to everyone who supports me, in what ever way. Everyone who comments, likes and shares my work, online or in real life, that really means something to me. So in honor … Continue reading 2017- Recap
I finally finished the elephant mask! I originally made it as a birthday present for a good friend of mine, but since it took so long, it will now be a big birthday/christmas present. I think it's the largest mask I've ever made, but considering that, it's quite comfortable to wear. :) A few days … Continue reading The Elephant in the Room
I have been working on a cowboy costume for the past few weeks. And on Sunday, it got to present itself to the world of the student costume party! :) The motto was "Throwback Thursday", and the best costume got a prize. Quite a few people showed up in costume, including a fighter pilot, a … Continue reading Costume Party!
Yesterday, I spent the afternoon creating a collage sign. Today, that sign was out on the annual Christmas market down in the village: I, and a few other students set up a booth there, so we could get in touch witht the locals a little. We sold cotton candy, handmade soap, and handmade paper-beed necklaces. … Continue reading A Christmas Market Fundraiser!
It's cold and rainy these days and it gets dark before 5 PM. This is not the kind of thing to encourage a person. But luckily there is a lot you can do indoors, like studying, or reading, or making costumes. I finally could bring my mannequin out from the art room in the basement … Continue reading Some Updates
I've been working on this mannequin project over the course of the last month. I will use it to design costumes and display them once they are finished. A couple of days ago, The mannequin got its burlap "skin" coat, and today I painted that coat light grey. When that dries, I can consider this … Continue reading Final Touches on the Mannequin (and other Things)
I've been working on my mannequin and adding new layers to stabilize it. I will add a final layer of white-painted burlap to finish it off. The reason I made this mannequin is to use it in making my costumes. And for starters, I will be making a cowboy-costume for a christmas party (costume party … Continue reading Work in Progress: A Costume and a Mannequin
How did you fill your day? I had a day off from school and several options to act upon. And though I did do several things, the most noteworthy among these would be a spontaneous build: A mannequin to hold up and display my costumes. I built it out of reclaimed materials I had lying … Continue reading Spontaneous Build!
I haven't done much in terms of art in the past few weeks. I've done little things here and there. But overall, there isn't much to show for it. Does that mean I am "no Artist", or that I am somehow lesser than those who do more? Would I be "better" if more people … Continue reading If a Tree falls in the Forest…
Everyone is back from vacation and school has started again. The new class of freshmen is finding their place and the rest of us are getting back into studying routines. With all of this, I am excited for what lies ahead. But I am also excited about what is going on right now. Like, the … Continue reading Tomatoes, Shelves, and another Artist
I am a few days late with this, but here are some pictures of the dorm living room. It's still missing some pillows and some new pictures on the wall, but apart from that, this project is basically done. :) Also, the rhino mask is now varnished and done. I think I like it as … Continue reading A Dorm, a Rhino, an Elephant!
It's 2 weeks before the next semester begins and we are taking the time to renovate the dorm living room. It probably has been in it's before-state since it was built over 30 years ago. The room was just asking for a make-over! I have been working with another student on this project. so far … Continue reading Renovating the Dorm!
I was able to go and do some work in the art studio, for the first time in a few weeks. I am painting my rhino mask and an oil painting of tomato plants. Both of these will need more work, but not until they are dry. I'm also doing a drawing class online. One … Continue reading Work in Progress: Drawing and Painting
Just now I got a text message from a friend asking how my paintings were coming along. I haven't been at the studio for weeks, so I had to tell her that they were not coming along at all right now. This got me thinking: When people picture an artist, they imagine a talented superhero … Continue reading The Thing about Success…
I am on vacation and am relaxing a little. But to prepare for a new season of art and studying, I am also taking some online drawing classes. You can always learn something new. I also found a gourd that we had in our guest room. My parents grew it last summer and dried it, … Continue reading Gourds and Kings