Monday, May 26, 2014

Nature Art

                        Sunrise                                                                                         Rock Hard Eyes
Nature Trail 

My Dogs on Leaves

Artists Communicate Through Their Work

-This artwork (middle picture)  is intended to say that nature starts as soon as you open the door. An issue that I encountered was the wind. The wind/ slight breeze would blow away my leaves and then I would have to replace them where they needed to be. This artwork expresses what I like because it's very unique and creative. It also shows my appreciation toward nature.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Wearable Art

Galaxy Head band
Artists Develop Art Making Skills
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-I did learn new techniques while doing this project. I learned how to make dye, how to use dry dye for a darker affect, and how to splatter paint (to get the stars affect).
-I also gained skill with similar material such as cotton, tie-dye, and paint while working on this project.

Artists Collaborate
-During my work process I did ask a couple of other students to look at my art. I had asked my friends Callie and Caytlin for their feedback. Having some one examine your art work is great because most of the time they help you improve your art work by seeing things that you did not see.
-As I was doing some headband research for this project on Wanelo, it really inspired me to be creative in my own way because on Wanelo everyone post their own creations. This inspired me to make my headband look like it could be bought on Wanelo.

Thursday, May 8, 2014



Michael Smith is a professional Shibori artist/maker. He makes all kinds of wearable Shibori art. He is from Asheville, North Carolina.

The technique Michael uses is a non-traditional Shibori. I think his work is more retail design because he sells his clothing online and has worked under the names of: Three Wishes, Chaos, and Mystic Eye. I picked this artist because his work is very eye catching and colorful. His Shibori art is very unique and different than other art seen on the web.The full body Shibori costumes on his website is what really attracted me to his art work.

Monday, May 5, 2014


One Point Perspective

Artists Create Original Art:
-I used my own unique idea in my work by drawing what fuels me. In my art work the 2014 Worlds Ring is what fuels me to keep cheer-leading.

-I did use my source of inspiration for this art piece. I also combined it with my favorite color (purple) to make the ring stand out. 

Artists Take Risks:
-I did try something that I was unsure about for this project. I was worried about drawing the shape of the ring and making it look barrel-like.

-I choose a familiar technique for drawing this ring. I stuck with using pencil and colored pencil. I also used my shading techniques to make the ring look more 3-D.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Art History Blog Post

" The Breakfast Scene" By: William Hogarth
This piece was made in 1745 in London. In this scene it is past midnight in the home of the newlywed couple. The husband has returned from a night out and collapses in a chair. His dog sniffs suspiciously at a woman’s cap in his pocket. The wife has not been idle either. The cards on the floor and the booklet “Hoyle on Whist” indicate an earlier card party. The steward laments the stack of unpaid bills that he carries.

This is a Baroque style of artwork.  is a period of artistic style that used exaggerated motion and clear, easily interpreted detail to produce drama, tension, exuberance, and grandeur in sculpture, painting, architecture, literature, dance, and music. The style began around 1600 in Rome, Italy and spread to most of Europe.

The popularity and success of the Baroque style was encouraged by the Roman Catholic Church, which had decided at the time of the Council of Trent, in response to the Protestant Reformation, that the arts should communicate religious themes in direct and emotional involvement. The aristocracy also saw the dramatic style of Baroque architecture and art as a means of impressing visitors and expressing triumph, power and control. Baroque palaces are built around an entrance of courts, grand staircases and reception rooms of sequentially increasing opulence.

Art History Form- Johunna and Caytlin
Background sketch- Kyle
Background painting- Everyone
PowerPoint presentation- Johunna
~If I were to do this project again I would have picked a different song because I found this song to be annoying.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

ipad drawing

A layer is a sheet or thickness of material that covers a surface or body. I added different layers of color onto my drawing to add a more 3-D effect.

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