9.) Two hand drawing
I guess I saved the worst for last…
The two hand drawing was the most difficult for me because it’s hard to keep still while drawing and proportion hands properly.But this encouraged me to practice drawing hands more frequently, because i always have that model with me and available to me. 

9.) Two hand drawing

I guess I saved the worst for last…

The two hand drawing was the most difficult for me because it’s hard to keep still while drawing and proportion hands properly.But this encouraged me to practice drawing hands more frequently, because i always have that model with me and available to me. 

14.) Graffiti 
I chose this because i found it near my second home, the art building. This speaks to me because when i look at the image, i think of myself and the artist being similar to me, probably a student who likes the arts. But then again it could just be some random person with a bottle of spray paint. however, none of this matters. It only matters that this person wanted to share something with the world whether it be a message or just a picture, art for art’s sake.
This graffiti speaks to me because the girl looks lonely and cold, but there is still something so beautiful about her, almost that she still has her pride while she stands at the street, with cold wind blowing through her untamed hair. 

14.) Graffiti 

I chose this because i found it near my second home, the art building. This speaks to me because when i look at the image, i think of myself and the artist being similar to me, probably a student who likes the arts. But then again it could just be some random person with a bottle of spray paint. however, none of this matters. It only matters that this person wanted to share something with the world whether it be a message or just a picture, art for art’s sake.

This graffiti speaks to me because the girl looks lonely and cold, but there is still something so beautiful about her, almost that she still has her pride while she stands at the street, with cold wind blowing through her untamed hair. 

13.) Self portrait
This portrait is about me worrying during college that there are only so many opportunities ( the leaves) and that they are slowly falling from the tree of life. The “little birdie” in the picture is warning me to seize every opportunity and to not let love get in the way. This explains my broken heart/leaf on my chest. Also, there is only one other heart-shaped leaf on the tree which represents the idea of soul mates and one last chance to find love before giving up. 

13.) Self portrait

This portrait is about me worrying during college that there are only so many opportunities ( the leaves) and that they are slowly falling from the tree of life. The “little birdie” in the picture is warning me to seize every opportunity and to not let love get in the way. This explains my broken heart/leaf on my chest. Also, there is only one other heart-shaped leaf on the tree which represents the idea of soul mates and one last chance to find love before giving up. 

Identity

15.)

My most defining moment in childhood was the day that my mom discovered I was born to be an artist. I was pretty young and didn’t know what I wanted to be, just a kid getting into innocent trouble like the rest of the seven year olds out there.

My mom bought me some paint-by-number kits and she walked in on me, paint all over the canvas, not painting by the numbers. But when she looked at the photo on the box, she thought it looked better that way. She said it was at that moment that she realized I was creative, and going to be an artist. 

(creation continued) Now…

I live where the leaves actually change color, where fall exists. I climbed before, but i climb more now and outside, this explains the climbing shoes photo. I eat college food and camping food, which is pretty much the same thing :)  I paint and draw most days of the week because of art classes and assignments, which is similar to my past but now the stakes are higher with grades and all. The photo with the lamp was one my first photos that i took as a student at FSU.  The final photo was taken at a graveyard in tallahassee, it’s a charming spot in tallahassee to me, I’m not really sure why but I love walking around there.

This is now

climbing has been an inspiration in my creative writing lately, and the graveyard is a comfortable place for me to think and explore ideas for future projects. I put a photos of my pallet in the blog to show that my technique is painterly, but not always neat. The first photo in tallahassee represents a major switch in my life and my style of artwork. And finally the bean burrito; it shows how simple is sometimes incredible, especially when you are in the middle of the woods, hot food tastes incredible. I like to look at the beans as a luxury,even though they aren’t to many. I’m starting to design drawings that put objects at a higher level, even if they don’t necessarily “deserve” it.

Then

This is my life before Florida State.

I had a best friend who lived a few miles from me, a baby bull named Lennon, a dog named Amadeus, my dad and nephew always laughing, and we’d shoot guns on the farm. 

that was then

This used to shape my art work because i took photography in high school and often took photos of my cows and dog, and simple life on a farm. This inspired my art to be very plain and modest, where as now in the city, my art is more daring and shocking, with outrageous colors instead of warm southern muted tones.

The Silent Killer

11 Perceptual Cramps

            Perceptual cramps can be very hard to overcome, but if you never stop creating, then they will be less likely to occur. The best comparison that I can think of is going to the gym; it’s easy to do a good workout every day and stay in the routine, but if you stop working out for a month and try getting back into it, it will take a very long time to get to where you were before. This is similar to art because if you paint, write, view creative pictures, or think up ideas for a craft in your head, you wont get out of shape creatively speaking.

            How I stay creatively fit is I read articles whether it be on fashion or science, to get the gears turning, I like to think of this as a warm up. The next think I like to do is write and draw in my sketchbook at least one idea or something I see everyday. Prevention is the best protection, which to me means keeping your mind creating will prevent it from getting artist’s block. And if you still run into an issue and cannot seem to think of something to create, put down the pencil and paper and go for a walk, looking for inspiration. And if that fails, learn a new medium or art skill, for example if you paint, try charcoal, or even carving wood or photography, just try a different art form. Capturing creativity in a different form can sometimes be the key to getting back the creativity.

Dresses!

12 Collecting

In the past I have collected TY Beenie Babies, Eeyore things, Roxy brand merchandise, and even glass bottles, but currently I collect dresses. I collect dresses because I am quite frankly obsessed with them and believe they are the best article of clothing to wear. I currently own 74 dresses, and the collection continues growing.  And yes, I have worn every single one of them. The collection began in the 8th grade, when I fell in love with a red and white polka dotted dress, but I didn’t have a specific occasion to buy it for. After awhile I was attending parites just so I could buy dresses. My mother and I had a deal that If I received a solo at church singing, she would buy me a dress to wear when I performed. I got a lot better at singing.

            Today the collection consists of vintage dresses, goodwill dresses, new and sparkly dresses, formal gowns, sleep dresses, sun dresses, and many others. I collect them because there are so many things that just one dress can say, and I love to have different options for every look or mood that I am feeling. I see it as an art because of the way I express myself when I wear the dresses.

2 Map of my Life
This is how i would explain my life because i love traveling and have been to a handful of other countries. The reason i chose south america with a hiker inside is because i love hiking and camping, it is very close to me, and my dad is from south america and i have visited several times.

2 Map of my Life

This is how i would explain my life because i love traveling and have been to a handful of other countries. The reason i chose south america with a hiker inside is because i love hiking and camping, it is very close to me, and my dad is from south america and i have visited several times.

A.R.T. and Life

5   … I believe that as an artist, life and art are constantly overlapping whether it’s when I’m taking a walk or my overall morals in life being transferred to art pieces.

The way that I can most clearly see my artwork and life overlapping is through the materials I use and the people I befriend. I give everyone a chance, no matter what kind of person he or she is or how difficult the friendship will be. This reflects into my artwork because I give every single medium a chance and see potential in everything. In life as well as in art, the outcomes are inconsistent and I will never be successful every time, but it’s always worth all of the failures that lead me to my masterpieces. Part of the true genius is that I never walk away wondering what if, because I always tried.  . .

1 note

3 What home is to me …
My house is attached to balloons because while i have only one literal home, I feel that i have many other places that i feel like i am at home. 
If you look closely, i’ve labeled places that are significant to me.

3 What home is to me …

My house is attached to balloons because while i have only one literal home, I feel that i have many other places that i feel like i am at home. 

If you look closely, i’ve labeled places that are significant to me.

6,7,8     3X3

The world today doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?
Pablo Picasso

4 Where do we come from? 
 America the beautiful ? Hardly. After viewing Wangechi Mutu’s work and use of collage,I discovered the same idea could be portrayed with latex paint and less collage. I used small body parts with dotted lines, depicting the markings that surgeons will draw before operating on something typically cosmetic and typically unnecessary.
This shows how a fast growing nation is even quicker to judge and fork out the wallet or hurt themselves in order to gain a “better” body image.

4 Where do we come from? 

America the beautiful ? Hardly. After viewing Wangechi Mutu’s work and use of collage,I discovered the same idea could be portrayed with latex paint and less collage. I used small body parts with dotted lines, depicting the markings that surgeons will draw before operating on something typically cosmetic and typically unnecessary.

This shows how a fast growing nation is even quicker to judge and fork out the wallet or hurt themselves in order to gain a “better” body image.

10 Found Art !
LOLA
Look for me in the Strozure Library at the Florida State University !
lola is made from newspapers that i found and bottle caps, soda tabs, an old shirt, duct tape, as well as a pvc pipe stand made from scrap pvc pipes i found in a friends workshop. 

10 Found Art !

LOLA

Look for me in the Strozure Library at the Florida State University !

lola is made from newspapers that i found and bottle caps, soda tabs, an old shirt, duct tape, as well as a pvc pipe stand made from scrap pvc pipes i found in a friends workshop.