Saturday, May 16, 2009

Circus Couture and Salsa Dancing...

This was my self portrait final from Drawing class. Done in Graphite on Arches paper. There's a bunch of symbolism and historical influences used to create this drawing.

Long evening yesterday. Didn't get much of a chance to wander the entire campus to check out THE SHOW but did make it to the senior fashion show. It wasn't the designers full collections but just two selections from the line. The theme was Circus Couture. Honestly I was pleasantly surprised with the outfits coming down the cat walk. A few of my favorites:

Robin Savage

The rest of my evening included eating sushi, hanging out with a few of my lady friends, drinking lots of wine and rounding it all up with some salsa dancing.
Salsa dancing was fun. On Fridays at La Fogata in the Short North they have their Salsa Fever open dance nights. I don't really know how to do it but most dance partners are rather patient with you. lol. I am seriously the most uncordinated person! There's constantly a man asking for a dance so there's plenty of oppourtunity to hit the floor. Not that it wasn't entertaining being a wallflower at times when taking a breather. Watching  the couples who obviously knew what they were doing was awesome.

I wish it wasn't so grey out today. Headed over to the AGORA show over at Junctionveiw studios later. I'd rather it not storm :(

Friday, May 15, 2009

Summertime, I've Been Awaiting Your Arrival...

Finished up all my classes before noon this morning. Rock on! Time has flown by!! I think I've done really well. My Art History and Structural still a bit up in the air though... I'm sitting on a 3.34 average not including those two classes :/ Art school is harder than you think...

THE SHOW is tonight. THE SHOW is the student exhibition which goes through the summer and, in some locations, through out the next semesters. Tonight is the opening of the exhibitions as well as the Senior Fashion Show and Animation Thesis'. My cookies are on displayed up on the second floor of the B&E Building on the CCAD Campus is you're interested in checking them out sometime.  
It's a relief to think I can just chill and party tonight. Tomorrow is also my first Saturday off in a long while. I'm taking advantage by sleeping in and then going to AGORA in the afternoon.
I have so many summer projects in mind.  Nothing but good can come of this summer break.


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Venus de Cocoa

Final assignment for 3d was to create a luxury item of our choice. I made a box of chocolates. 

Super Sculpey.
Acrylic paints.
Box made of a taken apart Whitman's Sampler and reassembled to my liking.
I made up the brand "Venus de Cocoa". Honestly stumbled into the actual box design. YaY! For winging it!


Monday, May 11, 2009

Vertical Progresses.

This is the wall in my studio space, taken this morning. Current works in progress and other papers relating to. I've grown a habit of taping the projects to the wall as not to misplace them and/or damage them when not working on them. I have plenty of space in my apartment just not a lot of table space or storage areas at the moment.
I've progressed on most of these. The major focus tonight will be finishing up my self portrait for Drawing class. The critique is in the morning.

So we're winding down the first semester! This is the last week. Then I can finally get to work on all these little projects inside my head! :D

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Monday, May 4, 2009

Something Personal.

My little sister, Ayah, has been in a correctional facility for about 9 months now. She made some bad choices and is doing her time. From what I can tell this program is helping her out a bunch. 
I've been thinking about her and my little brother. Nafi, a lot lately. My siblings are the most important people to me. I miss them more than I could ever explain. The sacrifice of growing up.

I bring this up because Ayah turns 18 today. It's crazy to think of how fast her and Nafi are growing up.  

I just needed to share this.

Happy 18th Birthday Ayah. I love you. I miss you. We'll see each other soon. <3