Monday, October 25, 2010


I've seen two plays in the past week. Alice in Wonderland and The Diary of Anne Frank, both of which I was really impressed with the set. I worked on set design for the Wizard of Oz in 9th grade and I had a lot of fun with it. Maybe I could pursue some kind of career in theatre, but behind the scenes, of course.

Also, I finished glazing my "metal" cup and I'm excited to see it. Pictures soon!


Sunday, October 17, 2010


I was feeling festive this weekend so I decided to carve a pumpkin

Here's mine and Preston's pumpkins on the back porch.

THEN we made festive cupcakes!

(You can't really tell that it's orange icing, but it is!)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Painting pt. 2

i added her dress today and touched up the veil more. i want more texture in her dress.

Panting pt. 1

this is the portrait i've been working on in art 4. i have to paint her dress and think about the background.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Typography Student Works

Here are some of the best examples of our second project in art this semester.  Students had to select an image to recreate using just text.  Emphasis was placed on font style, size, and boldness.  Art II students used just a gray scale, while Art III students had to incorporate color into their images. Overall, I am pleased with these students abilities and talents.


The Chicago skyline from the Field Museum steps.
Paul Lorenz with "October", an installation about time and place created with ice and ink on canvas. Lots of fun to watch this in person.
My artistic totems.  Each totem represented the artist participating in the show.  One totem did not "survive" and the artist was included  in the installtion with slip on the floor in her silhouette.

Pauls ice explosion after the ink was poured over the ice block.

Helene Davis' fiber art installation.
John Romang's resin light box installation.

Gretchen Smitch "City of Biblical Proportions".  This installation was created using the entire bible ripped apart and dipped in wax.  She is a coal miners daughter and the coal in the installation deals with how much one person uses in a single day... half a ton worth! 

The entire group!