Archive for January, 2011

A slight side path.

Posted in Self-reflection. on January 29, 2011 by fullcircleproductions

Have you ever played that game where you listen to your Ipod on shuffle and write down the first line of the song that comes up, no matter what it is? Well, in preparation of class on 01.28.2011, I sat in a library corral on the third floor and concentrated really hard on what I wanted to get out of Visual Thinking and what I expected from my classmates (Nell, I consider you a classmate, just with the power to fail me- in case you were confused) by making just such a poem. As it turns out, I’m not looking for much, just an entirely new perspective on life. Haha. Listen to that melodrama! In actuality, I don’t know what I’m doing in this class yet, other than checking to see if art is something I could possibly pursue, or if I even really like it. I was in art classes all through high school, but my teacher was less than helpful and my attentions were focused elsewhere (Directing plays, people! Gosh. Get your heads out of the gutter), and all I really wanted to do was play my guitar and smoke my (not exactly legal for me to smoke at sixteen) cigarettes.
Long story short, I’m giving art another go, despite the fact I don’t have a particular direction. Maybe this time it’ll stick.
I know my mother would love that!
This is the poem I came up with, in case you want to read it:

Just take me away from all I am.
Do you know me at all?
But if you should fall on your way,
I will carry you.
I’m there, too.
You’re so sorry ’bout it all,
And I’m lost,
I’m lost inside you.
I’m ill with the thought of your kiss.
My world is at your feet,
Clouding up, surrounding me.
Make it sound like I was only there
long enough to disappear.
Think I’ll sleep in my clothes on the floor.
I want you so bad, I’ll go back on the things
I believe.

1. No, those are not the first lines of the songs, respectively.
2. I do not care.
3. I need mew music- this stuff is incredibly depressing.

A sum up, of sorts: Sometimes it’s okay to not know where you’re going- I mean, let’s face it: If Columbus had known where he was going, America would not really exist in the wonder fashion it exists now. We have to be thankful for the little mishaps, the butterfly effect, and seize each opportunity as it rushes past us.


Chair day 1

Posted in Chairs., Self-reflection. on January 26, 2011 by fullcircleproductions

Oh! I got so caught up in my note-keeping that I forgot to mention that this was the first day of chair drawing. If you can’t tell, the lines you are seeing now are part of my fifth attempt (approximately) to get it to look like a chair. A real chair.
The string was a foreign material to me, and I was not sure how to utilize it my advantage. Fortunately, I was not afraid to make a mark and sketch out what I thought the chair was before I measured and figured out what the chair actually was. I am also confident things will work out for the best… But coughing every few minutes is disheartening. Dust allergies are dumb. (UPDATE 02.02.2011: Someone left me a dust mask on my easel! Thank youuuu.)

P.S. I still think chairs are for sitting.

First art notes. 01.26.2011

Posted in Notes. on January 26, 2011 by fullcircleproductions

linear perspective- strings

1. plumb line: impose a grid upon what we see (but don’t ever draw that grid on the paper. Grids= trouble!)

2. unit measurements: proportional relationship of objects and shapes to other objects and shapes.

3. angles: look and see angle based on grid lines.

Simple concept, complex follow-through. If it was easy, it wouldn’t be a whole semester’s worth of learning. That is what I have decided.
What else is a simple concept with a complex follow-through? Taking lighters apart and reconstituting them as toys. Wanna see?:

Check it outtt.

The end!

For the privilege of owning myself.

Posted in Self-reflection. on January 26, 2011 by fullcircleproductions

I would like to own myself and my art… So I was thinking of working outside the artistic projects I will be assigned¬† in class and do some self-reflections. Maybe even in color. I like colored pencils. A lot, lot, lot.

I am a wave machine.

Posted in Mechanisms., Self-reflection. on January 24, 2011 by fullcircleproductions

My name is Rose.
I am a wave machine.

I am constantly rising and falling and recreating. These are predictable, and I bring them upon myself. To the untrained eye, I will always look the same, sponsor the same good times, and knock you over if you’re not paying attention… But I am different. Always different. Never two water particles together twice.
In conclusion, I am constantly moving the same way and reacting differently to what happens.