Thursday, December 9, 2010

Finals Continue

I finished my box!

Well, I kinda want to go into with an... actual patina. I kinda cheated with Sharpie. I looks pretty cool like this though. Plus I worked really hard on it, so I may want to just keep it this way.

[More views in the lovely Gallery]

...That's it for today.


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Finals are Cool

Last week of the semester coming up! Lots of projects getting finished.

In Art we have an Art for Social Change project, where I chose Factory Farming because they're bad, bad. We were to advertise an organization working with our issue and such.


We were allowed to use whatever medium we wanted, so I did mine on Photoshop. Partly because it's easy to edit, but mostly because I had never finished a completely tablet-drawn piece before and wanted to at least be able to say that I had.

As for my Metals ring, I got it back and have photographed it for your viewing pleasures.

[Other views of the back and all around can be seen in the Gallery!]

My box is due on Thursday and I'm a little scared of not finishing it.


It's made of brass and has some acid etching on it. I still need to solder the bottom onto it, finish soldering the top, then cut off what will become the lid, then solder in a little ridge that will fit down into the main piece so it will stay in place when you close it. And then polishing and patinas and things.

Luckily my professor has decided to come into school on Tuesday, even though classes ended on Thursday, since we're all a little behind.

Also I apologize for any inconsistencies with my fonts around here. They've got a mind of their own.


Saturday, November 20, 2010

My Ring is Complete!

I don't have a picture.

It's still pretty cool.

Actually, I still want to do a patina. But as of thursday it was officially turn-into-professor worthy.

Our last project is a small circular box with acid etching on it. I've decided that since my last two were very textured and colorful, I want this one to be sweet and simple and perfect.

I'm pretty excited about it.

Images soon!


Friday, November 5, 2010

Progress Report

My ring project is starting to look like a ring now! The soldering process is not going exactly as planned, but I'm sure I'll be able to at least get it to not move around when I put all of the pieces together.

Observe my pieces:

They're nice and pickly pink instead of silver and copper, but I'm sure that'll change before its due. All that's left to do is solder the seam holding that outside part of the ring band to the whistle-shaped walls, (right now it's just kind of sitting there), attach the two doors to the top, and then a bottom wall underneath the section jutting out the side.

Surely I can do this all in one day, right? And that's not including any patinas I'll have to do outside of class.

Soldering big things is hard, you guys.


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Cool, Everyday Stuff that Happens to Taylor White Now and Again

---Scheduling my classes at school is working out so far. Hopefully this keeps up and I'm able to have flexible choices as I work around the art courses here that are so hard to get into. (This is important since it all got very close to going very, very wrong).

---My ring in metals is going alright. It's not coming out exactly the way I'd planned, though the way I'd planned wasn't very realistic in the first place. At least it's getting done. So meh.

---High Museum shows and Jewelry show volunteerings... have not had any progression yet as I wait for them to actually happen, but they are happening! So that's very good. Fun things to do.

---Also, I got a hand-me-down sewing machine set up in my room! It's a lot older than the other one I have in here... which is very old, but I'm sure it works fine. I haven't tried it out yet, but it is sitting there, being magnificent.

This is all really interesting.


Thursday, October 21, 2010

I'm in!

Drawn Sideways got into the KSU High Museum show!!

I am so happy I can't see straight.

That is all.


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Yay Artsy Things

I emailed my High Museum submission this weekend. I sent in Drawn Sideways, Rings, and Tree Cloud Mountains. I'm not entirely pleased with my photos, since I am in no way a photographer, but I'm hoping they're used to that and can assume that my pieces have a little more contrast to them.

Meanwhile, I have started a new project in Metals! It's to be a ring, so naturally I would design one incorporating doors. It should be pretty neat. The idea is supposed to be doors that are sort of growing out of the ground / been abandoned and lying on the ground for so long that nature has sort of taken over them.

The planning stages are ...still being planned, but I'm sure everything will be fine.

Paper model that is rather deceptive and inaccurate when it comes to measuring out the actual metal.


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

High Museum?

Currently working on piece to submit to the High Museum, organized through KSU. Also deciding on including Drawn, Rings, and Tree-Cloud-Mountains.

There's still a few minor details to clean up, but this is essentially the finished piece. Deadline's coming up fast though. Need to hurry up and finish so I can photograph it with something other than my phone.