Friday, March 16, 2012

Photography and College Careers

Photography critique number 2 is complete!
{Pictures in the gallery}

It went pretty well, actually. Everyone liked the blur and the drama. They didn't, however, like one photo I had of a bird feeder shot through the blinds, since it didn't look enough like a window and everyone thought the character was walking back outside.
So the professor took it out to see if the narrative was better without it (and of course it was) so I promptly snuck it out of the pile of projects to be graded and brought it right back home.

So that was very nice. My lovely boyfriend made a very nice model and all the pictures turned out great!

So... I have mapped out the rest of my semesters, plotted my classes, and predicted my graduation to be in Spring 2014.
I must say that if you want to be an art major, start your studio classes as quickly as you can, so you won't be here for 6 years like me.

But that's fine. I have a lot of room to take useful classes that don't really fit into my degree. I really wanted to take a few more sculpture classes, but most importantly some web development classes. And, if I laid it out correctly, I think I have a few semesters that have room for some fun stuff. And by fun, I mean, subjects that I feel will greatly benefit me in the long run.
Well, the sculpture class is just for fun, but I want it the most!

Not much else new. My 16-page book is due in 2 weeks, so I'll try to get images of that up around then. Unfortunately, after seeing some examples from previous semesters, mine needs a serious overhaul.


Friday, March 2, 2012

4 Days of Structure-less School Work

Yeah, spring break started today and I am sooo glad. I still have work, but that's fine. I'm just glad I don't have any assignments due on Monday.

Actually Monday is going to be my relax day since I work and have school 24/7 and can never ever stop.

But yes. This semester is ridonkulous. When I'm not slaving away at 16-page typography-based books, I'm taking black and white photos and working on online classes and studying art history for 7 hours.

Actually I've managed to catch up considerably in the last week just in time to be able to chill for a while.

My book is looking a lot better than my plans did in the beginning. The professor did enjoy coming over to the computer and hiding my images to see how interesting my text was though. It was sort of irritating, but my text was super boring, so I'm glad that was pointed out sooner rather than later. I've basically surrendered myself to the learning process and have relaxed enough to encourage any feedback I can get to help me out.
So we'll see what happens in the next week when I try to execute what I was told to do.
Here's a sneak peek of what is to come!

A bar graph made out of thread!

A map of New York!

...Very intriguing!

Photography is pretty cool, though. As always. We're shooting in black and white and have to do a 6-photo narrative. I sort of have an idea worked out, but it's not ready for the public!

But here's a practice shot I took while messing around trying to think of ideas!


And a kitty!

Oh, I finished my first photography project. It's in my gallery.

Luckily for me, the art building is open during spring break, so a friend and I shall be going in to finish our metals projects. She has a whole lot less to do than I do, but that's only because I beat mine so hard trying to get it to do what I want that it basically died and I want to start fresh. So my forged bowl is basically all I have now. Also we'll see on Tuesday just how much metal I have left and what I actually have to work with. But I do have an awesome game plan, so hopefully it will go smoother than last time. (Sometimes advise from professors makes things sooo much easier on you! Who knew?)

But yes. I would work on metals in my garage, but I do not have the means to fill up my acetylene tank, so all my stuff is just kind of sitting there. Oh well!