So I decided to post a few images of my favorite pieces of "art" that I've done over the years that is currently in my portfolio. I used all of these to be accepted into my design sequence in school. I love to create art, and I find it hard to do when I'm not actually taking an art class. I would love to have more free time to work on paintings, drawings, pottery, woodworking, etc. but with studio and two jobs its hard. I am hoping when I'm out of school, and have a "real job" I can do more things on weekends for myself. This first picture I have is of a project I did in my 2D art class in college. It's an image of a very iconic chair. I had to recreate it in the six different ways shown here, and with six different types of media. First is a realistic interpretation in graphite, then an outline in ink, then monochromatic with colored pencil, next is complimentary in oil pastels, then representational colors in color-aid, and finally true colors in acrylic paint. This is one of my favorite projects. I love taking one object and breaking it down into different things.
This next image is of a still life I did. We had to bring in our own personal items to create our own unique still life set ups. I chose to bring in my favorite handbag, a heel, 2 old records, some spools of thread, buttons, a bottle of ink, my head phones, and a candle. This gave me plenty to work with and lots of different textures to try and recreate. It is one of my favorite still life's I have done so far.
This piece is a recreation of a Lucien Freud
painting. I did it in chalk pastels, so I could really get a lot of good blending going on like the original oil painting. If you are familiar with Lucien Freud's paintings, hopefully you can see the similarities. haha. I know I didn't do him justice, but I am pretty pleased with how this came out.
So what do you think? I need to take a lot more pictures of other projects I have done. I will post more soon! And of course once my summer semester starts I will be updating all the time with what I am working on.
Hello fellow bloggers! So I have realized that I haven't really explained what I would like to accomplish with this blog... I really appreciate this opportunity to speak about the things that I am passionate about, and write about my experiences while still in school. Not only will it be a record of what I have done and where I have been in this point in my life, but it will allow me to get feedback from all different opinions. So, to start off, I am an interior design major at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. I have taken two "design studios" and have been very successful in all of my projects. I love starting new projects, and coming up with unique concepts. I definitely know now that this is the career that I will enjoy doing the rest of my life, and I will work hard to make sure that happens.
Now that the spring semester is over, and I am on my "summer break", I only have about a week and a half left before the summer semester starts up. I am going to be taking my third design studio (along with another finance class I need before I graduate). I know from former students that this is the most intense studio (besides my capstone course), yet one of the most rewarding of their college careers. I am excited about this studio, but also very nervous. Not only is it going to be challenging, but I also have the post surgery problems to deal with. I really hope that this is the last time I will have to deal with this surgery. Third times a charm right? But enough about that...
Another thing that I would like to write about is my passion for furniture. Obviously an interior design major would love furniture, but I pride myself in being able to design AND build attractive furniture. Since I was a little girl I have been immersed in woodworking, drafting, all types of art, and much more from my father. He has been a huge influence on my career choice, since he is a draftsman and loves to do woodworking in his spare time. One of my first memories is that of my dad building something in his workshop. Since being in college I have taken furniture design classes, and those have been some of the best stress relieving classes ever. I want to incorporate those skills I have into my designs when I am out in the real world and have my license. I feel like that is something that a lot of interior designers don't have and would be a huge asset. There is so much I have in store for this blog, and I can't wait to share it all!
Well, today I went to Kansas City with my mom to see my surgeon since it has been a week since my surgery. I can't wait for this whole ordeal to be over. This is the 3rd time I've had surgery in the 8 years that I have been diagnosed with the pilonidal cist. Things looked good though, and I should be healing up soon. Thank goodness! I have to be back in Columbia on June 7th at the latest for summer classes. I am both excited and nervous about my summer studio class. I know it will be really intense, but it will be worth it in the end.
And now for this ADORABLE picture next to me... I have been obsessed with etsy.com for quite some time now, and lately I have been
browsing it frequently. HERE is where I found this lil cutie! :)
I am currently an Interior Design Student at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. I am extremely passionate about design, and can't wait to be out of school and start practicing. I have two jobs right now, one of which where I am working for the University of Missouri Campus Facilities, and the other is working at an antique furniture store. I feel so blessed to have two jobs that relate to my major. At my job at Campus Facilities, I work for two wonderful Interior Designers! I absolutely love this job! I am able to keep in contact with trade reps, learn more about the industry, and etc. It really is a great learning experience outside of schooling. My other job is only on weekends, and I took it initially because I really needed to make some more money to pay for bills, but it really has turned out to be a great job as well. I work for one of my professors and her husband who own the antique shop. I hope that this blog will be the outlet I need to talk about my passion for design, and get feedback from all of you! Thanks for reading!