26 December 2011

christmas time was here. raincheck on snowflakes in the air.

this christmas was really terrific. I don't know what next christmas will look like, but I have a feeling it will be a little different so I'm pretty thankful for all this one was. I've been living in the moment a little too much and haven't been taking as many pictures of what we're doing, but I think that may be perfectly fine, and here are a few of the photos we did get of the highlights.

skating at crown center

andre's goodies!
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christmas trees

and hot cocoa while we watch christmas movies
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packaging things pretty
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christmas eve at grandma and grandpa's house
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adorable puppies and our christmas tree on christmas eve
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having chloe around for a couple days
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everybody unwrapping on christmas day

beautiful christmas loot
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and with that I'll leave you with two of my favorite sleeping at last christmas-y songs.

I hope you all had a very merry christmas!

12 December 2011

creative endeavors: skyscrapers/cityscapes edition.

for the past couple weeks skyscrapers and cityscapes pretty much took hold of my studies, my artwork, everything, so I thought it would be fun to put some of it together and show you what I've been up to. (admittedly a bit after the fact. recent stuff is soon to come.)

first up I'll show you my transparency design color project. it was pretty time consuming and frustrating and I think it's fair to say that everyone involved had hesitations as to whether it would come out. however, I think it did and it went over very well so I'm okay with all the work that went into it.

next is my wood drawing. this one I was equal parts excited and frustrated with. it went through many stages, with the initial study, the first stopping point, and then this, the final product. I'm pretty attached to it now though.
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in the midst of all of this I came across this on little things, and it just made me smile.

AND if all that wasn't enough, I was also writing about this work Apartment Hill by Wayne Theibaud. it's really a pretty terrific piece, and fit in nicely with all my studies of skyscrapers in art history. bam.
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and that's all folks.

23 November 2011

creative endeavors.

as crazy as it sounds, I think I'm finally bonding with my classes this semester. it's gotten to the point where I actually have enjoyed a project or two. what in the world haha.
anyways here is one of the last design projects I did. we had to take a section of our reference picture and mix pigments to match the colors in it, and then we had to take a section and create four different color harmonies.
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then here are the last two drawing projects I finished. the first one with the masks may be one of my favorite works of the whole semester. it's just so bright and fun.
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that's all for now.

22 November 2011

weekend adventures.

this weekend our favorite nebraskan friends came to visit and it was epic as always. in addition to multiple marathons of a certain british mini-series, we got to visit the Nelson. never disappoints. it was even nice enough outside that we could walk through the sculpture park!

here are some photos of the adventure:
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thiebaud! and the knight.
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that's all folks.

21 November 2011

what I'm grateful for today.

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in anticipation of thanksgiving, I have been writing down a few things I'm grateful for each day. just the little things that happened over the course of the day for the two weeks leading up to turkey day. but it's sorta nice because you can take a step back and see that even if the day felt completely crappy, there is always something you can be grateful for.

here are some of the the things I came up with:

eleven.10.eleven: not a lot of drawing homework
eleven.11.eleven: chinese buffet and harry potter night!
eleven.12.eleven: fast five
eleven.13.eleven: yellow sub!
eleven.14.eleven: a campus art tour instead of lecture, help when I wanted to scream at Adobe
eleven.15.eleven: a good critique
eleven.16.eleven: a new furry little friend named chloe
eleven.17.eleven: making an itty-bitty stencil, and the Kohrs getting here!

and here's a picture of the lovely chloe:

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and here are some of my autumn photos before it's not autumn anymore:
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peace friends.

13 November 2011


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not every day do you get to witness 11:11 o'clock on 11.11.2011. it's pretty fun.
to make it even better, the last part of the last Harry Potter came out for this day. obviously this was cause for celebration, which included, but wasn't limited to: eating incredible amounts of food at a chinese buffet, watching both parts of the last movie back to back, and definitely stopping for a couple minutes to observe all the elevens all together.

and just for fun, here are some photos of a couple of us with the HP characters halloween weekend.
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that's all for now folks. . .

07 November 2011

the one where she shows she's still being creative.

admittedly it's been a while since I've done a creative endeavors post. there's a bit to catch up on, but thankfully I don't even have pictures of it all so this post can't be TOO obscenely long.
first, some of the last few design projects we've worked on, including the finished color temp design. woot!
then the last three drawings I have pictures of.

mounting in progress.
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finished! (the colors are off in the picture though, sadly)

then some tedious gouache work.
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then the drawings. check out what happens when the sunlight hits a cd and bounces onto a drawing!
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and now we're on to pastels!
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till next time folks. . .

02 November 2011

fall traditions #489-505: halloween weekend!

I love halloween. enough said. this weekend started with final fridays which is always a terrific time, then saturday we went to the importance of being earnest and that was a blast. sunday's when the real halloween fun started though. we carved pumpkins, and watched it's the great pumpkin, charlie brown, and then monday night I dressed up as a pirate and we had some awesome people over, left half to bake a terrific cake, and went extreme trick or treating, then we watched some classic Hitchcock. this is the way to celebrate, people.

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that's all folks. promise I'll show you some more artwork in the works soon.

(source for dvd covers: google image search)