Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Art journal blog

My topic was, what do I think is lovely? What makes me happy? I used Christmas and pizza. Christmas makes me happy because it's my most favorite time of the year. I love Christmas! It makes me so happy. I put pizza all over because that's my favorite food. I could eat pizza all day and night. I mixed pizza and Christmas together.

Artists Create Original Art

How did you use your own unique ideas in your work? I mixed different styles of Christmas in the journal. Then I put pizza over it to make it unique.

Did you use a source for inspiration, then combine it with your own ideas to make it original? I used Christmas for my inspiration then used pizza to make it my own.

Artists Reflect

When did you step back and analyze you work during this project? When I was finished with everything then I checked to make sure I was satisfied.

Did you consider how ideas would work before you tried them? Yes, I considered doing different types of pizza.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

nature art blog

Artists Create Original Art

How did you use your own unique ideas in your work? I made it so it looked kind of like a free African with a wisdom stick.

Did you use a source for inspiration, then combine it with your own ideas to make it original? The sticks were from nature and most Africans live in nature so I made it look like a African on the paper.

Artists Reflect

 When did you step back and analyze you work during this project? When I was finished, and i was satisfied with my art.

Did you consider how ideas would work before you tried them? Yes, i thought about how i could make the parts of the sticks go in a circle.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

sculpture blog

Artists Develop Art Making Skills

 Did you learn new techniques or processes as part of the work for this project? Yes. I learned how to cut and trace onto clay. I also learned how to add texture to make the boy and elephant stand out. I smoothed it out to make it look better.

Did you gain skill with familiar materials? No.

Artists Solve Problems

How did you respond to challenges that occurred as you worked? I calmly fixed my mistakes and asked for help from my teacher.


Did your work take an unexpected turn due to a mistake or did something happen that was unplanned? Yes. I sprayed to much water on the clay.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

shibori art post

Her name is Micheal Smith and he is a shibori dye artist. She creates wearable fiber that he feels is magical. Her works are also beautiful. She is from North Carolina, USA. She has worked under the names of three companies. The names are Three Wishes, Chaos, and Mystic Eye. She uses a lot of combinations in her work. Also she sows and dyes.


She does use a specific design but I'm not sure which one. She uses some type of pattern. Her work is more gallery design. But she does sell her work. I picked this artist because her work is pretty and unique. I was very attracted to her work.

Monday, April 28, 2014

perspective blog

 Artists Communicate Through Their Work.

 What is this artwork intended to say? It's intended to say about the school,the hall, and represent the students who walk down that hall of apex.


What issues are you examining through your artwork? How to draw the lines of the hall.


How is this artwork about who you are or what you like? It shows that I am a student at Apex High

 Artists Take Risks

 Did you try something that you weren’t sure about as part of this project?Using the lines to draw  the hall

Did you pick a material or technique that was new or different over something that was familiar? I used something that was famialiar, the colored pencils.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

washington dc blog post

I had a lot of fun on this trip! It was a long bus ride, we stopped at McDonald's and soon after we arrived at the museum. We got our schedule before we arrived at the museum. When we arrived at the museum I got scared. The steps were HUGE! we got off the bus and I was scared to walk up. Ms.Sudkamp happily helped me walk up the side of the steps. After i got over my fear of walking up those steps we went inside. It was beautiful. Me and my partner took a lot of pictures. After a while she went to go somewhere and i went to find Ms.Sudkamp to meet up with her, I got lost! But she found me, and thank god I had her cellphone number. We went into a room where we weren't  allowed to touch anything or take pictures. There were security guards everywhere! There was a girl who was about to take pictures and she was asked to put her phone away. After leaving that secured area, we went back down to the place where we were allowed to take pictures. There were still security guards down there. It was time for us to go eat at the cafe. I picked up pizza and a cup of soda with some chips. My partner wanted to get some ice cream but decided not to. We went on this moving sidewalk which was fun but got a little boring afterwards. Then after checking out gift shop after gift shop we got tired and sat down until it was time to go to the sculpture garden. When it was time to go to the sculpture garden we ran safely across the street. I was fascinated by the big fountain pool that was in the center of the garden. Almost everyone had their feet in it. I didn't put my feet in it because there were rumors that hobos washed in that pool. When the time at the sculpture garden was over I decided to follow Travis. We were going to the other art museum. Along with my partner and another girl. As all four of us went to the museum we went to the gift shop first. Then we went up anther floor and checked that floor out. I thought we were going back down. Travis and the other two went up the escalator. Even though I had my fear of heights I followed them. I called Travis telling him to wait. I tried so hard not to look down. Then Travis had the nerve to say "come on you can do it!" I yelled at him I'm not a dog! I felt comfortable once I got off the escalator and on the floor. We checked all of this museum out which basically had old art films. As we got out and sat outside of the museum for a moment. Then we got up and started walking back to the bus stop. At least I thought that was where we where going. On the way Travis dropped a quarter into a homeless man's hat. That was sad to see that. Then I realized we arrived at the national space museum. I started freaking out asking if we were supposed to be here. Travis said that they all had Ms.Sudkamp's permission. Also that they knew what time they were supposed to get back. I asked myself "Why did they have to drag me here?" I might as well have fun while I'm here. I did have fun, I took pictures, and I wasn't afraid of the steps. We left the museum, and we were the earliest people to be at the bus stop check. Travis said that they weren't going to climb the steps to sit down but they did anyway. I gathered up the courage and walked up those steps. I got over my fear of heights... for the moment. Later everyone else came and a little later after that the bus came. As we were waiting for a few people to come one girl came and got scolded at for not checking in. We left and it was a long ride. One guy stopped in front of us and pulled the middle finger. We went to McDonald's before heading home. When we left the fast food restaurant we sat in the grass waiting for the bus to come. On the way home we watched mean girls and another movie. We arrived at the school and that was the best trip in my school year.