Wednesday, May 29, 2013

life Changes

Sorry, and when I apologize the apology is mostly for myself. I tend put myself on the backburner for so long that I neglect to do the things that I really enjoy, such as my blog or art. When I began my blog I started it as a class project to document the changes in my art. I titled the blog Change. The title fits for the direction that I will take my blog. I want to document my changes in life. My life was a perfect as could be I couldn’t have asked for anything more. I had a loving man, financial security, and then doom came. Just like that Change came into my life my perfect man changed and so did my life. I should have known better than to trust my life to someone else but I did.  I won’t go in to details just know change happened and what I want to focus on is how change affected me. Change is happing in my life my weight, school, and much more. I let you know how it goes.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

This week I found myself unprepared for class again, I get so wrapped up on certain projects that I have unknowingly neglected others. I was working on my array of items (I did a 2 part mold of a light bulb). I got so caught up on working with the light bulbs changing their appearance that I neglected the time line. I had so much fun with them. My idea was to present each one as a series of evolving individual art pieces. The first on would be the casted mold, nest would be a smooth clean version the light bulb and so on. The idea was a good one however I have to do more of them so that my idea will be better understood.- stay tuned

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Change, all all this new technology

I have had so much trouble posting on Blogger. Because of this  I have not been able to update my blog lately. After many tutoring sessions I have finally figured out how to post a blog. I’m pretty sure my kids wish I could figure things like this out on my own. Oh well, I think them teaching me to use the computer and it software is a small price to pay after all; I had to endure their teenage years. My art projects are coming at me like balls at a dodge ball game. I hope I can give each project the time it deserves. Stay tuned I will learn how to post pictures next.   
Change- Letting go
In life we must learn to let go apparently in the art world it is very important to learn that lesson.  This week ones last week’s class assignment was to mix a bucket of plaster, weeks 2 was to carve something out of nothing. I felt I would be good at this since I always feel like I can make something visually pleasing out of nothing.
 When I started my project m first objective was to make it lighter. That usually falls right in with my personality, when I find something difficul.t I first analyze the situation then try to lighten the situation. So I began to make holes in the plaster I made so many holes that I lost perspective with my project.
 It looked like an old fashion water pitcher with holes in it. The other students were kind in their comments. They commented that it looked more like a reef or coral.  It’s safe to say I did not like it my finished project.
 Week 3 is where letting go came in to play. The instructor went through a critic of all the sculptures she proceeded to inform us of what could be done to make each one better. Then she announced that we had to choose another student sculpture and make it our own. I heard several gasp over the news. I did not like my sculpture but I had grown attached to it. Now I had to let go of my creation, my baby, no matter how ugly the sculpture was I felt a mild sense of loss. Well I did what any one would do I quickly grabbed a sculpture I felt was the prettiest one and made it my own. I wish I had posted a few pictures of the one I lost. However I will be posting pictures of  my new sculpture.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

First Blog

My blog about change
This blog is about change it is an assignment that quite honestly I was not looking to forward to doing. However, this is an assignment, and if I want to pass the class it would be best if I embrace the assignment.
Change in my life along with everyone else in the planet is never ending. It’s how I handle what is changing that affects the way I think and what I do. A good example of change is my decision to attend college at 46. What was I thinking; to this day I cannot be sure why I thought this would be easy.
Well regardless of how I got myself here, I’m here now; dealing with midterms, test anxiety, and finals exams. This is how change happens for me, I make what I think is a good decision and that decision can end up affecting my life for 3 years or more. I am currently 49 and still in school.
Enough said, about my pessimistic views on my decision to return to school in my 40’s.
This blog is supposed to be to record my personal enlightenment that will come from my art classes, and a little about me. 
I look forward to posting pictures to show you how my art is progressing and how I felt about the assignments.