I can't believe my time in creative arts and high school are just a week from being over... Creative arts is one of the greatest classes I ever took, it taught me so much. It helped me learn and grow from the shy little freshman I was in art effects that was a little scared to show her finished work because she thought people wouldn't like it to the big bad, well maybe not so big senior I am today who is working on portfolios to show the world and a book with some crazy little drawings in it that every one will see, and I'm not scared to show it off cause I like what I have created and it makes me happy. This whole process could have gone a lot differently though if I didn't have the same awesome teacher for the three years I had art. She helped me so much and alway introduced me and every other one of her students to some new and interesting stuff always with a bit of pep in her step. So I would just like to say thanks. As I said before the art at hths is almost over for me and I will miss it so much along with the friends made there and the memories. I feel I have grown so much from dinky little drawings into whole mixed media pieces and full tea clay tea sets and metal pieces. To anyone who never took and art class or blew art off as stupid you never know until you try and I'm sure you too would truly love it as I do and alway will. It's a short life and it goes by too fast, so make the most of every moment.
in the jungles of africa far from and human life, where beautiful flowers grow wild and free lived a geraffe named pica. she was tall and knock-kneed and a little bit shy, but still a nice girl. Her best friend was a rhino named Huey he was big, tuff and had this booming voice that was hard to ignore. But she brought out his gentle side and he protected her from the dangers of the jungle.
One day pica and Huey were walking to their secret watering hole, and found something odd. The fruit trees had been picked and nearly wiped clean besides a few fallen to the ground. But they looked past it thinking it might have been the monkeys that showed up time to time.it didn't matter anyway they were already taking in the beautiful view if the watering hole. It was like a picture with its sparkling blue water with little Lilly's on it and the small waterfall at the back that flowed so peacefully into the glassy water below. Along with the canopy of the green leafs above letting just the right amount of light in.
The two drank and floated in the clear waters calming and relaxing them selfs when out of nowhere pica had a rope around her neck and snout and Huey had one around his horn and left leg. It was such a quiet attack the humans came out if no where. Pica was told the pale two legged creatures never can around this part of the jungle.
Next thing the two of them knew they where in a box together and pica had a little pink floral bow on he head. They had been captured and brought to a traveling circus! They where so scared that Huey let out a giant roar to try and get the people's attention. They were carted around from stage to stage being let out in front of this thing that looked like the watering hole, they just wanted to go back and they didn't know how.
One night they where back in Africa and they knew this from the wise old orangoutang that traveled with them so they planned there escape. As pica pranced around on the stage one last time Huey fought himself loose back stage and went charging, he ran as hard as he could breaking through the fake watering hole and past the cruel two leg animals picking up pica on his back and through the other side of the tent all in one burst. He let pica down and they ran for miles trying to get back to their family's. for days they wondered until, at last! They made it back to the cover of the beautiful flowers of the deep jungle. From that day on pica and Huey vowed never to go back to the secret watering hole no matter how pretty it was it was not worth loosing the jungle they loved as they had before.
We did blind contours this marking period, I have mixed feelings about them. I always feel the need to look at the paper in the middle and then I have to start all over... Also I don't think they are the most flattering type of portrait. But the decorating and painting overtop is more fun. And I
Love ink pens and how they bleed, it has such a great look! I'm not done yet but almost! Can't wait for you guys to see it once I'm back in school and not so sickly so I can get a picture of it
Georgia O'Keeffe was born on November 15, 1887. by the age of ten she had decided to become an artist so her and her sister took painting lessons from Sara Mann a local water colorist. Her art was first displayed in gallery 291 owned by Alfred Stieglitz. They started talking regularly and Georgia moved to New York to devote her life to her art and to Alfred. Georgia and Stieglitz got married in 1924. She started primarily working in oil color and doing close ups of natural life. After creating paintings of tropical flowers from Hawaii she was commissioned to do a painting for Dole fruit advertisements, this escalated her popularity and she was commission for many more projects. She suffered a mental breakdown mostly from over working her self. After this she still continued to paint and spent allot of time in New Mexico inspiring her animal skull paintings( one shown below). When she go old she went partially blind but still continued to paint and make pottery until she died on march 6, 1986 at the age of 98.
We made lanterns! Mine is two deer or moose whatever you want to think with some crazy antlers. It took me a while to figure out what to do, but I like what I came up with. They took a while to cut out but once my animals where cut out and my hand cramp went away the final products are pretty awesome. You should see some of the amazing designs the other kids in my class came up with just look at the hths creative arts blog.
P.s. the back of my lantern is the back of the deer if you can't figure it out :)
Our class room has been becoming the kitchen of a restaurant in the past few weeks because of all the bowls that have piled up. But the best part is what they are all being made for, the empty bowls dinner. I get some extra practice with clay and the money raised from my bowls and everyone else's goes to the food bank it's such a great idea!
This is just one of the bowls I made I will upload a finished picture when I find it in all the piles.