Tuesday, January 19, 2010

resurrection...part 2

So this is a diorama book report I did at about age 11 or 12 from a shoe box. I made the outside look like a book...

Then you open it up and it looks like this...

The dots on the black construction paper in the background are dots of glow-in-the-dark puffy/t-shirt paint! The bodies are made out of wire. I actually used small pieces of cloth for the clothing of Rapunzel and the prince and for their hands and hair I used embroidery string. The prince has magnets as shoes that attach to 2 more magnets on the floor of the box. I did that to help the prince stay in place and stand up.

This is the starting position, where Rapunzel lets her hair down and her head turned facing inside the tower...

...then to pull the prince up, you pull on this string in the back of the box...

...the prince is lifted up and you can also see Rapunzel's face. =)

Below are some posters I did in 5th, 6th, and 7th (something like that) grades when I ran for student body office. Not sure which poster was for which grade.

This was another book report I did. I think this was age 11 or 12. It's my interpreted replica of the cover of the book. I did a replica of Roald Dahl's George's Marvelous Medicine front book cover as a book report, but I don't remember what grade. Might have been 4th grade. I thought I kept it, but I couldn't find it.

This was one of my ceramic projects in high school. This was for the purposes of learning the coiling technique. My mom uses it as a paper clip holder!

I also decided to dig up my old organizer I used to use in high school! Check out all the OG stickers!!! I have decided to use it again! ;)

This is the cover.

On the left are 2 scratch n' sniff stickers. They totally don't smell anymore.

to be continued...

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

the beginning signs of an artist

So I mentioned that I was going to my parents' to look for a bunch of stuff I did when I was younger, and one of them was this drawing I did in pre-school. Here it is!

Leave a comment about what you think it looks like. First person who guesses right gets a prize from me! ;) ***Hint***I was born in '81 and I did this at about age 2 or 3.

Okay....so here's the answer!

Check out Tart Brainiac's submission:

Feel free to submit your own drawings of E.T.!

Friday, January 8, 2010

resurrection...part 1

This was a charcoal piece of a 3-piece series that I did in '99 for my Intro to Drawing final project.

This was a Halloween costume I made all from felt back in '04. I did this to represent "BEEGEES" aka the billing department at work.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

CommuNey #1

For those that know me, I can't stand idiotic drivers! I'm not claiming I'm the best driver in the world, but I would like to claim I pay attention to the road more than most. I especially can't stand drivers who are old people that seriously need to be tested at least once a month to renew their drivers license!

So I have another incident to add to why I can't stand old people drivers. I ALMOST got in my worst accident yet. I was heading home, hopping onto the on-ramp to the 405S from the 10W and all of the sudden this black Acura TL from 2 lanes to my left came over and almost drove me INTO THE WALL!!! When I caught up to the idiot, the driver was an older Asian man and the passenger looked like his granddaughter.

And another thing. I hate the fact that drivers with large vehicles bully me by cutting me off just because I drive a Fit. Bastards! Seriously...why do some drivers think they're impervious to accidents?!!! For all these idiotic drivers they deserve a

On a good note, I saw a fellow Bruin alumnus with a sticker that looks something like this

Sorry....I don't have PhotoShop skills. It's not a "hands-on" craft!

Okay...back to ranting. I usually don't watch or read the news because most of it is "bad news." But I watched a little news today after I got home from work and heard/saw this dumbest human procreator in the world! She is truly "THE" dumbest person ever! I despise her so because she's such an insult to sane mothers who cannot birth children of their own and she's such a disgrace to my aspiring profession! Did you all know she is/was attending Cal State, Fullerton for grad school in counseling? Yes, I said "counseling." Whaaaa?!!!! OCTOMOM = DISGRACEFUL INSULT Those poor kids! What will happen to them and what will they think of their birth mother?!

Also...it was reported that "the Happiest Place on Earth" is going to raise their entrance fees!!! I love Disneyland, but they make it almost impossible to want to return. Like they don't make enough money as it is! =(

Okay...I seriously need to go to sleep so I can wake-up to go to work in a few hours. Today is "hump" day.....

Unfriendly Monster look what you've gotten me into! Haha!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

to start off...

This is in dedication to and a shout-out to Octo-Killer, Unfriendly Monster, and Tart Brainiac for the inspiration and the peer pressure to start my own blog.

Basically, I love dabbling into artsy crafts! I've dabbled into art crafts of all sorts...
drawing & painting
sewing & crocheting/knitting & hand embroidering
clay sculpting
and the most recent...cake decorating.

It all started when I was young. When I was in pre-school (approx. 2 or 3-years-old) my mother saved this drawing I did and put it in my photo album. ***picture soon to come...I need to make a trip to my parents' to get it*** When I post it, I'd like you to comment on what you think the picture is of. =)

In the second grade, I dreamt of what I wanted to be "when I grew up" like most little kids do. I said, "I want to be an artist." Skip ahead a few decades down the road and....well okay so I didn't become an artist because; well I just felt I wasn't good enough to compete.

My senior year of high school, I took a ceramics class. It was the best class I ever took in high school! It was so MUCH fun, a bunch of my friends were my classmates, AND it was my last period of the day! The teacher would amuse us, especially the guys, with technique terms such as "humping" and "scoring." The last few days of the class, our teacher played "Ghost" for us to watch. I was never very good at the potter's wheel because I have small hands. BUT I CAN SCULPT!
***If I can find the stuff I made from that class, I will post pictures.***

I started my college career not knowing what I wanted to major in, so my mother tried to help me out to see if I wanted to major in graphic design. One of the classes I took in my first year of college was "Intro to Drawing," or something like that. That class was 18 WEEKS of still life sketching/drawing. BORRRRING! 18 "weeks" felt like 18 "months!" Nevertheless I did discover that my favorite medias to use when it came to drawing are charcoal and pastels; no matter how messy they are. Well, that was short lived because I felt my fellow classmates were so much better than me and they had aspirations to transfer to Pasadena Art Center. Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park went there...speaking of which LP is playing on the radio right now! Haha...what a co-wink-a-dink!

When I would pick out my classes for each semester, I looked into possibly taking a ceramics or sculpting class. That never happened either. =| But I pursued making ceramic figurines as a hobby. I remember that year I made a 5" tall Squirtle figurine for this guy I was dating at the time because his favorite Pokemon character was Squirtle. My favorite was Charmander and my favorite episode (of the few I did watch) was when the Pokemon were stuck on an island without any humans and they actually provided subtitles when the Pokemon would talk to each other. I thought that was hilarious! Anyway...here's a picture that I used to reference my figurine from Squirtle. I wish I had taken a picture of it before I gave it to my ex because now it's gone just like him. I ONLY care that I don't have at least a picture of it.

I will end my first posting here since I don't want to keep mentioning things I've made/created without providing visual aides. I just wanted to get a little sumthin' sumthin' posted so I can stop being harrassed by the Unfriendly Monster that will Eat Me!