Wednesday, January 22, 2014

From Fortune Cookies to Art!

Everybody always enjoys seeing what their fortunes are whether they believe them or not. And each fortune can have a different meaning to everyone. I really enjoyed looking deeper into the fortune cookies I received in class and turning it into art. With that said, it was still extremely hard. As I mentioned in my previous post, I am not talented with collages. They are against me. But I did my best with what I had.

All of my fortunes had the same message to them in a way. They all had the idea of being patient, and calm, and then you will succeed. But how was I supposed to change that message into art? So instead of trying to work with that exact message, I went with the idea of fortune cookies in general. I decided to write down each of the fortunes on the paper, in cursive of course, and slowly bury them, or try to make them hidden. I attempted to give the message that fortunes are always hazy, and that you have to be patient in order to understand them. And that there are always different paths to take although they aren't always clear. Overall it was challenging, but as always, fun!

ART x 3

The 'Art x 3' project was definitely one of the hardest projects. It really proved that everyone had their own style. Collages have always been hard for me. I personally like making art from scratch rather than putting together things that already exist in order to make new art. What made this project even harder was the fact that we had to give our page that we worked on each day away multiple times. It was hard because you would receive a new page, and maybe it wasn't all that bad, but it always ended up being not your style. Or maybe it wasn't giving off the same message as you were trying to portray. It was definitely a rough experience.

  Overall, finishing with something that wasn't completely mine was fun. It had pieces that I contributed but it wouldn't have gotten there without the other people who worked on it's help. The lesson I learned would be that everybody has their own style. And they think their own way. Because although we had the same topic, everyone had a different message.

Printing Pop Art

I can easily say that the 'pop print/ pop art' project was one of my favorites. In the beginning, choosing what I wanted to draw was the hardest part. First, I was thinking what object would be the coolest to draw and turn into a stamp. But then, as I started noticing what everyone else was choosing, I just decided to choose an object nobody was choosing. That turned out to be the Extra Gum container. Turning it into a stamp was fairly simple and making the designs in the stamp was fun. Overall, the stamping was the most fun part of course. I really liked how you could stamp the same thing over and over again, yet, you made it different each time by changing the color/design. I was surprised at the outcome because in the beginning, I honestly thought it would be boring and repetitive but it turned out to create a fun, "poppy" piece of art!