Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Carrie Yury

So I'm taking a photography class and my teacher is Carrie Yury. A pretty well known artist. She is a very cool, down to earth teacher and I'm learning quite a bit. I'm learning how to make grids, photomontages, collages (composites), how to use photoshop and much more. I thought you guys should take a look at some of her stuff. It is pretty interesting, just go on her site:

Hope you like it!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Minnie Mouse

Everyone knows minnie mouse. The cute disney character that is married to mickey mouse! I just found a great video on how to draw minnie mouse! I thought it would be a bit difficult to draw but it actually isn't that bad at all! Once you get the basic shapes down it is quite easy.

Friday, January 29, 2010


At my old high school and college they taught glass blowing. My friends used to always do it and well... I would always watch too scared to try. I finally tried not too long ago and it really isn't as scary as you think. Once you get the hang out it, it is quite fun. You can make so many amazinnggg things! If your a painter/drawer like me you should definitely try something new.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


So Im taking a photography class this semester and our first assignment is to make a grid. This means that I need to take 20 pictures and make one 16x20 photo. The grid can be longitudinal, mapping, narrative or a collection of related images. So like a mapping grid would show what a person saw at every subway they went to in New York. A narrative of course would tell a story, so if your pictures want to make a certain statement about politics, or roles in society, discrimination, etc. A collection of related images can be one picture but taken at different angles that if put together can weirdly make that one picture. weird? Then you can also have a grid that just shows the same kind of things, places in italy, flowers, etc. But nonetheless, the grid should have meaning.

You first have to write a proposal. A proposal has your idea and what your statement is then the other half is how you think you will portray this. So if you want to talk about the enviroment and how much we waste. You can take pictures of all the plastic bags you see on the streets. Or take a picture of all the plastic you use in one day, etc.

Now you take pictures and make 4x5 pics and put them next to each other to make a 16x20!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I was looking around on flickr and I found a photographer that I absolutely love. She is very artistic in a lot of her stuff, has great angles and lighting. Some of her pictures are even off her iphone but you would have never guessed! Her name is Gladys Wickering and she has a website and I've seen it once but for some reason I can't find it, so if you can find it, let me know. She has a lot of interesting stuff that i really think you will enjoy. Here's one photo of hers!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Phil in the Circle

So there is this guy that does awesome art and his name is Phil Hansen. He uses random things like matches, candles, leaves, starbucks food to make masterpieces. He has a website : and you should just take a look at the awesome things he has made.
He did a portrait of bruce lee that i thought was fun but he only did it by karate chopping the canvas.
Take a look. He has plenty of other videos as well, like using wine to create a piece of art of amy winehouse. He's super creative and fun to watch.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Recently I have been using a fish eye camera. I got on from urban outfitters and I just love it. It's fun because it's not digital, you never know what you are going to get so you get all excited when you are taking it to the photo place. But fish eye are definitely great for landscapes and trips. They capture pretty much everything you can see with your own eyes. You know how sometimes when you see a beautiful building and you take out your digital camera and then you just get about a quarter of the building in the picture?...yea, it sucks, right? Well the fish eye lets you capture it all. It's a great camera and definitely worth the buy. It also has great setting like when you switch the settings to b, it lets you capture a great photo at night time by leaving the shutter open a little bit longer. There are also setting where you can take two pictures in one and they over lap. So you can get a creepy photo my taking a picture of a person then pressing the button and taking another picture of a dog. Then those two pictures will be one picture! It's a lot of fun and I highly recommend it.