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
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 : http://philinthecircle.com/ 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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbvSms-1yj4&feature=related
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
Friday, January 15, 2010
So recently I have been on this website called Stumbleupon. It's a very fun website where you literally just stumble upon the most random things but you can choose a category and go from there. So i have been looking the art category of course and there is some crazy stuff. Here are some links, so take a look!
These pictures are made from materials such as cups, pennys, dog/cat collars, etc.
Funny art of celebrities
there are plenty more so take a look and keep hitting the button stumble in the upper left hand corner!
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
So we know you are a great artist and you have now made some beautiful masterpieces. But now you got to figure out how to get your art out there and get them sold! There are galleries and art fairs and awesome places in laguna beach but there are definitely many other options. It's a hard process but it is worth it in the end! Watch the video above to really learn what to do and get all that money! haha :]
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
I thought this was a great lesson since Christmas just ended. You ever wonder what to do with those christmas cards? I mean you can show them off for about a week and then you usually throw them away, right? For me, I usually feel bad just throwing them away... like they have a better purpose. Well, they do now. I just found this great craft were you can make old cards into great crafts! It's a great thing to do with family members and you will never forget all the happy birthdays or Merry Christmas's you had with your family and friends!