Alright so catch up on whats been going on since last post:
So Monday came and gone and o how nice it was to have the day off! My day was filled with reading for Approaches to Art History about line and the importance of the handling in line and how that handling differs within certain works of art. Reading in a wide variety of places ranging from the Screen Printing Studio with Britney Rhine, one of my roommates, while she pulled some amazing prints (that hopefully I am swapping a linoleum print for one of her prints). After that took a walk back to the apartment to pay rent with our landlord and start some more reading out on the fire escape and enjoy the sun and the smell of BBQ in the air on 13th!
After finishing reading went and picked up Sara Tucker and went grocery shopping for dinner the next day. We ended up making Fried Portobello Mushrooms with Vegan Country Gravey… all i can say is yum. Once everything was picked up for the next day ended up just hanging with everyone down in the living room and then finally going to bed for a well deserved rest.
So that was Monday… Tuesday came and went having my long day where i work at Iris Book Cafe in the morning then to Drawing at 1230. For drawing we met up in Eden Park up by the Cincinnati Art Museum (CAM) and the weather was just perfect for a bike ride so i braved it up the hill with my supplies on my back and filled to the rim of my bookbag. It was a great ride and felt even better once i went down the hill after drawing a landscape of the intersection around CAM. Right now I’m happy with my drawing and hoping it stays that way because recently I have been having a confidence issue with all of my drawings thinking they are not good enough while compared to other people, which I know I should not do that by comparing my work to others because we are all different people with different viewpoints and styles (Thank you Connie McClure for pointing that out it helped me immensely!). So rode back down to OTR to AAC for my two Art History courses which went well. Approaches to Art History is getting more and more interesting as time goes on, only thing is that its quite a fair amount of reading and project work that I need to get started on ASAP.
After school went home and cooked some dinner which I’ve already told you about and then hung out with all the roommates and fell asleep on the couch.
Wednesday: Fun Yet Really Weird Day
Woke up and had my Print Class with April Foster. Right now were working on linoleum prints and I simply love linoleum minus the big cut on my finger that is making it hard for me to push the keys in order to type but hey got to suffer sometimes for art… Did a lacquer transfer onto my linoleum block so I did not have to trace because i didn’t think it would hold true to the original image. Should have some photos up on the Flickr sooner or later of recent work but just slowly getting around to it.
After Print went and had Chipotle with great company. Met one of the freshmen, Lauren Alyea, who is living in the dorms. She said everything is great and she could not be happier where she is right now! It’s always great to hear positive feedback on the school especially from a new freshman who has to deal with the crazy schedule of Core.
Lunch on the square was great. Headed back to school for my 1230 class which is Photo 1 and were working on shutter speed and street photography. So since we are working on that we took our cameras outside and had a little activity planned by our professor, Emily Momohara. Our class divided into two small groups and each group had to perform/ interact with the public on the street while the other group took pictures. My group, which was filled with fun and entertaining people to say the least, we ended up playing Red Light, Green Light! through a crowd of smokers outside the Kroger building on Court Street. I’m not really sure how the photos came out for everyone but I’m sure they are amazing because we got some great reactions from many of the people around us. The next group went and they did a group hug right in the middle of the landing that divides Court Street, yelling at people to come and join them. I’m not really sure how I feel about my pictures from an artistic standpoint but from a technical standpoint I would say that they were fine and fulfilled the exercise to the fullest of my ability. We ended up walking back to the classroom and calling it a day, which meant I was free for the afternoon (one of the greatest feelings to have).
Sara, Britney, and I ended up going exploring an abandon building over on Liberty in OTR. It was simply an amazing time. Filled with pictures, forklifts, bikes, roof jumping, and tumble bags (o those glorious tumble bags). I have a few pictures up on my Facebook from some of the fun we had up there so if you want to check it out do it up!
Later that day worked more on cutting at the school while sitting around eating falafels with Ms. Sara Tucker… All in all i would say it was a great day
Today got to make it through work, thank you for whoever discovered coffee and the magical wonders of waking one up in the morning! Next I have to make it up to Eden Park for the second day of the landscape drawing, which means hanging out in the park with one of my best friends Carla Frederico! After that going back to Approaches to Art History and listening to people’s summaries on their section of Wolflin. After that to 20th and 21st Century Art History with Jennifer Howle and learning about Cubism (not my favorite stuff what so ever; I respect it but its just not my aesthetic). Not really sure whats on the agenda for tonight probably hanging with the roommates and working on some homework while socializing… should be a good night none the less