Saturday, December 12, 2009

Rest Peacefully.

If anything...this is my inspiration...

The boy on the left is my friend Trey. Tonight, he was tragically killed in a car accident where he was hit head on. He was one of the nicest, most sincere, most genuine people I've ever encountered. He always had something encouraging to say and loved the Lord with all of his heart, and it showed. He was an inspiration to me before, and he's definitely still an inspiration to me now. Live life to the fullest, live by example, live for the Lord. 'Cause you really don't know if today is your last day. Trey, you've definitely left a legacy. I can't wait to see you again.

And everytime I think of you,
I'll remember all the good times that we've had.
And everytime I sing this tune,
I will laugh, I will cry,
I will close my eyes.
Cause I know that it won't be long.

Until we sing, we will write,
We will laugh away the night.
And the good times will never end,
When we meet again.

And I'm gonna be somewhat lonely.
Cause you know no one could ever fill your shoes.
As iron sharpens iron,
You have taught me how to be a stronger man.
And I look forward to the day I'll learn again.

We will sing, we will write,
We will laugh away the night.
And I know that it won't be long,
Until we meet again.

Though I wish I were with you now,
I know there's a reason for everything.
I can dream of the memories you're writing down.
And I look forward to that day,
And the smile on your face.

We will sing, we will write,
We might cry, we might fight,
And the good times will never end.
We will laugh, we'll relax,
We'll reflect on the years we've past.
And I know that it won't be long,
Until we meet again.

"Leaving Song" -- Stephen Speaks.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Luminescence. Part duex.

Lights on...

And lights off...

So here it is, my final IAR 101 project. But it didn't come easy...

My first rendition, I tried to make a globe...and as you can just fell apart and simply didn't work. So, next, I tried to glue multiple colors of tissue paper to 2 pieces of 12x12 cardstock. When I turned the light on, however, it was too much of a bold, stark rainbow. It's not what I wanted at all. So, for my final model, I kept the 2 pieces of 12x12 cardstock and formed it in a conical, 'ray-like' shape so that I could further emphasize my 'Ray of Light' idea. And out of frustration, I ended up crumpling up tissue paper squares and placing them in the shell around the lightbulb until I was satisfied with the result. It gave off the subtle glow that I wanted to represent the softness of a sunset. Thank goodness for happy accidents :).

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Photos courtesy of : The Art Of Light Photography

Google Images...

What I'm hoping to conquer with this project is to make a luminarie that has a white outer shell that petals or flares out. And then on the inside having colors resembling the sunset so that when the light is turned on, the warm colors of orange, red, and yellow intertwine with cool shades of blue and purple to create a naturalistic ambiance.

Monday, November 2, 2009


In this project, we were told to define space and then compare the two spaces using dialogue. I wanted to base my projects on 3D to 2D, construction, and being a process...a part of a whole. I based my design on playgrounds...comparing a jungle gym and a simple swing from a swingset. We were only allowed to use 12 skewers and 12 4x6 bristol cards. We couldn't manipulate the cards in any way except folding it one time. Here it is...
My 12x12 Parti.

My first rendition of my wasn't very sturdy.
My second rendition...right after it half way fell apart and right before it completely fell apart. :).
My third sketch model...I liked this model...but I soon realized that I didn't have enough room on my 12x12 base or enough bristol cards to make it speak the dialogue I wanted. :(.

My orthographics of the final product.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sketchbook Assignment 3

Our assignment this week was to draw 5 interior spaces, with people included. I've come to the conclusion that my people drawing skills need to improve.

Monday, October 5, 2009


From step one to step two, I cut the foam down two inches, took of the bristol frame, and painted it using white acrylic paint.
And here comes the final product...

My 12x12 Parti.

This project had it's fair share of obstacles. My inspiration was a field of flowers and solar panels, but when I created it, I didn't want it to be so literal that when people saw it, they saw flowers. So I kept the cards in their original state, with no folds or cuts, to maintain my idea. I scored the cards with scissors, sanded the tops of the skewers, and glued them together using Krazy Glue. The glue lasted for a day or so, until some bristol boards flew away. Also, the acrylic paint was soaked up by the green foam used as the base, so I had to do multiple coats of the white paint to achieve the pure white. Overall, I've come to the realization that the construction of the project is the most important learning process.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Structure. Continued.

As a continuation of our structure project, we were told to draw an orthographic projection, a edge detail, and a 3D image. Here's mine :).

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sketchbook Assignment 2

Our next sketchbook assignment was to find a few leaves and draw them. Including a negative space drawing, blind contour, pure contour, and shadow drawing.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Our assignment this week was to create a 4x4x4 cube, using Bristol Board, that articulates the edges in some way. Then we were told to use straws to lift it 4 inches above a 8x8 base of any material. I created tabs and folded them over to secure the cube, I then made the straws act as a pedestal for the cube, because I wanted the cube to seem as if it had importance. I wanted to keep the layered or woven look, to tie everything together. So I layered multiple pieces of cardstock to use as a base, and in my final product I wove the straws around the base and nestled the ends into the gaps of the cardstock.

Monday, September 14, 2009


Our second Environmental Design project was to design a container for some special object using only paper, fabric, and thread. We had to focus on how we intersected the materials and our craft. I chose the turquoise heart-shaped rock that I bought in Italy three years ago, I bought one for me and one for my boyfriend. It's just something that has a lot of significance to our relationship. I decided I wanted to play it simple and put all the focus inside and to my special object. I stamped a simple design on the craft fabric, using rubber stamps and black ink. Then I wanted to incorporate 'all you need is love', so I stamped the top and then, multiple strips of fabric with the turquoise 'all you need is love' make a safe haven for the rock. On the inside, I wanted the rock to pop somehow, so I added three red strips and shaped them to mimic the shape of the heart to tie everything together.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sketchbook Assignment 1

We've been studying contours so our next sketchbook assignment was to draw a pure contour drawing of the Foust Building. I tried my best.