Monday, November 3, 2008

Mark Making!

This is some of my marks and objects for my mark making. Look and read from bottom of blog to top!! 

If you add the squares from the nail polish it could make a window for the chamber in the line "in a woman's chamber."
I discovered if you add the marks of the lightbulb and the burnt paper, it makes a complete moth.
burnt paper again.
This mark was made from a piece of burnt paper for " burnt to a crisp." It reminded me of a moths wings.
The mark it made.
A light bulb to represent brightness. From the line "a moth saw brightness"
The marks it made.
A pearl necklace also for woman.
examples of marks it made.
Nail polish also to represent a woman for the same line.
The mark it made gives a very splattered look. I am not sure how it works yet, but i love the textures of this mark.
A bobby pin to represent a woman for the line "in a woman's chamber".
The make it made when rolled on its side sort of looks like flames or fire.
This is a lighter to represent "burnt to a crisp."
This is the mark that the candle made.
This is one of my objects. It is a candle to represent "brightness".

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Concrete    Abstract
Insect              Night
Wings              Sleep
Antenna         Darkness
Larva               tired
Cocoon          nocturnal
Stars                 drowsy
Caterpillar       flutter
mothballs         attracted
moon                pests
Porch light        dreams

Concrete          Abstract
room                     quiet
house                    personal
bed                         comfy
compartment      warm
auditorium            peaceful
hall                          calming
cavity                     content
dwelling                 isolated
wallpaper                warm
windows                  relaxing



Concrete         Abstract
fried                      red
scorch                   black
hot                         Hell                 
char                       angry
blackened             miserable
scald                     consumed
smoldered            crunchy
fireplace             crispy
flames                   hard
coal                        flaky 

Monday, October 27, 2008

For my haiku i chose:
The moth saw brightness
In a woman's chamber-
Burnt to a Crisp.

I chose this because it is funny and is full of possible artifacts. I have also made a list of artifacts:

- flashlight
- candle
- lightbulb
- lipstick
- Hairspray
- Perfume
- jewelry
- Lighter
- Leaf
- Chips

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

During my process of my book I have had think about many things. First how to make my line compositions match up with the photos I took in the environment. I didn't look at my lines first then photograph, I went out and took the photos, then looked for lines that I had to match them. This was a challenge because I would have a really neat photo then I wouldn't be able to find a line comp. to go with it.  
With the hand type process It was more of a challenge to imagine what the type would look like exactly because the process was quick and simple. When I went in and did the type digitally it made the whole piece come together because of the digital craft. I did enjoy the hand process though it really helped with getting my ideas out on paper. 
I tried really hard to keep all of my progress and process steps together to but in my book. It is really exciting to look at the very beginning of my process and see where the lines have taken me into this interesting project. This has been a long project with a lot of process steps. 
Overall I think that my craft has improved since the first project. I have learned how important it is to try to make things look neat and clean. It really makes a difference on how your final piece looks. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Lines in environment with emotions

For my photos I was asked to give them a personality and associate them with the emotions we feel as humans. Heres what I came up with:
For this photo I see the pipes as veins or intestines or something that runs throughout our body to help us function. Pipes help run water or waste throughout buildings as our pipes do for us. The lines are obligated to help this building run and work properly. Is obligation an emotion???..haha

In this photo I get an emotion of rivalry. I feel as though each little curve is an individual lining up next to the other competing against each other, trying to be the curviest line in the photo. 


For this photo I have chosen the word longing. It reminds me of someone or something who is reaching out to someone else. It gives the emotions of having up and down days needing someone to keep you going through the day. 

This photo I get an emotion of grief or loneliness. For some reason it reminds me of how you would feel if attending a funeral. The two lines are straight forward trying to stand proud and strong, but the background gives an eerie feeling of doubt or hopelessness. I could be totally off here but thats what I got.

For this photo I get an emotion of shyness from the little tree in the middle. It reminds me of a quiet, shy, little, person hiding behind others. 

In this photo I picture each little block or square as a unit. It almost looks like a little town or community that has accepted living next to each other. So for this photo I have chosen the word acceptance

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Lines in the Environment....FUN!!!!

This was VERY fun! I got to see Kansas City in a whole new way. It was exciting to see what kind of lines were all around me. It was a bit cold, but so worth it. I had a wonderful time being outside of the studio experiencing October weather!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

random type stuff!

Line Study for Visual Communications. These are the various process steps we have taken with the line studies so far...

For Type class We were asked to find letterforms in the environment. This was a fun project, nice to get out of the studio for a change. I had fun taking pictures of the fonts. I even have a couple extra fonts because I just liked the styles of them. Fun project...P.S. ....for future reference, you are not allowed to take pictures in PETCO. They get mad...very mad.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My book is titled Good health destroyed. My first thought was focus on the idea about people who take their health for granted. How some people do not realize how much their health effects them and the people around them who care. My words were negative things that people do to themselves like hooked,(being hooked or addicted to something) and control(letting these addictions control their life). From that I wanted to incorporate the emotions and feelings that come with these addictions. Not only the emotions the people themselves get but the emotions that they can cause other people around them to have. This project really made me focus on what words are actually associated with health and how can you turn that into a whole new meaning. I really enjoyed this(even though it was stressful:)) I hope my book gave off the meaning and emotion that I was trying to convey.