Sunday, December 7, 2014

Art Class

It has been....awhile since I last posted. There are several reasons, but the main one is simply blogger's block (like writer's block, but for this blog). I haven't been able to come up with any good ideas for things to post, so I just haven't posted. I am here to say that this cycle of having no idea what to write is over! Now, on with my post.

For the past semester I have been in art class. Why you ask? Good question. I have little to no talent when it comes to visual arts, but I signed up for the class anyway. Our first assignment was to draw a self portrait, and I may scar you with the end results later. We then did a mask project, and then a printing project. We are now onto photography, which means I might be able to show off some pictures I have taken! I figured I would give you guys a sneak peek into what pictures I'll be turning in, because in all honesty, I care about my reader's and fellow blogger's opinion on my photos more than my art teachers. In the end we have to turn in three abstract photos, three portraits, and three still life.
Abstract 1.
I thought this photo was interesting because of its dimensions. It almost makes you dizzy when you look at it from the bottom up. When we were walking around I just saw the brick wall and sat down and put my camera right up against the wall. Did I get strange looks? Yes. Was it worth it? I think so. 
Abstract 2.
Just like the brick one, this is kind of a shift focus with the subject being the purple paint bottle. Originally I thought this was going to turn out bad, because I didn't think a box of paint would be that interesting. When I took this I rotated the image and really started to enjoy it. The stains on the paint bottles themselves add to the photo, as well as the paintings in the back. I took this in the art room, which is probably pretty obvious.
Abstract 3.
For my last abstract photo I chose something that was from nature. This is the stump of a tree, and I tried to focus on the leaf in it. I saturated it a bit, but other than that there are no filters on it. In this photo I really like the various textures in it. 

Portrait 1.
This first portrait is of my friend Katie (hey Katie if you're reading this :)). I took this photo on a VERY flimsy bridge near my house. In a perfect world I would have liked a bit more color in the trees in the background, but that would have taken more photo editing. For this project our teacher wants our photos to be as raw as possible.
Portrait 2.
If you see the bench in the other photo, that is where this was taken. The colors in this are a lot stronger than the other one in my opinions. The sky, her hair, the bushes, etc. The mood in both of these is kind of mysterious or peaceful.
Portrait 3.
Remember this? I used this photo in my camping post, but she said I can use it for the project as well. To be honest this is one of my favorite photos I have ever taken. I have not edited this at all, and the colors are still very vibrant. To take this picture I thought I was going to get stung.

Still Life.
I am still working on this part, but when I finish them I will post them! 

 I will be updating the pages soon, and I am excited especially for the DIY part of it. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!!!
As Always,
xoxo Em


  1. Hi, I really enjoyed reading this post! I used to attend an Arts course at school, too, but we would just draw there, so it wasn't super interesting. I like the photos - especially the one with a brick wall (it looks like a work from a modern art gallery) and the one with bee :) Looking forward to some more of your photos!

  2. I love the brick wall photo the best, I was definitely worth the strange looks aha!

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  3. What wonderful photos! They're amazing. :)
    Amy xx

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  4. I've only been blogging for a short while and I can completely understand blogger's block! I had it last week (thank god I was saved by my trip to Paris lol.)

    I love the way you captured the brick wall! That's beautiful. It took me a while to figure out what it was and that's what I like about it.

    As for France, it's a beautiful country... but I think most countries outside of the Unites States are beautiful. But I love France! Great food, people and landscapes. The people take a while to open up but once they let you in their circle, they are the nicest people on the planet! However, where you should study abroad all depends on your goals and personality. The French are a very reserved group of people... if you're the exact opposite of that you might have some problems lol. I know I did when I first got here lol Also, I recommend learning French if you plan on studying abroad there. I read that France has one of the lowest English proficiency rates in Western Europe and it's all because the French love, well, the French lol If you don't try to speak their language they aren't the nicest people. Haha! I can go on and on about how great the country is and about all of it's downfalls. I'm definitely making a post about my study abroad experience with in the next few weeks :)