Thinking About an MFA

I’m pretty sure that ultimately, at some point in my life, I’m going to go through grad school again and get an MFA. It’s the degree I wanted in the first place, I just couldn’t justify the expense and the huge risk of not being able to find a job while my husband was really…

Currant & Lemon Zest Cream Scones

Currant & Lemon Zest Cream Scones To ensure proper rising and flakiness, be sure the butter is cold. You might need to chill the flour and butter mixture after cutting the butter in, but before you pour in the cream. You can substitute dried cranberries and orange zest or dried cherries and sliced almonds for the…

Oil Painting class

Surprisingly, I’m having fun in Oil Painting 1. I love learning new things, but have a tendency to get pissed off when certain things are requirements “just because”. I sense that certain classes are required of the Kansas Board of Regents for an Art Teacher degree because they want a well rounded artist (or person…

The pecan

I need to edit the rest of the pictures from this semester’s Ceramic I class, but here’s the first.

The Beast: part 3

Added a huge zygomatic arch and orbital bone. I also worked on the texturing more. This is the last wet night for this project, so what I’ve got here is is except if I go back and carve into it in the next couple days.

Progress on “the beast”

A guy from another class called it “the beast” he was pretty into the structure of it and recognized a lot of my bone structure references. Here’s what I’ve gotten done today in Ceramics class since 8:30 am. I’m going to push the ornateness on this thing until it can’t take anymore.

Yumi Okita

Originally posted on Inspiration Lab:
OK it’s safe to say that I am one of those girls who will run screaming for the hills at the sight of spiders and other gross insects. However, there is one insect that I absolutely LOVE and it’s the embroidered swarms of moths by Yumi Okita. The work that…

Last piece for Ceramics I: Biomimicry

Though I have enjoyed all of the projects that I’ve been given to work on this semester in Ceramics I, this would be my favorite. Mostly because it allows me to continue to explore ideas and imagery that I’ve been working with in other media: bone forms as a visual language to be arranged in…

Zag Shahir

Originally posted on Inspiration Lab:
Yesterday I did a talk about my dissertation on humour in graphic design. It was a great night. So now I just wanna pay  homage to one of the people who inspired me to do it a few years back, without even knowing him. I LOVE Mr. Zag Shahir, I…

Suminagashi

Suminagashi is a Japanese monoprinting method that is often used to decorate paper for bookbinding or stationery. It is similar to Turkish and European paper marbling, but is simpler in that the water doesn’t have to be thickened for the pigments to float on the surface. The tradition started in medieval Japan, when courtiers would create…