Monday, September 28, 2009


For our 3rd sketchbook assignment we were to go outside and find 4-5 leaves and conduct a series of drawings. We were to do a negative space contour, a detailed contour, a blind contour, and a shadow sketch. It was an interesting project that really opened my mind. It's amazing how many different ways you can look at a leaf, and how many different drawings you can create from it. Each drawing captures an essence of art in its own way. Over the past month, I have discovered that I really enjoy working with nature.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Model One- Primary Critique

Model Two- Midway Critique

Finished Base

Plan View of Finished Product

Front Elevation of Finished Product

This project was titled "Integration." The object was to create a structure with the combination of two separate, but integral pieces. The instructions were to build a four inch cube with one open side, leveled four inches above an eight inch base. We were to use only bristol board and straws to create this three-dimensional structure. It was a very difficult and time consuming project, but I really enjoyed it! I gain confidence when looking at the progression from the first idea sketches to the finished product.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


This project was titled "intersection." We were to create a container for a special object using only thread, fabric, and paper. This project was definitely a challenge for me. First I chose my favorite piece of African Art as my special object. I used a wProxy-Connection: keep-alive
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te background against red thread to create contrast within my piece, and chose an African fabric to work with. I actually ended up with three models because I couldn't decide on one final design for my piece. Overall it was an interesting and very challenging project. I definitely enjoyed it.


Missing my Jude <3


...things that inspire me :)

My Bookbag

I love the IARC pin on my bookbag!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Mary Foust Building

This is my freehand drawing of the Mary Foust Building on the University's campus. It is the oldest building that is still used at UNCG. It wasn't very easy to draw and definitely took alot of time to do. I did enjoy being outside and drawing the building!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sketchbook Assignment #1

In my Design Visualizations class we are studying blind contours. Our first sketchbook assignment was to find five creative objects and compose a blind contour and regular sketch of each object. I chose shoes as my creative object to try and get more practice within the "foot department." When the drawings were completed, we were to choose one of the pair of drawings to post on our blog so, naturally, I picked my favorite pair of sandals. I learned that I take a lot of time on my regular sketches, and rush through my blind contours. I think the blind contours would look much more realistic if i spent just as much time on them as i did my regular sketches. This is something I will continue to work on.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


This was my first project for Environmental Design. The directionsProxy-Connection: keep-alive
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ere to find two natural artifacts and join them using a linear material (string, thread, wire...) as a binding agent. As you can see, I chose a feather and a thorn branch to be used as my two artifacts. I cradled the feather between two of the thorns and used a thin wire to join the shaft of the feather and one thorn from the branch. I focused my project on contrast and lightness. I wanted it to look like the feather had simply fallen onto the thorn branch.