This video shows an innovative way of how to make things that people typically avoid fun. We all know that taking the stairs is usually isn't our first option when there is an escalator or elevator around. There is an experiment taking plane in this video. People thought if they made taking the stairs more fun, people would take the stairs more often. I can relate this theory to getting in shape. I find if I do more fun activities the workouts are easier to get through. Instead of sprinting alone, I bring a running partner or music along to make the workout go by faster. Go check out this video. Click the link below.
I absolutely loved this video. Phil Hansen developed nerve damage in high school. In the beginning this deterred him from his dream. After some time he decided to overcome his limitation. He didn't let it stop him from doing what he loved. He found new ways to develop art. I found this video very helpful. I realized art is what you make it and there is no right or wrong. Art makes a person be more creative and push pass the limitations they think they may have. He learned to make little into a lot and overcame his limitations. My favorite part of the video was "Goodbye Art". Wanna check out this video? Click the link before.
I communicated through my work. One of the things I am most excited about going to East Carolina University. In the beginning, I wanted my pumpkin to respect my future. My first inspiration was creating a pumpkin that looked like a pirate. For the whole semester, I have focused on making my work represent ECU in some way. This allowed me to show my excitement.
I reflected. In the middle of creating my pumpkin I had a few set backs. At first, the purple I used was very streaky. With the help of Mrs. Schumann, I found a purple that wasn't very opaque like the first color. At this point I had to start over. I restarted and went in a different direction.
I solved problems. After my stem broke off, I started a new pumpkin. I wanted this piece of art to go in a separate direction than the first. I became inspired by the color blue. After creating a blue base for my pumpkin, I knew what I wanted my end product to be. I envisioned a night sky draping over a city. At this point I immediately started working on a skyline. In the end i was happy with what I was able to accomplish in the time I did.
When this unit was first given to me, I had no clue what I wanted to accomplish. The choices that were presented to me seemed pretty farfetched for a beginning artist such as myself. To relieve some of my anxiety I reached out to multiple in the class and asked for help. Collaborating was very helpful to me. It helped me to get started with my assignment. I immediately went to internet resources to look for my ideas for my project.
While working on this project lots of risk were taken on my part. I searched for multiple soft pastel tutorials on youtube. I looked through magazine and honestly it helped me a lot. The various art works that I liked were complex in my eyes. I still wanted to take a shot at it. My first work was of a sunset. I continued practicing more and more. I then got the idea of make several artworks that represent myself. I was lost with where to start but with the help from a trustee friend I was able to start my work.
At the end of it all I was extremely happy with my last work of art. I developed art making skills during this unit. I learned how to research, implement, and use different skills. I learned more about shading and highlighting different pieces of my art work. I was proud of myself in the end and my last work of art.