The last two weeks have been insanely busy and if I hadn’t gotten out of class early tonight, I wouldn’t be blogging right now. (Also, if I hadn’t had a 5 hour energy drink and a massive amount of coffee I wouldn’t be blogging right now, lol!)

I moved into a new place last week and am totally loving it. It’s quiet, it’s easy to get to, there’s parking, I’m close to work and the Max line. It’s infinitely cheaper and my roomie is awesome. 🙂

So here’s a couple of homework assignments that I actually have pictures of. I wasn’t able to get pics of the other ones yet.

The assignment was to do a side, top, bottom, and cross-section of a fruit, then on the right present a closeup of one section and on the left to represent the colors using paint chips. This is in color pencil and paint chips from Fred Meyer.Create four 4x4 ince compositions using basic color schemes. I have complimentary, monochromatic, analogous, and triadic. Black gouache, ink, and paint chips from Fred Meyer.

Create four 4x4 ince compositions using basic color schemes. I have complimentary, monochromatic, analogous, and triadic. Black gouache, ink, and paint chips from Fred Meyer.


Also this week I had two mid-terms: one in Apparel Design and one in Color Theory. I hope to have pics of the project for Apparel Design soon, but we were crunched for time and I didn’t have my camera with me when we turned it in. Below tho, is the mid-term for Color Theory, which was basically, spend an hour and a half painting, drawing, or collaging any composition you like, but try to represent one or more color schemes and write three paragraphs about the composition and the colors you chose. This was a much bigger project than I thought and so I had to hurry through it. I would like to do it again in watercolor and ink.

Mid-term painting. Gouache on bristol. I used a photo from the internet as my reference.


A couple of weeks ago I was able to do some sketches, one at work that I used watercolor pencil with and one at Washington Park. I may add color, but I haven’t decided.

Pen and water color pencil


After that it snowed. I could only get shots of it at night.

The corner of SW 21st and Burnside

And then I got slammed with homework. A LOT of homework. Here’s one of them. We had to create a mood board for a classmate we hadn’t met until that day. We had 30 minutes to interview each other and come up with an idea of what to do for them as far as styling an outfit. I used lots of mixed media and Polyvore to create the Owl Sweater outfit. I’ll find out tomorrow if I got her style right or not. Eek!

Mood Board for Intro To Apparel Design

Music Monday

In an attempt to spend more time on this blog and to to explore some of my favorite bands, I’m instituting Music Monday.
This is a video from Demon Hunter’s first album. Love this song and Ryan Clark’s bald head and bushy beard.


My first week back at school was INTENSE! Lots of homework to get done, LOTS of reading to do, and lots of supplies to dig through my stash for.

One of the assignments is to create a short biography for a famous designer and then track the evolution of their style. I have Issey Miyake. I had not heard of him until this class (I was going to choose John Paul Gaultier, but I know too much about him already) and I’ve always loved Japanese design, especially architecture. So I thought that he would be interesting to research. Yeah. I’m totally in love with his designs! They’re amazing! Some are beyond impractical, but there’s joy in them, which I like.

Another assignment is to create a mood board for a customer, who is one of my classmates. I’ve started gathering all kinds of things to create this and even designed a sweater (in miniature) and a dress for it. I’ll post pictures next week when I have the actual board created.

So for Color Theory class, I have to create a mood board also that focuses on one color on the colorwheel. I chose a warm coppery/tan color and discovered that I have a lot of bric brac around my apartment that was perfect.

Mixed Media copper/tan collage

Sewing class is awesome, but the Juki machines are kinda scary and I’m having a hard time controlling the speed and the fabric. Gonna go in today after church and practice a bit and then cut out my samples for next week.

All in all, exciting stuff!

New Beginnings

Well, it’s now 2012 and I’ve decided to start it out with creating my bucket list and moving into a new place, which was actually number one on my bucket list. Tomorrow I’m starting the Daniel Fast. It’ll be two weeks of juice, water, and veggies. I’ve never done a fast like this before and I’m a bit nervous and excited about it. I know God’s gonna do something cool, and I’m hoping it will allow me to break some bad habits I’ve developed around food.

School also is starting back up on Tuesday, so I’ll be back to 8 hour work days and then 4 hours of class 3 days a week. I’ll have a sewing class, an art class and a lecture class. I’m super stoked about all of them!

I don’t have any photos to download at the moment, sorry. 

Final Projects

Spent the morning traveling north to spend Christmas with my family and will travel east to Ellensburg to see my church family and my home for the past 15 years. So miss being there!

In my last post I said that I would be posting my favorite artwork from school and here it is.


Draw an object with a reflective surface realistically, then as an abstract conveying a word. My word was august. Charcoal

Draw a room using only the light from the window for illumination. Charcoal

Portrait of a model from Rowan Magazine. Charcoal

Fall quarter is now ended and it’s a bittersweet feeling. I learned so much more than I thought I would, but I feel like I’ve only scraped the surface. I feel like I need to take all these classes over again just so I can really get the practice I need to be really good at design and drawing. Here’s some of my art from this quarter. I still need to do some better photos of my three favorite drawings. Next quarter I get to do Color Theory. Yeah! No more gray scale!!!


Design 25 individual pictures of one item that displays the principles and elements of design: Multimedia

Show a group of people, objects, etc, marching using linear perspective. Graphite


Night Armory: The corner of 11th and Davis: Charcoal

Draw an object with a reflective surface: Charcoal