Sunday, January 30, 2011

Art journal a day

Here I stand, a proud MassArt graduate, ready and eager to get into the real world of art and film. I've realized that I have a passion for editing, so that's been the main focus of my efforts lately, but I'm also slowly starting to explore my animation options. The trick is getting back into making art on a daily basis. So, with that in mind, each night I will post something I've created - three dimensional, two dimensional, animation, photography, even sketches. Today I get to cheat a little and use images I've created this past week, but today marks the day when everything starts. Wish me luck :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Chocolate Mood Board

Because I'm bored and feeling super inspired but also super sleepy!

Portfolio Building

Having spent the last hour digging through the smallest of my three hard drives, I feel pretty good about all the image organizing I accomplished! Slowly but surely I'm building up the database of what will eventually be my print/website portfolio. Next step: over Thanksgiving break dig out all my old sketchbooks and art and make digital copies so that I can root through them for material too! Here's a little sample of what I found:

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Time Has Come (The Walrus Said)

After taking a fairly lengthy break from art and life, I'm ready to dive back in. I'm (once again) in my senior year at MassArt, making new friends, reconnecting with old ones, learning a ton of art history, settled in a new apartment, and looking forward to Ottawa.

So my goal is to get on the ball and make art a huge part of my day again. My etsy shop is going well, but I'm ready to start expanding into another shop of entire handmade items - my goal to be up and running by the first week of November. It will include hand-sewn items like coffee cup sleeves, tea wallets, and potentially small bags and animal plushies. It will have art prints of my photography, paintings and sketches (a realm I'm a bit nervous to get into but need to try!). And I think I'll also shift my art supplies from twilight_thrift over to there.

Over the next week I'm going to be rewriting my demo dvds for Ottawa, and plan on bringing up at least a dozen working reels plus my portfolio and tons of business cards, and really get on the ball looking for places to work after graduation.

I'm also eager to get back into animation - nothing big, I don't think. Some motion tests, animal studies, medium experimentation. Specifically, I'd love to get a new soundtrack for Boreas, re-animate the ending of Caboodle Ranch (which has over 18k views on youtube!) and reshoot the text work in Jas Duke. I feel stuck and unable to create new animation until I made my old pieces much more polished.

And personally, I have three paintings to do (one for a close friend in oils, and two watercolors for my mom and grandma), one personal painting to start (art nouveau peacock), and I'd really love to try some more collages. And a screen print of the Boston skyline. UGH so much inspiration, so little time!

But for now, I must put away my laundry, get dressed, get to the post office, and off to class! Now if I can just get ANY of these things started...

I will scan and post some doodles a little later, to prove I haven't been completely without art!

Edit: Bonus art! Perhaps will turn into my Christmas card design :)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Promotional Materials FTW!

Today, I finished making all my promotional materials. Now if I can just get the DP all finished this weekend...I'll be all set!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Newer Demo

A newer, better (hopefully?) version of the demo reel, with potential tweaks yet to come as DP wraps up. Today I recut the demo, charted out my plan of action for the last 160 frames of DP, and ordered my business cards!

(I recommend clicking to see the video - it pops out of the blog, and isn't cut off at the 3/4 point)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Quick Mixed Media Piece

GOD I miss making art for fun!

A business card!

Going to change the font to something more simple for the info, and leave the name as is, and might pump up the colors a bit. I like it more, and it's pretty representative of my "style".