Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Art Major Major Decision

latest thing from my drawing class

October has been an super uber busy month for me. Midterms, curating the gallery space on campus, work for WSIN, bakesales, portfolio review, critiques, homework, sinfest, dragball, etc... This semester seemed to start off late so literally everything is playing catch up this month--so am I! I have a couple of blog posts that have been waiting to be typed since September :X.

All that has nothing really to do with what I wanted to talk about, which is my decision to drop the Media Studies major. No more double major. Just an Art major. *inhale, exhale* My entire college career has revolved around art. I've been too nervous to pursue this alone because of how risky it can be. Here's a list of all the switches I've made since Fall semester 2008:

  • graphic design
  • art and psychology
  • art and nursing
  • art psychology
  • art education
  • art and media studies
  • art (concentration in ceramics)
Crazy right? I haven't been confident enough until recently that I can do something with this degree. It'll  take a lot of hard work, but it will be so worth it. I kept thinking about my future and there was no place  for the Media Studies degree. My goal is essentially to have my own studio, work on my stuff, and sell my stuff--oh and blog along the way ;). This new found confidence came after helping out with the Post-it show (which was awesome by the way). I got to decide what art goes in the show, the layout of the gallery, and the placement of the work. It was one of the most satisfying things I've ever done. I'd love to curate another show; I'll probably add own and/or work for a gallery to my list of goals. That plus how much more seriously I'm taking my work really helped me make my decision. Also, I have the absolute most supportive fiancé ever, and he believes in me *awwww*

TTFN! - Avé

Monday, October 15, 2012

Alt Groove 10.10.12

T O P I C S :

  • My take on the debate from last week: NPR and PBS mean way too much to me for Romney to take any funding away from them. I sorta stopped paying attention to anything else after he said that bit. Besides, that would be like a raindrop in a garbage can in comparison to the national debt. So I played a techno remix of Sesame Street in honor of PBS and NPR.
  • Some genius kid decided it'd be a great idea to lick a handrail in an NYC subway FOR A DOLLAR. blegh. 
  • A woman was caught riding a manatee, and then decided to turn herself in. I can't help but find this funny.
  • NPR's Collin McEnroe was talking about african american hair on his show. I wanted so badly to email him but then I forgot. He brought up a very interesting point: If Michelle Obama and her daughters had natural hair or dreadlocks, would the country still have elected Barack Obama into office?
M U S I C :

- Avé

P.S. I'm driving myself crazy curating the Post-It show for the gallery space at my school. Regulary timed posts will resume soon, I promise!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

School Show and Tell

I'm on campus at least 12 hours a day, four days a week, so naturally I should blog about it! I'm only ever in one of two places: the ceramics studio or at the radio station. My classes are Drawing I, Ceramic Sculpture II, Chinese III, Media Research, and History of Art in Eastern Asia. I can't believe I'm all ready about half way through the semester! For some classes, I'm glad because I can't wait for them to be over I really don't like to draw.

My stuff is in the middle. Still lives, paper and light studies.

My second project for sculpture is a llama. Not done though!

My first project is a statement on social media usage. It went through the kiln yesterday and now it's waiting to be glazed.

The station front desk. AKA: where I spend a ton of time.

Here's where I do my shows :D

School's keeping me busy but I have a couple of blog posts that I really want to finish up! Hopefully soon.


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Tune in Tuesday: "Cosmic Girl" by Jamiroquai

  • Album: Traveling Without Moving
  • Genre: Jazz Funk, Acid Jazz
  • Released: September 1996
  • First Listen: Childhood, but more recently last year
  • Listen to this while you: groooove
This song has been on heavy rotation in the studio as I'm working on my sculpture (because really that's where ALL OF MY TIME GOES). It really gets me in the zone and helps me concentrate, believe it or not. I think this song is a stress reliever for me. It's light, fun, and too groovy for it's own good,


Friday, October 5, 2012

Alt Groove: 10.3.12

This was a successful show I think.

T O P I C S:

  • I learned how to sing "Head Shoulders Knees and Toes" in CHINESE. This is the video she used to teach us.
  • There's such a thing as flexitarianism, which means you only eat meat occasionally (that's me!) 
  • I'm most likely getting the iPhone 5 this weekend. I have this to look forward to.
  • Man breaks the record for largest pumpkin; speaking of pumpkins, the Durham Fair was amazing! *adds to the ever growing list of things I must blog about*
  • This poor little pooch survived being caught/dragged in the grill of a car for 11 miles! 
  • FiveThirtyEight is a really rad site if you're curious about the presidential election. It's a site full of stats, projections, and information--all unbiased, too! Unlike me. I'm biased.
E V E N T S:
  • same as last week. i think i'll just make a thing of it on the side bar.
M U S I C:

TTFN! <3
- Avé

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tune in Tuesday: "Gangnam Style" by Psy

  • Genre: K-pop, electro house
  • Released: July 2012
  • First Listen: August/September 2012
  • Found out through: My friend Samson
  • Listen to this while you: 강남스타일
So I'm not sure how many of you have ever heard this song; I mean K-pop isn't really big in the US...but there's this awesome new song out called "Gangnam Style!" lolz OK seriously though, if you haven't heard this song you've been living under a rock. A cold, dark, dusty rock. This song is boss and it's been stuck in my head for the past couple of days because it's highly addictive. It's everything I love about K-pop and J-pop! Dare I say the Asians do it better?

TTFN! <3

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