Collage from Slumber Party

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Lifedoesnthavetobethishard

How often do you just get together with some girlfriends, watch a silly movie in your pj’s, and make some art? For me not often enough. I was having a rough time my senior year at CU (University of Colorado), and so I needed a break from the essays. I invited some pals over and we got creative!

This was my creation from the evening. I believe the movie playing during this artistic process was Rango. My favorite part of the collage is the top left corner. I tore every word apart so I could make them curve, which I have never tried before. I really like the effect it had on the rest of the collage. And I like the message.

Life Doesn’t Have to Be this Hard.

A good reminder for my present state in the world. I think I will arrange a slumber party for me a my lady friends to relax with some silly movies and yummy art supplies.

Pictures that inspire

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Pictures that inspire

In my college sketchbook I left a lot more white space on my pages than I did in my previous books. Frequently I would simply take an image I found inspiring and paste it onto a page by itself, rather than keep the image in a box somewhere to maybe someday become part of a larger collage.
I loved how this picture captured the transition of summer into fall. It also continues to draw my interest toward land art, which can be large or small. I don’t know who the original artist of this piece is, but I believe it did come from a national geographic.

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Salome in Art and Poetry

Maud Allen as Salome (1909)
 

This digital comparative essay explores the difference of the character Salome in two literary works. Both are titled after the famous biblical femme fatale, Salome, one written by Oscar Wilde and the other by Ai. Written and created in my “Writing to Know Poetry” class in my senior year of college. It was a collaborative process between myself and another student in the class. Feel free to have a look around the site.