As an art student, artist in process, and chocolate lover, I found this to be the greatest thing ever. Art supplies… that you can eat…
So you really can’t paint with them, or paint and then eat your work, but this cute little chocolates are shaped like paint tubes and have a center of different flavors that correspond to the color. A perfect gift perhaps? Or just a treat for yourself. I’m not advertising (sortah) but This is something different, fun and special.
Photo by Ayao Yamazaki
Well favorite book.. hmmm… what’s my favorite book… I’m more of a person that reads art books, of techniques and history. I have books by Betty Edwards, like, Drawing on the right side of the brain and How to master color, and various books of artist. But I guess that a book that I love to read is my Edgar Allan Poe compilation of every story and poem. I love his poems and I love his stories, I love “The mask of the Red Death”, “The Cast of Amontillado” and poems like “The city in the sea”, “Dream-Land” and “Lenore”. The way he creates this eerie mystery and sometimes you have to read a story 3 times to understand a meaning, is one of the things I love the most about his work. And I will love for years to come.
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The professor asked us to post our favorite video. OUR FAVORITE VIDEO?!?! That’s like asking me to pick just one thing to do for the rest of my life. But anyways, here’s a video that seems like someone was bored and didn’t know what to do with his life. And who knows maybe he was, but this simple handmade animations is a great example of simple things that can cause great impact. Don Hertzfeldt, made a morbidly, gruesome, incoherent, stupidly amazing animation, called Rejected, that WON an award for best short film. “An animator’s commissioned works, rejected because of their increasingly absurd and violent tone (reflecting the animator’s own progressive breakdown), eventually find their entire animated world collapsing in upon itself.”-Jon Reeves
The professor asked us to share 3 things
-Our Favorite Ted Talk
-Our Favorite Video
-Our Favorite Book
Here’s my favorite Ted Talk. I might be repeating one that I already posted, but there’s a reason I like it. It shows what I like, art, and finding ways to do things with it. She summarized everything into some doodles and that way people can visualize and remember. She also talked about how this is a good technique for learning.
The Genesis Gallery is an event that has been going on since 2000, thanks to the student counsil of that time. It’s a space in our university given to the sole purpose of exhibiting art works of the students. Every five years a new set of students have the honor of hanging their art work there but first they must go through a panel of judges and compete for a spot. This year out of forty students eleven won a spot and I’m so proud and happy to say that I was one of them. The students Linette Vázquez Polanco, Wesley Hernández Velázquez, Celey Rodríguez, Franco Frontera Negrón, Indihira Ríos Fattah, Emmanuel (Lolo) Andino García, Mónica (Momo) Rosario Cruz, Michael (Mikey) López Trenche, Carlos José (CJ) Román Santiago, Amado Larrazaleta Fajardo and Andrea Ramos León are the winners of the 2013 Genesis Gallery. They each where bought the piece and they are now hanging on the lobby right in front of “Sala de las Artes B”. Here is a picture of my work “The Mask” and in the picture you can see the art professors, the administration and president of the university and at the top all of the winning students.
The last month we had an activity of Ted Ex in our own college. Sadly I could not assist due to work. We were told to pick a chat or a video and write about it. Naturally, as a female art student, I chose the last video, the wrap-up. The wrap-up was by Giulia Forsythe and she was present during all the chats and she dedicated her time there to doing drawings on her tablet of what the other speakers where saying. She then gave a brief talk and showed this as a way of summarizing everything. By taking “visual notes” she managed to pack all the conferences into one slide show. It’s funny because I usually do little doodles in class to remember thing, many people do this, and visual images are one of the best ways to learn. I can’t write about everything she said because she spoke about each and every chat. But here’s the video check it out and enjoy!
En una palabra ser estudiante para mi es una responsabilidad. Aun puedo expresar mi vida de un día común en estos dibujos (doodles) y este vídeo sencillo.