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Chapter Seven: The Artisan Soul

December 11, 2018

This chapter wrapped the book up with several beautiful final thoughts about humanity.  Art is such a key part of humanity because it represents us.  It represents our human condition and our existence.  Erwin says “the masterpiece both exposes us and inspires us.”  That is why sharing our art can feel so vulnerable – because we’re sharing part of who we are.  That’s also why art can be…

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Chapter Six: The Artisan Soul

December 8, 2018

Chapter six was about context and limitations.  I love that art can have limitations.  I am a major rule follower and sometimes my creativity is hindered because of this.  However, Erwin says that “Great art is not limited to its canvas any more than it is limited by its medium.  Great art transcends boundaries and travels in the infinite space of the human soul.”  Wow.  I want to…

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In Five Years Time…

December 7, 2018

In five years, I hope to be living on the central coast of California with my husband, Jonathan. I will be 24 years old and he will be 28. Children are a big and exciting priority for us, and I think in five years we will have at least one child. We also want to adopt. Career-wise, I hope to be a freelance creative of some sort. I…

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Storybook

December 7, 2018

Watercoloring is one of my favorite ways to relax. My husband and I are also interested in cultural consumerism. Being able to combine these passions into an odd but cute children’s book was a dream! I really loved seeing all of my Adobe skills come together as I used Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.…

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Photo Collage

December 7, 2018

My inspiration for this project was quite random. For whatever reason, I saw strawberry leaves and a pepper dancing, and the rest was history. I love how I got to turn my old fashioned dreams into a cute veggie and fruit reality in this collage.…

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Magazine Cut and Paste

December 7, 2018

This was my favorite assignment of the semester because I connected so closely with the images I chose from the magazine and the message of my final product. Over the last year, I’ve undergone a major transition in my confidence and outward appearance. I went from being a pageant queen who was obsessed with her looks and thought fake meant more beautiful, to a carefree woman who wears…

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Pen Tool Illustration

December 7, 2018

At first, learning the pen tool was frustrating. But I’ve actually used it in several personal projects since this one! Doing a self-portrait was a very unique experience. My main issue was completing this project, but I feel confident about the parts that I finished. My favorite details were my eyes and hat.…

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Favorite Place Flyer

December 7, 2018

This flyer was really special for me to create. Taking the photos and writing the poem was a blast, but when it came to putting it all together, I struggled a little bit. I didn’t want the page to look too busy, but also wanted to fit on the poem, photos, and a brief explanation. All in all, I’m fairly happy with how it turned out.…

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Design Elements Presentation

December 7, 2018

While I had heard of the design elements before, I never realized how vital they are to the design process. Completing this assignment helped me understand that designing is a creative process, but it also requires a foundation of knowledge and is not as easy as it looks. At first I thought that a lot of the design elements were similar, but taking my own photos of these…

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Chapter Five: The Artisan Soul

November 2, 2018

I’ve often described myself as a creative and free spirited individual.  I love starting new projects, but actually completing them can be a challenge for me.  Chapter five of The Artisan Soul was incredibly convicting and motivating for me.  Erwin uses athletes as an example when comparing hard work and talent.  Though it’s a cliché statement, he’s right when he says “greatness never emerges outside of hard work.” This chapter…