My Last Post

Hey everyone,

I know that everyone is probably off celebrating the New Year but I wanted to make a quick post. This year has really been amazing for me professionally and personally and this blog has been a big part of that! I always appreciate the feedback on my blog and love hearing from you guys. Not only does it show me that you guys are interested in what I’m writing but it also encourages me to make more posts. Also I want to give a big shout out to my Twitter followers old and new.

Never did I ever imagine that I would have 140 something followers on Twitter tuning in to what is going on in my life. It really is amazing since I’m just this lowly graphic design student who loves finding inspiration online. I’m just really getting started in my professional career and I can’t wait to share more of my work with you guys. So thank you guys for an amazing 2014 and best wishes for the New Year! Until next time!

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Mask from the Past

Hey everyone!

I came across some photos that I wanted to share with you guys that were taken at this year’s Carnival of Venice. I don’t know why but ever since I was little I loved these kinds of decorative masks. When I say little I mean like 5 or 6 years old, so yes, I was a strange child but maybe I just appreciated the fine arts at a young age. Anyway I have to do a derivative piece for my ceramics class and I’ve been kind of thinking of creating my own mask for that project, although I’m not completely decided yet. I actually had two or three small masks that I had in my room hanging on the wall in my room when I was little too. I have no idea where they are now, probably somewhere in the basement but that’s an adventure on its own. I thought I’d  share with you some of my favorites and I’ll have the link to all the photos down below! Until next time!

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I was only able to put the two I could find via Google since Flickr doesn’t allow you to copy images 😦

Here’s the link for the rest: https://www.flickr.com/photos/flickr/galleries/72157641328366483#photo_12684530834

Olympic Art and Matryoshka!

Hey everyone! I always look forward to the Olympics and the opening ceremony so I wanted to talk about that a bit even though it seems to be everywhere. I don’t know where it started but I’ve always loved pretty much any thing to do with Russia and the arts. I know this seems like a pretty convenient statement but I promise its true! I even a have a matryoshka on my dresser. Have you seen the ones on the Slopestyle course? Anyway this made me especially eager to see what was planned for opening ceremony.

One of the things I really appreciated were the way Russian’s culture was portrayed in not only dance and song but also graphics! Come on, this is an art blog, you had to see this coming. I liked how the whole revolved around the dream of a little girl. It’s actually pretty inspiring if you think about it because sure we got a nice brush up on Russia’s history and its achievements;  it also revealed how much can be accomplished in the future. One of the major things I liked was the use of the floor. I loved how at one moment it could be a frozen sea and another a map of St. Petersburg.

I feel like they did a great job of focusing on what they had and what they could do with those resources. That being said the floor and the open space above was used really well! Another moment that stood out to me was the performance to Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. It was just a really unique and different take that I wouldn’t have thought to do. That being said I actually used one of Tchaikovsky’s songs for a project last semester! There is so much to cover on the opening ceremony, I could spend days on it but these are the moments that really stood out to me. I hope you guys enjoyed this post since it’s a little different from what I usually blog about on here! What was your favorite moment? Missed it? Check it out below! Then check out the cute matryoshka!

Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1bhx4t_opening-ceremony-sochi-2014-xxii-winter-olympics_sport?start=6507

Russian Doll article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/06/russian-nesting-dolls-sochi-slopestyle-course_n_4735454.html?utm_hp_ref=sports

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