Monthly Archives: June 2013

Final project 2 update

Final results

Final results

It’s finished!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Finally finished.  I just need to continue to work with Illustrator and play some more in order to get better at it.  So that’s all for now.


Illustrator is EVIL!!!!!!


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can opener

I am now highly convinced the Adobe Illustrator is the root of all evil.  Creating anchors and paths need to be banned. Of course it might be me but I don’t think so.  Tutorials aren’t helping, either.  Ok now that I got that off my chest, I think that I just might cry.  It’s been almost a week and I’m still nowhere near finished.  Can’t we say panic???????  I’m trying to figure out something so it might be awhile before I finish.  I’m looking forward to the next project.  At least I can sort of breathe easier.

I am just trying to work things out.  I can create somewhat (ok in my mind simple) things in Illustrator, but recreating my previous work, I have no idea what I’m doing.  What I need to do is stop and take a break and remind myself to get more classes in illustrator, oh and maybe also a tablet for my computer.  Drawing with a mouse not working out for me.

Progress on Project…


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Images turned in.  Now the fun part of fighting with Illustrator and trying to get at least a passable image. Considering that this is really my first time working with the program (I’m usually using InDesign or Photoshop) First time though was not too bad. These are the images that I’m planning on working with. I hope that they turn out ok.

Change of plans


Was working this morning on my class project when no matter what I drew, it didn’t look right to me.  So, the next thing I do is root for something better.  Found it and will now work on it.  Having Megan Hilty blasting in the background and working to my little hearts content. GO Megan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Existing in absurdity


Just surfing blogs and saw this. Just thought the concept was neat.

Becoming is Superior to Being

ArtWall VII blog

Existing In Absurdity

Born linked
to the ancient ones

Channeled to a past spirit
Licking insight of the now

Instinctively being observant
Creating a discrete perception

Accepting things as they are
Not to question why
In a world of the ordinary

While seeking answers
Only to redefine normality

Follower of mother’s guidance
Learning right from wrong
In an air of tolerance

Avoiding strange charmers
Delivers of woe and fear

Fostering a mama’s boy
Not by design,
but by nature

Existing forever connected
To her very being
Desiring to mend her hurt

Nurtured in grandmother’s church
Hearing a calling without voices
Imparting salvation

Becoming blinded by faith
Only to be baptized in a tank

Receiving life’s real baptism
In the old swimming hole

Swinging from a rope
Sinking down with an arm
Pointing up to the light above

A curiosity of girls
Given timid tutelage

Knowing only of
Their exclusive nature


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Project 2A Update


Working on the next project.  Trying to add images and maybe once they’re done I can actually get some work completed.  Found that photo mats make great cropping frames.  They are really fun to work with.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  Using pencil, medium point artist pen, and sharpie

Some of the frames I'm using

Some of the frames I’m using


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA next part working on