I’m already about 3 days into my spring break and so far my only accomplishments are doing some mild grocery shopping, eating chocolate, making some “art”, and re-watching the entirety of Black Butler. On the bright side, it has finally stopped snowing which means that I now find it safe enough to go out and take pictures! Perhaps I’ll even spend today outside for once. Or maybe not. Breaks have a tendency to turn me into a hermit.
I don’t really collage a lot (I’ve probably tried about 5 times in my whole life) nor do I paint that often for one reason: I have an incredibly short attention span. I’m jealous of people who can spend hours or days working on a piece seeing as I feel the itch of restlessness after a mere 45 minutes. Add this in with the fact that I’m not, and most likely never will be, the apt painter that I aspire to be and you have the results of today’s challenge.
And this is the point at which things begin to go a bit downhill. I did these two pieces last night at about 11-ish and ended up hating both of them. Well, actually, I did the first one and decided it looked terrible so I went through the efforts of doing a very rough second one before ultimately coming to the conclusion that this challenge just wasn’t really going to work out well for me. Oh, well. Everyone can’t be a winner.
It is with less than an hour left in day 2 that this piece has come to life. Is it all that great? No. I rushed it and I’m not all that great at “scary” pieces, meaning the closest I could get was a demonic marionette (I actually spent a whole summer drawing and painting those). Hopefully tomorrow’s challenge will be better!
Happy Saturday everyone! A little bit ago (i.e. yesterday) a friend and I decided to do an art challenge over spring break. Rather than sitting at home and being lazy for 9 days, we decided to sit at home, be lazy, and make art for 9 days. In the spirit of the challenge, I decided to post the works I create up for your (the reader’s) viewing pleasure. Now, without further ado, I present to you today’s challenge: Dik-Dik Nation.
*Note: Dik-diks are African antelopes and are quite the adorable creature.
This outfit is dedicated to the past week that has solely revolved around the concept of testing. What better way to celebrate the end of my stint of testing and the beginning of spring break than with an outfit that shows my younger self’s perception of a scholarly-type person? These outfits typically include some sort of smart sweater worn over top of a collared shirt and a clean white sock. As they say, when you look good you feel good, which means that when I dress smart I feel smart. Of course, feeling intelligent does not necessarily mean that I will suddenly become the level of intelligent that society expects me to be whenever they try to calculate my mind’s amount of retained information through the process of written tests, but, hey, you win some, you lose some.
“Hello Mother Nature” said the guy in my U.S. history class when I sat down next to him wearing my floral print jeans and new flower garnished hand band (one of two things that I bought while I was away at my competition) on Friday. Little did I know that if my life was a novel, that compliment could be considered foreshadowing seeing as Mother Nature showed up while I was at school because the temperature rose from the 30 something degrees it had been when I left to a very sunny 72. My sweater went from being functional and cozy to out of place and irritating while the headband went from being stylish to artistically functional.