Archive for July, 2011


summer is busy-busy-busy! here’s some projects i’ve been squeezing in between work, internship, and infestation (yes, infestation, it ruined my days off!):

first project i’ve completed is Still Life for JC, oil on canvas, ≈16″x20″. read about the Jonathan Carey Foundation! as an older sister with three younger brothers—two being autistic (LFA and PDD)—i found this story to be both outrageous and heartbreaking. it’s sad how common the “keep your eyes open and your mouth shut” philosophy is. weak, innocent people are getting hurt; people need to raise their voices to help end these crimes!

this piece is an underpainting. her name is Moltling; she’s one of the  characters i’ve been developing for my senior thesis. Bathing, 24″x24″, oil on canvas. i can’t wait to finish this painting! i’ve always wanted challenge painting subjects immerse in water.

breaking from traditional and playing with digital. both  were painted on Photoshop CS3. potential album covers for Dead by Daybreak contest. turned out to be more graphic than i intended, but whatever, i think i’ll go with it. wish me luck!

i end this post with some nerding. R2D2 dress made after ConnectiCon because i’m cool like that… nah, i got lazy and i had no money for anything that weekend. t-shirt recon! cheap ‘Kino is incredibly cheap. this dress was made out of dollar store t-shirts and is temporarily held together with hot glue.

that wraps it up! till then~



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this blog has been pretty neglected… I have my reasons! I’ve been interning at Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism (CCT) and Higher Order Thinking (HOT) Schools 2011 Institute program is approaching. CCT’s mission is to bring together the art, historic preservation, and tourism together in CT; HOT schools integrate arts across disciplines, creating arts-rich environments that motivate students to make connections between and among subject areas and ideas. For example, one girl found a certain concept in science confusing, so she choreographed a dance to make senes of the problem. She had a better understanding and application of the concept after analyzing the problem and creating a solution of her own. I can go on and on with fascinating examples of how art plays an incredible role in education beyond crafts and coloring.

As for art-making, I’m currently working on two paintings and have been taking a handful of requests. Most of requests are illustrative like the birthday drawing above. It’s for my boyfriend’s mother. She likes elephants. Normally, I don’t post requests because 1) it’s not what I intend to pursue 2) they’re not my best pieces and 3) they kind of suck the balls of normality (cliche, in other words). The only reason why I’m posting this illustration is simply to prove that I’ve been doing something. An important lesson I learned from these self-motivated work: it’s not what you use, it’s how you use it. My professor in Intro to Painting would always say to us, “It’s not what you paint, it’s how you paint it”.


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