Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Shape of Color-Art Gallery Assignment

Im excited that I can say Im done with my first project in my Art Gallery & Exhibit Design class. This assignment was enjoyable and hard all at once, I know that sounds strange but its true. I couldnt wait to get started on it when it was first assigned but when other classes were postponing tests right around the same time as this project I felt overwhelmed. I needed to get inspired because I knew this project wasnt goinf to be an easy one. I went to many art galleries and shows in my local area to open my eyes. There is no one way to have an art show.
So before I go any further here is a glimpse into my mini model of my schools art gallery at 1/2" scale.
The show is called "The Shape of Color"
Curated by: Beth Solomon Marino
Designed by: Mslay
The gallery has white outer walls while the floating walls have color such as fuchsia, citron, orange and blue. The artwork is displayed by color not artist which was seen as a bold move but worth it. The color zones are :
  • Pink red purple
  • orange yellow
  • green blue
  • yellow brown black

There are intimate as well as open spaces throughout the gallery and a different perspective from every angle. I added track lighting to the ceiling to create a more dramatic effect. Please feel free to share comments I would love to know what you think!

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Dark Side Of Her: a short story

It was that time of year to change my mind and make things clear
time to let the Sun set low and long and get ready for Nights to be slow and Strong

Time to get the bottle and wait a week to decide
when would it best to debut a darker more dramatic new you

Her old hair was brittle and want out with the old and in with the new
The dye sank in and about an hour later she came through with a new hue

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Romance is all in the Roses

It has been a long week and or month filled with lots of work, homework, romantic thoughts and not enough time with the ones I love.

Can I share?

My boyfriend said were going on vacation!

The last time we went on a vacation for just us was 4 years ago in San Francisco...I know. We have both been so preoccupied with our contrasting lifestyles but its not going to be like this forever (in regards to our psycho student lifestyles). I have a feeling that things are right where they are supposed to be and there is nothing that I would change. I'm so proud of M. he is having a great time doing what he loves while getting one step closer to being "The most interesting and well educated man in the world"!

So now that I have that out of my system I wanted to share with you my romantic inspirations I have had all week. Put on the classical music and sip on a raspberry white mocha and take a look at these lovely romantic accessories etc.

{Natalie Portman}

I love the dress she wore to the premiere of one of her new movies "Love and other pursuits". I don't know if I could get away with wearing this, however it works on you petite people.

{Rose Cupcakes}

The Cupcake Shoppe has created these really lovely looking rose cupcakes, they really look real! I wonder how they taste?

{Rosette Pillow}

Pier One has me set on this new throw pillow, however I wouldn't want to throw i and mess up the petals. Does it smell as good as it looks?

{ Bouquet Bag}

This Santi bag reminds me of the tissue paper roses I made as a kid but with a grown up flair.

{Elle Magazine}

Not sure what this ad is trying to sell? All I care about are the flowers in that Bright Lavender.


I remember seeing Leighton Meester in this dress a few months ago and wanted it! It reminds me of a bridal shower game where you make the dress out of toilet paper but more sophisticated.

{Fendi Clutch}

Oh and look here is the Fendi clutch that resembles many things to me besides roses...I will let you use your imagination, I still think its cute though.

{Jcrew Dress}

Ahh this dress is in white as well and is on my list of wedding dress dreams!

{Valentino Rosette Tote}

Rich colors and textures and owners!

Hope you were inspired by the romantic roses, I dare you to say "I love you" to someone today.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Art Gallery and Exhibit Design Project

IN the coming weeks I will be working on a really fun project for my Art class: Art Gallery and Exhibit Design. My assignment is to make a to scale model of the schools art gallery and re-imagine the current layout. This is such a cool assignment and is really similar to my past Interior Design projects. Here are a few examples of the assignment done by past students.
1. Art Faculty Biennial Fall 2008

2. Still Life Now

3. Art Of War

Aren't these models amazing?

Almost everyone who has seen these thought they were pictures of the actual gallery.

I picked up my supplies and will be getting started tomorrow on this, I will share with you the final project.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Jcrew Aficionado event review

Just a few weeks ago I went to my first Jcrew Aficionado event at the Brea mall. I was really excited about this because it was the perfect opportunity to meet people and save money all at once. Sadly it wasn't all I had expected, nothing like the D.C. events which had lots more attendants and a lunch afterwards.
However I was able to have a personal shopper to help me out in the fitting room her name starts with an M. and she has really long hair. She just happened to be wearing the same blazer that I was eyeing, the velvet eden blazer.

Maybe I will have to plan the next J.C.A. event so that I can tell more of my friends who had no idea what I was talking about. Its like a secret club kinda col, just wish it was more like the D.C. version.
So here we are in our matching Blazers! I'm contemplating wether or not to keep it, kinda expensive and I'm no rich girl.