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!

Friday, September 25, 2009

be light

Take a moment to soak into on of these artsy creative videos and go have yourself a Happy Friday!

I'll be anything-Wolf Parade

My little Film-Naomi

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

2 weeks

Everyone is so excited and nostalgic about the first day of Fall September 22nd.
I want to continue the good vibes by sharing this video that was made by a friend of a friend.
"2 weeks" by Grizzly Bear, Video and Animation: Gabe Askew.

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.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

CAnnot wait

I have alot on my mind and I cannot wait to write about it. Walking down the same path gets boring, go a different way. See you on the other side!

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.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Hold on

How can it be that I'm already starting my 5th week of Fall Semester, that just doesn't sound right its only the beginning of September. I'm telling you if I don't hold on tight to this semester the Santa Ana winds will blow it away. Not literally. But I really do feel like the first month came and went and that in most of my classes (3) I haven't really learned anything new because a few teachers have been absent or in my opinion not properly utilizing our limited class time. I'm thinking this is a sign that Ive retained alot of info from my previous GE classes and that's why I feel anxious to learn something new!

Once again its the weekend and I'm working most of it but I will try to make the most of it. Grab a coat and be outside this weekend and enjoy life!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

CoCo before Chanel

Just when you thought there was nothing worth seeing at the theatre.

Coming to theatres September 25th

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Thanks for...

Say it isn't so, another Summer has come and gone and yes I'm getting sentimental on you all. This Summer had many familiar faces, somewhat scary photos, early geology lecture class and many magical moments that make my life worth living.

    It all started off with the Summer Solstice party that ended in a night of swimming and dancing. Later on the months passed by like a page in a good book that you know will soon end, yet you keep reading so fast because it has captured your attention. 1,2,3 months go by and all of a sudden Fall session has started and August is not even half way through. You drag yourself to the newest set of classes feeling out of place in the hot Sun that has taken all your energy away. You belong at the beach, on an airplane anywhere but inside a classroom.

    Before you know it, its already labor day, and that my friends is when you can see smell and taste that Summer is almost out of fashion. The pumpkin spice latte is being sold at every coffee shop and Halloween decorations are put out. All you can anticipate next is the fact that you can actually wear your fall clothing that you just bought at full price from Jcrew a month ago. But don't you fear my friends Fall is just as wonderful as Summer, go outside and see for yourself. The weather is just right and the lighting is beautifully laid out, long shadows with a hint of that orange glow.

Thanks for another Summer and lets hope for a Fall filled with leaves, pumpkins and all of our cute clothes we cannot wait to wear!

PS: to feel inspired to write listen to the Chamber, Baroque Pandora radio station. Classical music is so inspiring to me, it helps my thoughts come through to the world better than anything else. The Moses and Marco Polo suite is really really really really GREAT!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Too many fires, not enough Fall blazers.

Its blazing here in Southern California yet all I can think of is my new blazers for fall and whether to keep one, both or none.
I took a few photos in the backyard and it was way too hot to be wearing anything more than skin.
So I need your help in deciding on
Jcrew Velvet Eden Blazer $130.00
H&M Dark Purple corduroy blazer $34.00

I really want a purple blazer and cannot decide. Please help!

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.