Week 10 – Landscapes with a Corpse

DSCN1816Death is not such a scary concept to me. This may be because I’m young and not expecting it any time soon. I understand that we will all experience it one day.

For this project I decided to portray a suicide scenario. I’m not exactly sure why I did this, considering I’m not or have ever been depressed or suicidal. For some reason, I really wanted to do a bloody, slit wrist, bathtub picture. I thought it would make for a great picture. But, I rent and didn’t want to make a huge mess in my landlord’s bathroom :/ So, prescription drug overdose had to suffice.

Week 10 – Artist Feature – Almira Nikravesh

This week I am a featuring a piece created by Ms. Almira Nikravesh: a square box made of pennies. This piece was actually really neat to see in person. The colors of the pennies and the reflection of the light made it look really cool. It really made me think of pennies a bit differently. The penny, being the lowest valued form of American money, is often disregarded. For example, would you stop in the middle of the street to pick up a penny if you saw it lying in the road? Probably not. However, seeing all these pennies made me think, ‘wow, there’s probably a significant amount of money in that box made of all those pennies’. The idea is so simple, yet so interesting at the same time. I love that she also named this piece Honest Abe, and listed the materials as “Time & Money”. So cool!

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Week 10 – Student Interview – Ariadna Rivera

Ariadna is a hospitality management major from Long Beach. She is 20 years old and is in her 3rd year at CSULB. After graduation, she hopes on getting a job with a hotel that allows her to travel or own her own business. One of Ariadna’s hobbies includes finding cute clothing boutiques or mom-and-pop stores or restaurants. She also is an exceptional swimmer! She even received a scholarship for swimming for a school in Florida. She turned it down because she has been swimming since she was a child, and felt a bit burnt out on it. Also, her family wanted her close by. Ariadna is a sweet girl and I wish her the best of luck in her future!

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Week 9 – Featured Artist – Bethany King

This week I decided to feature these super cool retrospect journal by Bethany King! Being a huge fan of books and stationary (I know, it’s kind of weird), I immediately went to explore this lonely book in the corner. After reading the explanation of what retrospect journals are, I thought the concept was really cool. Not only are old books recycled, but you get this super cool notebook with a bunch of different pages which give the notebook an awesome, unconventional aesthetic. The best part is that the money from the sale of these journals goes towards giving books to children in underprivileged countries. Amongst all the technological advancement and gadgets nowadays, books are getting lost in the mix and it hurts my heart. I LOVE these journals! Bethany King and these retrospect journals are rad!
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Week 9 – Student Interview – Kiara Kensie

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Miss Kiara Kensie. She is a 19-year-old finance major, who is originally from Victorville, California, and lives in Compton. This was an interesting interview because Kiara was actually initially planning to study fashion merchandising, like me! However, she ultimately thought that it wasn’t for her. Her hobbies include surfing and photography. Although Kiara opted out of the fashion program at CSULB, she is still very interested in fashion. Her dream job would be to work as a stylist, be a store owner, or an interior designer. As a senior, I was glad to share my experience as a fashion student. After speaking to Kiara, I think she would really like and benefit from the program. I told her she should reconsider her decision to leave the fashion program. I also gave her my phone number in case she had any more questions. It was really nice to meet someone who shares my same interests! I wish Kiara good luck in her future! 🙂IMG_5655

Week 8 – E-Portfolio

This week, I changed my blog site a bit to make it more reflective of my personality, my interests, and my school major. I am a fashion merchandising major and I like to make stuff. I eventually want to start making and selling the items that I make, so my target market would be anyone who would appreciate custom, DIY stockings, pillows, ornaments, etc. Once I am ready and set to promote and sell my items, I will advertise on Instagram, Facebook, and this website. Here is a “before” screen shot of my blog site:

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Here are some “after” screenshots of my site:

Screen Shot 2014-10-19 at 5.45.31 PMI changed my theme and added this cute border to my page to give it some color and to keep my sewing/fashion/crafts theme consistent.
Screen Shot 2014-10-19 at 5.46.09 PM I added a short paragraph that briefly introduces me, along with a picture of myself. I also added the archive widget to give my posts some organization.Screen Shot 2014-10-19 at 5.46.27 PMLastly, I created a page to show my projects. As I make more things, I will continue to update this page.

Week 8 – Featured Artist – Brian Davis

This week, I was able to admire the artwork of Mr. Brian Davis. Brian makes these radical frames made of glass and clay. After reading how he makes these frames, I was blown away. There are so many steps in making one of these frames. I was so captivated and can relate to how much work it takes to make one piece.

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As a fashion major, I make a lot of my own designs and projects, but nothing as beautiful as Brian’s frames. I would love to see Brian in action making one of these from start to finish! If I had the money (or my own place), I would totally try to buy one of these to display in my home. Thanks for sharing Brian!

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