Showing posts from March, 2017

Photos With Quotes

I really enjoyed adding a quote to this photograph because I love how the photo and the quote fit together. Without the quote the photo was unbalanced but once I added the quote it balanced it out. For the font, I wanted to use one that was very simple so that it would reflect the quote. However, I also wanted to use one that was fluid with letters that were airy instead of dense and packed tightly together, because I wanted it to reflect the nature of the plants. At first, I considered putting the whole quote in the white space in the middle but then I realized that it was more interesting, balanced, and simple if it was spread out across the three. Also, this made the emphasis on beauty more powerful.

When making this photo I had some trouble deciding if the quote should go up in the ocean or on the rock the girl is standing on. I think that it could have looked nice either way but I realized that if I put the quote on the rock it would draw more attention to the rock and the girl, …

Food, Sophia

That morning was crisp and bright. The sun was starting to rise and the sky was still pale blue and yellow. I should have been excited that it was such a beautiful day, but I sat at the kitchen table staring down at my breakfast, wanting to throw up. It was just a bagel and a smoothie, I eat it all the time, but I was just too nervous to eat. I kept trying to tell myself that it wouldn't be that bad, everything would go as planned and it would be fun. But my mind kept drifting to the worst possibilities... "I haven't seen her in six years, what if we don't get along as well?" I asked myself, "What if I don't like her anymore?... What if she doesn't like me?".  Ten minutes went by and I still hadn't touched my food. I brought the bagel upstairs telling myself that I could eat it as I got ready but I knew that wasn't going to happen.

David Hockney Inspired Photomontage

The scene we were trying to communicate was one that took place in the courtyard and Allie was hanging from the trees and walking around. I think that you can tell where it takes place because you can clearly see the snow, the building, and the trees. There are a few things we could have done to make it more clear that it was the courtyard, like add in the walkway or one of the benches. But, it is still pretty clear that it takes place outside of the high school in an area with trees. We wanted to create a scene that was playful and fun and we did that with the pictures of Allie. We made her hanging from trees, walking around with hands for feet, and gave her very large and disproportionate hands.
I learned a lot during this project, from the concepts and history of cubism, to how hard it is to actually produce cubist art. I thought the history of cubism was very interesting. I never knew that it became popular in such a short period of time. I also didn’t know that Pablo Picasso and …


The waves gently push against the icy rocks  The water mirrors its sister    The sky    Pure, blue, and bright    The wind whips around my hair    And bites at my hands relentlessly    Pushing the trees in every which way

Shapes, Organic and Geometric

As the sun rises
the birds sing their beautiful song
just outside the kitchen window

My toast is crunchy and dry
but the jam is sweet and fresh.
I sip warm tea,
with milk and honey

Long rays of light
stretch up and down the cabinets
slowly moving across the floor
as the sun rises

Bright and pale yellow
they wake me up
and fill my kitchen with the light
of another day