See night images from the snow days at MSU. Feel free to comment and ask questions about how to take night images.
The purpose of 3D Design is to transfer students from 2 dimensional to three dimensional thinking. It’s challenging because you when things are 3D they generally should be designed to view from all sides. Here are my 5 favorite projects in chronological order, with the ideas behind them, the most difficult think about creating them, and my inspiration.
Summer is over, classes are starting and I'm waking up at 6am every morning.
I've still got a few more summer projects to share with you, but now I'll be shifting my focus. Hopefully I'll have enough time to continue writing for all you wonderful followers.
Instead of posting about projects, since there will be many and they are not of my own making, I will write about what I like about the project and what I learn about my artistic identity from them.
I'm in three studio classes; ceramic survey, 3D design, and photography survey plus astronomy and world geography. On top of that, I hope to stay involved in the ballroom club and become more involved in the art community. Since I'm learning about the world and the universe, I'll feel like a multi-talented photographer in a big, BIG world - excuse me, universe - by the end of the semester.
Mornings... Last semester I had a few 8 am classes and the worst thing about them was feeling as if I just woke up... Because usually I did just wake up. So to solve that problem I've started a new routine where I wake up around 6. I thought that it would be difficult - extremely difficult. Luckily, I love it. It's fantastic to wake up in the morning hand have two hours to myself in a quiet and peaceful world before I feel like I'm being rushed through everything. I wake up and spend some time focusing on Christ before anything else. Then I get ready for the day, fix eggs and coffee, then sit on my back porch to read. The air is fresh, the sun is just barely shinin through the trees, and I get to be alone with Mother Nature and my thoughts. I can always count on my mornings, and they may be the best part of every day.
Lorrin Webb, one of my friends who has a pretty awesome t-shirt company (wanderite.com) introduced me to birdcap aka Michael Roy during MSU's In-Vision art camp.
Michael Roy is an amazing street artist who does murals all over the world. My second home, Starkville, MS was lucky to have him paint a mural by one of our much loved food places, Stromboli's. Meeting him was a pretty great experience. Michael Roy is a spunky down to earth guy... even if his murals are a bit out there.
The murals were inspired by local folklore and animals around the Knoxobbee Wildlife Refuge where he stayed as a part of their artist in residency program.
I got to hang out with Michael and Lorrin for part of that day at City Bagel as we worked on our own projects. It was neat but anticlimactic to see behind the scenes of an known artist, they seem to develop their ideas just like art students do. So it was still very encouraging. Later we met some others from the Starkville Mural Collective at Mugshots and said goodbye to Michael before he had to leave Starkville.
While his murals are amazing, I was more impressed by Michel himself. Even though he is a well known artist, he is so humble that you wouldn't ever guess how well known he is. Plus, he is a pretty spunky and friendly dude to be around.
Thanks for the inspiration Michel!
Check out more of Michel's artwork on his tublr! bridcap.net
This is Raeley speaking. I suppose I should tell you a few things about myself so that we can get aquatinted.
I found my passion for photography when I picked up my dad's point and shoot at 13 and took pictures of weeds in the back yard, They turned out surprisingly well, even my dad was impressed. Right then and there a lightbulb went off and said "Raeley, you can do this! You can be a photographer." I went on to play with the camera more and more, experimenting with aperture, ISO, lighting, and shutter speeds but there is only so much you can do with a point and shoot.
On my 16th birthday my parents bought me a "real camera," my baby, a Panasonic Lumix G2 (which I am still paying off, they didn't just give it to me). I was mostly into nature and event photography at that time... until one day I met Stephanie Rhea of Stephanie Rhea Photography. She is an amazing portrait/wedding photographer who became friends with my mom and took her maternity photos. A few weeks later, she hired me. I found out that while portrait photography is a great job, I have my own artistic ideas that I want to follow. I also found out that with weddings, you have to be paid a lot to make up for all of the stress involved.
At 17, spring of 2013 I graduated high school. All that I knew was that I'm neither a portrait or wedding photographer, so I was thinking maybe photojournalist. After attending the MSU art camp called In-Vision where I got to experience what it was like to be an art student, I applied for the art school at MSU. Might I brag, that we are the best art school in MS. Our graphic design program is well known across the country and we win more awards than any of the other schools in MS (such as Ole Miss). Anyways, when I joined college a whole new world was opened up to me. No, not the world of drinking and partying. I fell in love with drawing, design, concepts, and became to appreciate ALL types of art, even the seemingly shallow modern art. So now I have no idea who I am as an artist. Woo Hoo! It's like having a palate of paint with a mixed set of colors and brushes, a huge canvas, and no idea what it is going to end up looking like.
Don't you just love cliff-hanger endings? Stay tuned for more about me and my search to find Raeley the artist....