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For my BFA Portfolio at least. We had a good 30-40 people show up. Many from an crafts fair on the same day (for the food) but it was still pretty fun. And of course, I had to have been talking to someone when a large group was looking and talking about my exhibit. 😕But I was taking to the Dean so it wasn't so bad 😏 and he gave me some suggestions for people I should look up and who I can get in touch with that do, pretty much, what I'm doing.

My family came up Friday morning. I showed them my exhibit as well as my studio, a little mini tour of where I spend 90% of my time. They seemed to like it but you can't really judge family. But it was awesome to show them all my hard work.

My birthday was saturday!🎊🎁🎊and I actually got stuff!😵😋I got some shoes, boots, shirts and my pops took me out to a movie and Japanese food! Dracula Untold isn't in the cheaper cinemas yet and I was not interested in any of the newer movies, so I saw 'No Good Deeds' with Tarahji P Henson and Idris Elba. It was a pretty interesting movie and had some unexpected twist. And, of course, Ms. Henson was no damsel in distress, at least most of the time, which made me very happy. Nothing makes me cringe more that that trope. Actually most of the women where pretty strong even though...😕 watch the movie. I'm not going to spoil it. I might write a review on my other blog though.

My grandma made dinner for me today and I got to see the new Hercules with the Rock. As an action girl, of course I enjoyed it. It wasn't entirely what I thought it would be (him doing the 12 labors) but it had some faithfulness to the myth. HD is a horrible idea, I don't know why people like it. 😕 but still an enjoyable movie!😏

So, for this break... I have my individual project for BookArts and I really need to start on my research paper. I knew it was a bit of a fat chance of me actually reading the books over the break, so I just brought the print-outs.

As I've, probably, already stated, I am making a pine 'bamboo' scroll. Still not 100% sure of what I'm going to do but I think I'm going to tie it in with my portfolio stuff. I just have to doodle out some ideas. I'm thinking of doing some wood burning and then some varnish stains. Or I might just do the staining.😕

I'm probably going to have to crank out my painting the day I get back to school and then I have to do my photography portfolio. Still need to write my artist statement for that. I have very little clue what I'm going to write about.

I still plan on getting plenty of sleep and eating a LOT of great food!

I hope everybody has a phenomenal Thanksgiving and some much needed rest!

Much Love,
Hema❤️
  • Mood: Welcoming
  • Watching: Clash of the Gods,
  • Eating: Tuna salad
  • Drinking: Sunkist
I did setup for my exhibition Friday. The labels should be up Monday (since that's when the exhibit opens) and now I'm nervous!

It's so weird! I get nerves NOW! Everything is done and dusted until the presentation and now I'm nervous. 😳sigh... I think it's because I'm not sure how others will take it. I'm kind of at a lose at what to do now. Yes, I have projects to work on but I've been working on this consistently the entire semester. And now I don't have to. It's kind of like losing a friend.😕

But, I will need all that extra time now. I have an 8-12 page paper to do for art history, and actual painting to do for Painting 2 (it's a 3ft by 4ft, even though I've painted 4x8ft banners and door size scrolls, this is my first real big painting), a bamboo scroll for Bookarts, and a portfolio to do for photography.

So, I have quite a bit to do. And...my birthdays on Saturday (Nov22). I probably won't do much of anything but I really hope I get to watch Dracula Untold, if it's even still in theaters. That will just make my semester!

I do plan to relax some during this break. Most of the main things I have to work on I can't really work on at home anyways.

That's pretty much everything. I will definitely will be journaling about my opening, afterwards hopefully. Even though I'm nervous I am also SO excited. I can't wait.😋

Much Love!
Hema❤️😘
  • Mood: Welcoming
  • Watching: Clash of the Gods,
  • Eating: Tuna salad
  • Drinking: Sunkist
My portfolio exhibtion! 😨 We setup on Friday!

But I'm not really too worried. I'm only going to be displaying 6 pieces and the are essentially done. I really only have to finish my scroll. What does worry me are the presentation and taking pictures of my work. A classmate will be taking pics of my work tomorrow after noon, my fear is they won't look as great or professional as I hope they will. Its probably a weird thing to worry about but I am.

And the presentation... I always worry. I tend to be pretty good at them, though. I'm just not 100% sure what to talk about.  I have a presentation done and there is a "practice" presentation I plan on doing. Hopefully it helps.😕

I have to start on my art history paper soon. It's our final exam but I HATE research papers so it's best I at least get started.

In photograpy, we have an artist inspired project to work on. I've already taken my pics, I just need to manipulate them on the computer. We'll see how that goes.

New painting project. I have an actual idea this time around! They're kind of like memento mori for popular victims of crime. So I'm doing be doing some actual paint intensive work this time!😦😵 Can you believe it? 😜

This week is my hiatus week, so wish me luck with the setup!! I'll be posting the exhibit time and place if any of you leave near me and want to see the work up close. I'll also be there if you want to meet me too (just don't have high expectations😜)!

Much Love,
Hema❤️
  • Mood: Welcoming
  • Watching: Clash of the Gods,
  • Eating: Tuna salad
  • Drinking: Sunkist
I have two weeks before I have to set up for my BFA Exhibit. I will be working my butt off till then! But no stress 😙! I really don't have anything due before than so I can really focus in on it. I may even carry some around and work on them whenever and where ever I can.

I do have a paper to start thinking about, an individual book to make and painting and photography projects to work on. But I'll have time to work on those after the 14th.

I'm excited...and scared...and almost ready. I have full confidence that I can pull this off and it's going to be awesome!! 😊 I don't have time to have doubts or to let anything stop me.😙

I sent off my application for the winter residency I'm interested in. I hope a zip file is good enough. I was trying to wait until I had some of my talismans done but that didn't work out. They were okay with sending images through e-mail. Crossing my fingers and praying!!🙏🙏🙏

I cranked out the cover letter and worked out the portfolio inventory. I dreaded doing a cover letter but, thank God, it just flowed out on the keyboard!

I already have some ideas for my painting project and my art history paper. So, hopefully, my teachers will like them and I can be thinking them over while working on my BFA projects.

Kind of short but it's all I have for this week.

Much Love,
Hema❤️
  • Mood: Welcoming
  • Watching: Who discovered America?
  • Eating: Tuna salad
  • Drinking: Sunkist
I may not have everything done this week for my BFA portfolio. Trying to mix the different talismans together is a bit more difficult than I thought it would be. 😑
In truth I wanted to been done with them this week so I can send images of them off for a winter residency I want to apply to. But I think I'll just send a cluster image of them and name them as 'works in progress.'

I have a critique for Bookarts tomorrow. I have the majority of it done, I just need to bind my last stab/wire-bound hybrid.

I had a friend take me to walmart this Thursday and was able to get suede cord (black & brown), a dowel and some wooden caps. Since I'm  limiting the number of talismans and totems I'm going to be using, I thought I'd make a scroll (much like my codices) to actually connect them together. I decided not to add the wells, vessels, mullers, and palette I made. They just don't fit in this go round. But I can still post them somewhere, and use them! They are completely utilitarian. 😊😁

Tuesday is advising day! Which means a free work day for me since I already met with my advisor. 😁

I have a Painting critique on Thursday. These boxes have been a struggle for me. 😔 But I have been working on them here and there, and hopefully I can get them done on Tuesday. Or at least I'm going to be devoting most of my time to them on Tuesday.

I have a photomontage due Wednesday. Not looking forward to that. I really wished I dropped this class. I don't see it being useful. We really haven't learn the specifics of how to take a good pic or what makes a pic good. But that's kind of the dangers of studio classes, they want you to learn by doing but sometimes is helpful when things are explained.😒

But enough ragging. I need to get some sleep.

Much Love,
Hema ❤️

P.s. I did relax and stay in on Saturday. I will not burn myself out (at least not yet).
  • Mood: Tired
  • Watching: Alien Encounters
  • Eating: Chicken and popcorn
  • Drinking: Cheerwine

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Leslie B
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
United States
Hello! Hema here (Leslie to my family and classmates), letting you get a sneak peek into my artistic journey.
I'm a continuing student with a BS in Forensic anthropology but my dream is to inspire people through my art and writings.
I still have a ways to go but I would love you 'constructive' input on my art to get me to that point.

Current Residence: NC
Favourite genre of music: Rock, R&B
Favourite style of art: Manga/Illustratiion, Painting
Favourite cartoon character: Storm and Remy, Alucard and Integra, Kurama/Yoko and Yusuke, The Count , Gutts, Sebastian
Personal Quote: Humanity of the Human Hand (Traditional over computers, no offence)
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For my BFA Portfolio at least. We had a good 30-40 people show up. Many from an crafts fair on the same day (for the food) but it was still pretty fun. And of course, I had to have been talking to someone when a large group was looking and talking about my exhibit. 😕But I was taking to the Dean so it wasn't so bad 😏 and he gave me some suggestions for people I should look up and who I can get in touch with that do, pretty much, what I'm doing.

My family came up Friday morning. I showed them my exhibit as well as my studio, a little mini tour of where I spend 90% of my time. They seemed to like it but you can't really judge family. But it was awesome to show them all my hard work.

My birthday was saturday!🎊🎁🎊and I actually got stuff!😵😋I got some shoes, boots, shirts and my pops took me out to a movie and Japanese food! Dracula Untold isn't in the cheaper cinemas yet and I was not interested in any of the newer movies, so I saw 'No Good Deeds' with Tarahji P Henson and Idris Elba. It was a pretty interesting movie and had some unexpected twist. And, of course, Ms. Henson was no damsel in distress, at least most of the time, which made me very happy. Nothing makes me cringe more that that trope. Actually most of the women where pretty strong even though...😕 watch the movie. I'm not going to spoil it. I might write a review on my other blog though.

My grandma made dinner for me today and I got to see the new Hercules with the Rock. As an action girl, of course I enjoyed it. It wasn't entirely what I thought it would be (him doing the 12 labors) but it had some faithfulness to the myth. HD is a horrible idea, I don't know why people like it. 😕 but still an enjoyable movie!😏

So, for this break... I have my individual project for BookArts and I really need to start on my research paper. I knew it was a bit of a fat chance of me actually reading the books over the break, so I just brought the print-outs.

As I've, probably, already stated, I am making a pine 'bamboo' scroll. Still not 100% sure of what I'm going to do but I think I'm going to tie it in with my portfolio stuff. I just have to doodle out some ideas. I'm thinking of doing some wood burning and then some varnish stains. Or I might just do the staining.😕

I'm probably going to have to crank out my painting the day I get back to school and then I have to do my photography portfolio. Still need to write my artist statement for that. I have very little clue what I'm going to write about.

I still plan on getting plenty of sleep and eating a LOT of great food!

I hope everybody has a phenomenal Thanksgiving and some much needed rest!

Much Love,
Hema❤️
  • Mood: Welcoming
  • Watching: Clash of the Gods,
  • Eating: Tuna salad
  • Drinking: Sunkist

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Thanks for the fave on my Tolkien piece ^^
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Thanks for the :+fav:!
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Thanks for the fav :)
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Late thanks for the "watch"!
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No prob! I really like your gallery!!
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Thank for the note, but why did you send it to me?
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