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Yepers, been here for a day now and I'm about ready to go back to work!! 😜I'm still going to get plenty of sleep though. Night is a lot more freeing for me when I'm at home. I have the atmosphere to myself. It's much easier to think.

Welp, exams are done for everyone (in college). I hope all of you did well! 😊 I can't check my grades until Monday afternoon but unless I totally crapped out on my paper I history, I believe I'll have all A's.

I got all my Christmas presents done, cleaned my new studio before I left, and brought most of the things i needed home. I always forget some thing! 😔😝 just a circle template this time...so far.

During this break I plan to finish my sports commission, I may have a mural commission, and work on some more talismans and jewelry.

BIG NEWS!!

I won a materials award for next semester, $250 to an art store!! (I'm actually splitting it, $150 to Dick Blick and $100 at Walmart, I really need an external hard drive, my flash drives are reaching their limits).I'm so excited.  There are quite a few materials I want to work with: leather (a big one!), soapstone & alabaster, and a new material I found called raffia. And of course I'm getting some much needed paint, though it's the liquitex 48 sampler kit and a few tubes of color I really need.

I was lucky enough to find some raffia at Walmart and got a pack! I wanted to test it's strength and durability before I got a bulk pack from Dick Blick. So far I love it!!! It's a LOT more malleable than I thought it would be. I think it will be perfect for some projects I have in mind.😊 I just can not wait for next semester! This will be my first art haul in a LONG time.

That's it for now!

Much Love,
Hema ❤️
  • Mood: Christmas Spirited
  • Watching: Ancient Aliens
  • Eating: Tuna salad
  • Drinking: Water
I got the mandatory number of pages for my research paper done tonight!! Woot woot! I'm probably going to have to add two more pages but they're just a comparison so they shouldn't take too long.

Got all my stuff for my Photography portfolio done, just have to put them in their folder now.

Tomorrow is Book Arts exam which is just putting together our group stab bindings. So it should take all of 30 minutes.

My paper and portfolio are both due on Tuesday. The paper any time on Tuesday thought I'm going to finish and probably turn it in tomorrow.

Sorry about the no journal last week. I'm sure you guys were crushed😢! Lol😂! But by the time I finished working on my individual book arts project (which you've already seen) it was almost 1:30am, cold, and all I wanted was to get into bed. It turned out that the 3rd (when I thought it was due) was just an in class work day. So I sat around for a while than got back in my room to watch some news then the Sleepy Hollow fall finale. It had it's good moments but quite a bit was a let down. Hopefully they can pull it together in the latter half of the season.

My final painting critique went pretty well. I got nowhere near finished but my teacher really liked my concept, and understood my level effort in my BFA portfolio, so he gave me a B. Giving me an A- in the class. Which I am grateful for because it was NO WHERE NEAR finished and I have solid A's in all my other classes.

Really after I turn in my paper I won't have anything to do, except work on Christmas presents which will be books this year. So, I'll be chilling till Friday (my painting critique final should have been Thursday at 5p).

I'm still going to post this week then be on hiatus until the second week of January. I'll still be journaling and do the tip for this month. I really need to do more reblog a of cool art stuff for this page. I'll try to work on that. 😊

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

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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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Yepers, been here for a day now and I'm about ready to go back to work!! 😜I'm still going to get plenty of sleep though. Night is a lot more freeing for me when I'm at home. I have the atmosphere to myself. It's much easier to think.

Welp, exams are done for everyone (in college). I hope all of you did well! 😊 I can't check my grades until Monday afternoon but unless I totally crapped out on my paper I history, I believe I'll have all A's.

I got all my Christmas presents done, cleaned my new studio before I left, and brought most of the things i needed home. I always forget some thing! 😔😝 just a circle template this time...so far.

During this break I plan to finish my sports commission, I may have a mural commission, and work on some more talismans and jewelry.

BIG NEWS!!

I won a materials award for next semester, $250 to an art store!! (I'm actually splitting it, $150 to Dick Blick and $100 at Walmart, I really need an external hard drive, my flash drives are reaching their limits).I'm so excited.  There are quite a few materials I want to work with: leather (a big one!), soapstone & alabaster, and a new material I found called raffia. And of course I'm getting some much needed paint, though it's the liquitex 48 sampler kit and a few tubes of color I really need.

I was lucky enough to find some raffia at Walmart and got a pack! I wanted to test it's strength and durability before I got a bulk pack from Dick Blick. So far I love it!!! It's a LOT more malleable than I thought it would be. I think it will be perfect for some projects I have in mind.😊 I just can not wait for next semester! This will be my first art haul in a LONG time.

That's it for now!

Much Love,
Hema ❤️
  • Mood: Christmas Spirited
  • Watching: Ancient Aliens
  • Eating: Tuna salad
  • Drinking: Water

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Thanks for the fave on my Tolkien piece ^^
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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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