Week 15 Art activity

1st life- I want to be a sports agent whenI grow up so I am working towards that as I am taking communication, law and business classes to work on that degree. I think I will be able to make good money when it comes to this job and I need to start by networking. So I conducted an interview on my cousins agent for baseball.

-I asked him “ What is it like being an agent”?

He responded by saying” It is very interesting because you are your own boss so none can tell you what to do or how to do it, It is very nerve wracking because clients leave in a heartbeat, but you cant make great money from each prospect if you really want it” ….” There are times I don’t make money for a month and other times I make 50,000 in a month so it is very nerve wracking”

I think this is great information to know before I head out to my field.

2nd Life- I want to be a real estate agent if my first plan doesn’t work out. I have always been interested in real estate, especially nice one of course. It is very hard to get a job in real estate and move up because the big dogs already have the clients and personal you are looking for. But if you can make your way up to the top I think it would be a great job and you can even find a house for a great price for you and your family.

3rd life- If it didn’t involve the money I would want to be a 3rd grade teacher because I love little kids. Although I want to make a lot of money so I don’t plan on doing this.

PRACTICE- I have great practice in this actually because my mom is a teacher and sometime I look over her class while she is gone so I have became very close to the students and it makes me want to go ahead and do that career, but it isn’t in my best interest.




Week 15 Classmate Convo

This week I met Aaron Vito and he was my favorite person I have met in class so far. He seemed so positive and just seemed like he wanted to be where he was at. He is really interested in art and obviously attends CSULB. He isn’t quite sure exactly what he wants to do yet but he is working on that aspect and hopes to just finish college because that’s what is most important. He took art as a pre requisite and plans to take art again because this class was so interesting to him. IMG_1495.PNG

Wk 14 Art Experience Japanese Gardens

This week’s art experience was amazing and to be honest I didn’t even know we had a japanese garden on campus.  To start off I am not a good artist at all, although down the exercise drawing something 10 times made me a lot better on the one thing I was drawing. I decided to try and draw the little brown wooden thing you can stand on right behind the pond to the right. It has a little umbrella taking care of the sun for the people inside the gardens. It was really hard to draw something like that and even though it isn’t great, I still surprised myself.


The next thing I drew was the 5-10 minute drawing and I drew the whole pond for the most part. It is really hard for me to draw lily’s and flowers so that was a tough start. I do not think it is that bad because I think I got the whole picture of the pond and its details, although drawing fish will never be a success for me. Also, drawing my hand without looking at the paper was very fun! My picture didn’t really look like a hand too much but I want to try it again for better results.


Wk. 14 Classmate Conversation

This week I met a very nice girl named Rachel Palmer. She is currently a freshman at CSULB and is studying physchology as she plans to make that her major. She decided to take a gap in between high school and college (which I wish I did because that sounds amazing). For work, she works as a server in the beachside dorms and she loves it. Her hobbies include going to the beach, especially Newport and laguna. Rachel grew up in Tennessee as she then moves to California later in her life, 2 years into high school. I am very glad to meet Rachel and I encourage you to keep these classmate convos going for your classes later in life you teach.


Wk. 13 Artist Conversation

Exhibition: Landscape and Framing

Media: Paint, art materials, Canvas

Gallery: CSULB School of art Dutzi Gallery

Laura Lopez currently goes to school at CSULB. She plans on continuing her education until she graduates and says whatever she does will involve art in some way.

The project that Laura made was very interesting and beautiful to look at. I think the way she made the colors become patters is amazing, and however she thought of this project was a very good idea.

In her project Laura examines the intelligence of nature and what is has to offer. The patterns of growth in the art represent are the beauty and the wisdom of nature. The way she shows it is so amazing, and it is one of the nicest pieces of art i’ve seen this semester. The growth in the forests of nature basically symbolize how the patterns in the art come across each other. I think this project has helped me understand what can be made from the most simple pictures. It is not about what you start with it’s about what you have in mind and how you conduct your project to make it that way. IMG_6560.JPG

Wk. 13 Classmate convo

As classmate conversations go on week by week I start to like them more and more. It is funny because for this week’s classmate conversation, I have actually seen him before in my high school and when I met him in class I was very familiar with his face and then it hit me that I have seen him before! His name is Anthony Doo and he is a film major. It is currently his second year at school and plans on going on to finish college in 4 quick years. We went to high school as well with my friend Nate Livingston who is in the photo as well! We graduated class 2015. He likes to hangout with his friends and go drinking as well as watching movies because you can never go wrong with a movie. I am thankful once again for having classmate conversations because they once again have made me a new friend.


Wk. 12 Ethnography

When I first found out about the experience I thought it was going to be boring as heck, although I wasn’t I was about to have a great time. I expected there to be nothing to do and the night would take forever to plan out. I personally thought it was easy and It didn’t seem like it took along time or feel like the time was going by slow. I liked it because I wasn’t always worrying about different apps on my phone. It made me sleep at a decent time because I didn’t stay awake that extra hour to be on my phone checking things out before I go to sleep. Being without electricity is more organic in my opinion because you aren’t always inside you are out with nature for the most part, we didn’t start with phones because it isn’t supposed to be like this. I think it is limited because the internet offers more things to do and other links, but I would say i’m sure I would get bored of no electricity after a while. Finally, when it comes to my life activity I plan it to be very detailed with things important to me in my lifetime.  I did it at a baseball field with my friends and we kind of just sat and hung out and looked at the sky. The experience was very cool and I hope to do it again someday although I doubt many people will want to do it with me.



Wk. 12 Artist Conversation

Artist: Alice Andreini

Exhibition:Landscape & Framing

Media: Paint materials, canvas, installation

Gallery: CSULB School of art Dutzi Gallery

Alice currently graduates in the spring. She currently is thinking about wanting to teach with her art degree and definitely plans to keep on painting and doing art, She stated no matter what art will always be involved heavily in her life.

The project she put together is one of the most interesting art projects I have ever seen. It had so much detail it took me a while to figure out the midst of it but once I did I realized how amazing it is. The art is amazing and how she was able to basically create a “new realm” within her landscapes was very cool.

In Alice’s project it shows how the ideologies of a certain group involved with a landscape gives off their ideologies just by painting. We are able to look at it through the safety of our picture frame as she puts it but it may not always be this way. I think the bright colors give off the effect to be able to look at it in a new free way which is very interesting to me.

This project has shown me how to look deeper into art projects. When I first entered the art gallery I thought the paintings were just literal art with bright colors, but no it had much more meaning than that. I must say that this project is such an amazing piece of art because how detailed it is, even the artist description. The artist was able to create how a landscape is framed reveals the ideologies of a culture.


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Wk.10 – The Wedge

What I will be changing in the Wedge that meets the road is I would add a little more space to design two pathways by bringing the plants 10-15 feet backwards and make a circular pattern instead of a square to reduce the size a bit. It will be way better for foot trafficking and I even think the circular pattern would look even better than it does now, giving access to 10 more feet.

In reality there are not many trade-offs because I am not really taking away any plants or anything, I am just making more room for students because that’s what the schools holds most. I decided this would be the best way because I first thought about how the trade-offs were a huge factor so I tried to make a design to eliminate any negative trade off factors, by really not changing much. In a year from now there is now doubt in my mind students that attended CSULB will give me a statue somewhere on campus because everyone hates that spot. They will like the spot way more because more access will be provided authorizing less people bumping into each other.




Wk. 10 -Artist Interview- Brittany Waters

Artist: Brittany Waters

Exhibition: More than a Sandbox 

Media: Ceramics,sand, screen projection ,palm trees, chair

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Dutzi Gallery

Waters is currently a senior @csulb and although she is sad about leaving, she knows she will be back plenty of times.Brittany will be graduating on may 26th.  She didn’t grow up around long beach and she was born and raised in sacramento. When she moved down to long beach she was very intrigued by the way beaches looked and the nature of them.

Water’s project is immaculate, I have’t seen such an amazing project in quite a while. The lawn chair, the water being projected and especially the sand was a great touch . The time she put in really shows. She took over2 hours for the making of each of the turtle’s and I would say there is over 100! The scene showing the turtle’s running back to the water really indicated the message she was trying to give off.

In Brittany’s project, More than a Sandbox, she is basically giving off the message that these cute little turtles are endangered species and we need to look out for ways to keep them alive, by cleaning up beaches and such.

For me, she really brings the problem to life and really got me thinking. I really like the turtles running back to the water. The turtles look great and I think it works even better because there are so many, so I think the extra time was worth it. I would say this is my favorite artist project by far because no other art projects this year bring the problem to life like Brittany’s did!