This is my version of the nursery rhyme Three Little Kittens that I did in my elementary school art class. We were able to pick any childhood story or rhyme. I'm excited for what our art class has in store for us tonight.
Art walk in Laguna is my favorite. [Actually, that's not true. Art walk anywhere is my favorite.] I'm not sure why Laguna is filled with artist studios and museums and art on the street. I get the feeling that life in Laguna is centered around art.
That fence hanging on the post says, "This gate hangs well and hinders none. Refesh and rest then travel on."
I'm taking an Elementary Art class this quarter. Our first assignment was to create something similar to Faith Ringgold's Tar Beach using our childhood memories and imagination as inspiration.
My motto for the class is this: just because this is an elementary art class, it doesn't mean that the art I create has to look like an elementary student made it!
Here is my piece:
It's a mixed media collage. And yes, I did use real wire to make a fence. It's not perfect, but I like it that way. I wanted the bottom part of the fence to look like it was cut because we really did cut the fence in real life to climb through to play in "Shadow Pass".
I shot this from my the car.It's off 3rd street near La Cienega in LA. I literally stopped in the middle of the road to take the photo and had cars honking at me! It was totally worth it. Hands down, it's my favorite thing that Alec has done.
It's hard to see, but he's mimicking Banksy with the girl holding the C balloon. He tied in the monopoly figure on the far left (that he put all around LA last year). I love it. And the people standing in between the faces. The whole thing is pure street art genius.
The photo above was taken at an engagement shoot that a friend, Christy, and her husband did for us. I remember feeling so awkward in front of the camera. Can you tell by looking at the picture? Probably not at all, because Christy did such a great job at making me feel comfortable. I haven't pressured her for the photos since I know she has more pressing matters in her life. She has been really good about sending me photos every once and awhile with images from the shoot. She said that the next time I see her she'll give me a CD with all the photos. I'm so excited. I can't even remember what we wore or where we went, so it will be a nice surprise!
Christy and her husband are so cute when they shooting together. She's great at making people feel comfortable and getting their personality to shine. Her husband is the genius behind the camera. Christy also takes great photos with her own camera. She and her husband offered to let me join them on their next engagement shoot to practice taking photos with my camera. Christy knows that I really love photography and that I want to learn to be a better photographer. They're going to give me tips and pointers throught the shoot. I'm BEYOND EXCITED! It will definitely help me to cross off #16 from my list!
Excited and nervous. I think I will need to read my camera manual to brush up on all the features and buttons. (In all honesty, I only know what about 1/3 of them do!)