Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Time capsule

My time capsule shows my interests and my accomplishments at this time. I put my jv letter from track from my first year of running to see how far I have come with that. I also included some designs from now to see how ridiculous they look in the future. My time capsule will be very interesting to open in the future and I can't wait to see my own reaction to it. 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Art Reflection

I am proud of how far I have come throughout this school year. I started thinking my artistic skills were much less than I found out. I learned how to sketch better which has helped with me my independent art works from home. I also used clay for the first time and really enjoyed that. I enjoyed starting with a blob of clay and turning into a piece of art. It also felt really good when I put the whole totem pole together. I'm satisfied with my art work and can't wait to see what art next year has in store for me. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

The beginning of something great

     the summer leading into sophomore year was my first year doing cross country and didn't know what to suspect. The team has won the state championship the past two years, and were chasing it again. I had to Wake up nice and early to meet with the team on hot summer days. Then the school year started and so did the meets. With the meets, comes the pasta parties. They were a lot of fun and helped us bond more as a team. My time continued to improve, due to the brutal workouts I was put through. I went through the season continually improving and earning a few medals along the way. My personal record was set at our home course, penny packer park. I remember coming close to the finish where my coach was shouting "Come on Mike almost there! You're looking good you are on track for a PR!" I picked it up and succeeded in setting a personal record. Then the championship season was beginning. First was sectionals, which we won. Then came the state championship. I remember running around the course to cheer for the team. I ended up having to sprint to the finish and saw them coming in one after another. They announced our team name and we received the trophy. We were state champs. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Pop Art Print

The pop art print was a very fun project. It involved many steps. First we had to choose an object to draw on a small piece of paper. I drew my running watch and a pair of 3d glasses. Then you had to press it onto a rubber stamp. Then the fun part came. You had to carve to stamp to make you print show up. Then you had to choose colors and put it on the stamp, then stamp it on the paper. I enjoyed to entire process and thought it was one of the most fun projects so far. 

Fortune Cookie Collage

I enjoyed the fortune cookie project. We received 6 fortune cookies and had to make a collage about them. I focused on one specific fortune which was, "You have an active mind and keen imagination." I took that fortune and composed my collage. I enjoyed the process and am satisfied with the way my piece finally turned out. I enjoy making collages. They are a fun way to express yourself through art. 

Art x3

The art x3 project was an interesting one. We had to make a collage and the them was celebrities. We started with one project for 2 days and then gave it away to an anonymous person. You then received a second work from someone else and did the same thing you did with the first. Then you received a third one which you had to finish. I enjoyed the switching. Although I got a bit attached to my first 2 works and didn't really want to give them away, I am happy with the way my final piece turned out.