Better than POP-Tarts cuz its POP-Up!

Hey readers!


Within the last little while, I’ve been studying for my one exam and getting myself ready for my presentation tomorrow night (more info on that will come in a following post so hang in there). Needless to say, things have been especially busy!

I’ve also been working on a special book for my Communication class this semester. Our final assignment was to create a process book of all the projects we created and turn them into something totally different. So, for my book I decided to make pop up pages.

Here’s what the book looks like:

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I’m especially proud of this book because I tried a new binding technique and successfully made pop ups that work!

Hopefully, my professor enjoys looking through my book and sees the hard work I put into this πŸ™‚






This semester has been… CRAY CRAY!!!

New projects weekly, new learning experiences, new experiments, and definitely new finished pieces! I now have a new piece that I especially like: my scorpion.

Here was the brief I received in my Communication: Surface, Object, Space class:


in this project, we will apply serial plane concepts and the principles of design to the creation of a foam core board 3D form using additive and subtractive methods.


Upon successful completion of the project, students will have the knowledge and ability to:

  1. Define a basic vocabulary of elements, principles and processes relevant to three dimensional form;
  2. Define material properties and their relationship to specific tools, processes and craft practices;
  3. Engage relevant processes of form manipulation and representation between two and three dimensions;
  4. Employ appropriate tools and techniques to execute and inform the generation of material outcomes;
  5. Document systematic, iterative process through appropriate photographic and verbal reflection.


Create a three-dimensional abstract or representational form that is a minimum of 12″x12″x12″ using white or black foam core board.

This form can be free standing, hanging or mounted on a base (the design of the base should enhance the created form).

Incorporate repetition and gradation of size and/or shape.

Ideally, you will include in some area of your design an opening to reveal the interior space construction, and in this way, explore the positive and negative space possibilities within your design.

Note that the edges of the foam core will create lines, the layering of the planes will create a volume with positive and negative space, and natural and artificial light will create gradation and shadows. Use these factors to your advantage.


I decided to create a scorpion, following the criteria above, and photograph it.



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and there you go πŸ™‚


Excitement x100

So hey there!

In a post I wrote a while ago, Sketch it Up, I mentioned a project I was working on for school: my title sequence. Now, within the post I did write that I would explain the project in more detail when I was completely finished with it.Β 

I will keep my promise and make a post specifically for my title sequence, however I JUST CAN’T CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So instead, I’ll just give you a sneak peek (cuz I’m an incredibly nice person)



In my Communication: Time, Motion, Media class, the first assignment was to create a zoetrope. A zoetrope is a device that produces the illusion of motion through a rapid spinning of static pictures. It consists of a cylinder with cut, vertical slits on the sides, with a band of images in the inner surface. As device spins, the viewer looks through the slits at the pictures.

Here is my Photographic Documentation of my zoetrope:

Zoetrope: Full View

Zoetrope: Barrel View

And finally here is the Video Documentation of my Zoetrope and the animation:

And that is my zoetrope πŸ˜€



One of my first assignments of the year is for my Graphic Design 1 class. Although I don’t really like my professor that much, I am starting to enjoy the work for this accordion book I’m making. Essentially, our book has to follow a circus theme and incorporate the principles of design on each page.

So far, this is what my work looks like:


The one thing I need to work on is incorporating the typography within the images but other than that… I’m apparently on the right track πŸ™‚


These past couple of weeks have just been crazy with work! With final projects being due, research papers being graded, and written exams to think about, I really haven’t had much time to write a post.Β 

Luckily for all of my BLEEDERS (got that from the book Julie and Julia) I am making time now.

Lately, I have been working on my water bottle assignment, which requires us to actually put our designs on an actual bottle. This means running around Staples to find some sticker paper so I can place my designs on a really boring looking bottle.Β 

On a positive though, I did manage to print some of my own stickers for fun πŸ™‚

The design I made was from the fall, when I was fooling around on Illustrator.


Now I just need to cut out my panda stickers and place them on anything I want!!!!!!!!!!!!

When Illustration Met Photography

You know the movie When Harry Met Sally?

Unfortunately, this post is not about the movie, although I may make one in the future πŸ™‚

However, this post is about When Illustration Met Photography!

The final assignment for my photography class is to combine the two together into one final photo πŸ™‚
Here are a few examples that I’m working on:

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This last picture may be the final that I hand in πŸ™‚

Photo Montage

This semester I have to take a photography course! So far the class is going pretty well, and I’m learning some new techniques. For example, I had to photograph splashes using a strobe light!Β 

Here are some examples of how it turned out:



Also, I just handed in an assignment called photo montage. Basically, you have to take multiple images, and combine them together to make one awesome photograph!

Here is what I created:

My prof thought it was a “bright” idea! πŸ™‚

Promoting a Store

This past week was Reading Week! (which is code for NO SCHOOL and GETTING NO WORK DONE and DOING WHATEVER YOU WANT and PARTYING!!)

Fortunately for me, I managed to get most of my work done, spent time with my awesome friends, and just relaxed.

One of the assignments I had to work on was for my Communication Design class. Luckily, this assignment does NOT involve any animals and alphabets (check my previous posts about the Animal Alphabet). This assignment, is divided into 3 parts:

  1. Pick a store and explore it
  2. Write a design brief for a promotional item for that store and present your ideas to the class
  3. Make the promotional item

The store I picked is a patisserie near my house called La Bamboche (which sells the tastiest macarons ever!!) and the item I decided to make is a calendar.

What was fun about this assignment is the fact that I got to photograph pretty desserts and make a lovely calendar using those images πŸ™‚

Here are a few examples of the photographs I took:


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And here is the layout of the calendar pages:





I can’t wait to print out the pages and put this calendar together!!

Reading Week

Today was the first day of Reading Week! It started after my morning class, which was Communication Design 2, where I pitched my ideas for the final part of my assignment! (its going to be a calendar btw). So now, I am up at the cottage with my family, just relaxing and taking time off working.Β 


Not entirely actually.

Right now, I am just making some art for myself, while I have the chance anyway. So, I decided to make myself my very own “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” poster! Granted, I do have a copy of one that I bought at the MoMA last May, but I want to actually MAKE one!Β 

Here is what it looks like right now:

Leave a comment if you have any suggestions for what I should add, exclude, change, anything you think.Β 

I’m open to any feedback πŸ™‚