Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Denim Vest!

I posted earlier this week that I finally found a denim vest at the thrift store that actually fit me! I finally figured out a way to wear it, but i'm still looking/thinking about other options. 

The vest is from goodwill, the skirt is Free People, the tank is from Target, and the shoes are Urban Outfitters. 
It's a very simple outfit, but i like it. I love the 90's feel to the vest, now i just want to play up the 90's-ness even more! I may even sew it up a bit since it's a little big. 
Today I spent my day thrifting, painting, and getting cupcakes with my boyfriend from this amazing bakery called Oh Snap!
My boyfriend got the Oreo one and mine was called The Jerry. It had popcorn on it! It was absolute caramel heaven! I can't wait to go back and try the other crazy flavors. :]

Oh and here is a close up of the jewelry I'm wearing!
The locket is from Micheals and the other one is from Urban. 

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Thrift Store Find!

I realize I already posted today, but I just couldn't help myself from sharing this dress I found at Goodwill the other day.

I know I have a super goofy face in the picture, but it gets the point across. For only about $4 I couldn't help myself from getting this dress. I've been looking for more white clothing as well as maxi dresses and skirts. Summer makes me want to drown myself in anything white. The dress is a little fancy for my taste, but I'm trying to figure out how to down play it. Maybe layer with a loose crop top? I could use some ideas. 

Here is some inspiration photos for this dress. 
Can't go wrong with Natalie Portman's white swan dress. 

And who can resist an all white bedroom! 

I thought i would leave off with a goofy picture of myself. :]

More 3D art!

As a follow up to my last post I wanted to post a couple more of my 3D art from this past semester. 

 This first one is my least favorite. We had to remake an object out of foam and change it some how. I decided to make a child-like shotgun (i love working with contradictions).

For the second project we had to take a 9 ft by 3ft (i think) piece of brown paper and use up all of it to create a sculpture that translates the idea of extension. This is what I came up with. My teacher loved it. There is so much movement to it and also so many contrasting elements. I realize I need to Photoshop that light out of the picture, I'll get there. 

Friday, July 8, 2011

3D projects

So I don't consider myself a 3D artists. I never understood how to conceptualize my ideas into 3D form. I have definitely been crafty, but i just never thought i would do 3D art. All bachelors of art majors have to take a variety of classes to graduate. And good thing too! I took a 3D class last semester and I loved it. And I actually did some great work!

For this first project we had no make negative sculpture with plaster. I decided to use pepper to fill with plaster, since peppers remind me so much of Hungary (paprika is one of Hungary's biggest export!). It ended up being a time lapse piece in a sense with the peppers rotting over time with the bone-like plaster insides. Once again it was a way to explore my feelings about being Hungarian, yet living in America most my life. 

For this second project we had to recreate an everyday object into a soft sculpture. I had been very intrigued by the word effervescent and ethereal, as well as working with the idea of opposites, so I decided to recreate a chain link (which is hard, and metal) into something ethereal by making it out of floating white sheer fabric. I also wanted the chain to be coming apart, either representing finding order in chaos, or breaking free from something. 

More Paintings!

Like the title says these are more paintings I've done recently. 
This first one was in a show back in May called Muse. It was a show dedicated to women artists. I showed this one and the self portrait from the last post. I actually still haven't gotten those paintings back yet. Eep, i may need to get on that. 
The size is about 3.5 by 2 feet. or maybe for 4 by 2. I don't remember. 

For this painting I used a completely new technique with just using a palate knife. It only took me about an hour to complete it too, so I was definitely happy about that. It was my first male live nude model, which was overwhelming for an instant, but i quickly became comfortable. How can you go wrong with penises?
It a 1ft by 1 ft painting. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

failure is never an option

A good couple months ago (or has it been a year?!) I wrote that i wanted to update this blog more. But that didn't happen. Now its summer time and I have time to actually blog! I'm changing it up a little bit though, including fashion inspirations and general inspirations, outfits that i create, and sewing projects. I will of course still post my art and everything of that matter. 

So this painting is one of my favorites done to date. Its a self portrait (obviously) with a field background that is my father's hometown of Battonya. My best friend Kodi toke the picture of me in Hungary last summer during our trip. I was particularly drawn to the photograph because of the composition. With my recent paintings I am trying to explore my heritage and feeling of detachment, yet attachment to both America and Hungary, as well as exploring the traditional side of Hungary (that town/family is very traditional) and how i don't relate to it. I think this painting gets that across, right?

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Summer Clothes Addictions

So this summer I have been on the prowl for new clothes. Particular types of clothes. But i tend to not like to spend too much money on anything, so I am left to forage through the few thrift stores of my town. I have a bit of luck in finding a few amazing pieces. My first craving is the denim vest!

I finally found one today after many months of searching!
Now i just need to take a picture with it. 

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Its been such a long time!

I've come to realize that i am terrible with keeping up with this blog. But i do really want to try!
I have a couple new paintings that i'm going to put up here that i have been working on. 
Here is the first one!

So here is an oil painting i did as a final piece for my painting class. We had to do an 'in the manner of" painting, so i decided to do Munch's Madonna. I love how it turned out! ^.^