Saturday, November 20, 2010

Its been a while.

Writing on this blog feels like catching up with an old friend.
It shouldn't have been this long since I've written, where has the time gone? lol

The end of the semester is approaching and so many things have changed in the course of a few months. Most of the changes are really good, exciting changes :)
First of all, I recently found out that I have the opportunity to become a "studio assistant" at my university. This is basically a glamorous way of saying that in exchange for a studio space, I get to clean up the drawing and ceramics studios. I'm thrilled just to have a place to go and work on art after I graduate. Plus, I'll get to keep in touch with all of my friends who are graduating next semester.
I'm still looking for volunteer work; that search will get a bit more serious once the semester officially ends.
Monday is my peer review, where I'll discuss my artistic development from my first undergraduate studio class to my last. I have to submit an image CD, which gave me the opportunity to take updated photos of my work. I'm going to post some of the images on this blog since I said that I would share my artwork on here at some point lol

I can't believe that my undergraduate career is coming to an end. The last 3 and a half years have gone by so fast. This school has truly become a second home to me. I feel so lucky that I won't have to pack up right away and that I'll get the chance to continue my work. I have so many ideas for sculptures and paintings and prints- I can't wait to get started :D

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

David LaChapelle

American Jesus: Archangel Michael: And No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer
Paul Kasmin Gallery

Read about his current work here:

Sunday, August 29, 2010


This will make more sense in the near future, I promise.

"An equinox occurs twice a year, when the tilt of the Earth's axis is inclined neither away from nor towards the Sun, the centre of the Sun being in the same plane as the Earth's equator."

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Dog Days are Over

I've been back in the studio for less than a week (2 days really) but I'm feeling renewed. This is my home and when I'm there I feel like I truly belong somewhere. It's the greatest feeling in the world.

Having this feeling makes it difficult to believe that in less than four months, I'll be leaving the studio for good. The more I think about it, the more I want to leave the city for graduate school. I was hestitant at first but I really have my heart set on Pratt Institute in Brooklyn for graduate school. Drexel University has an amazing program, and I will be thrilled if I get in. Lately, though, I've been thinking about what it is I really want. Maybe things will be clearer once I've visited Pratt and gotten to wander around campus in person.

Every professor I respect and trust, and many friends, seem to think that Pratt would be the perfect fit for me. I'm afraid of failing, but right now, it seems like I'm more afraid to fly than I am to fail.

I'm doing everything I can to change that attitude. On monday, I will know for sure where I stand as far as the Visual art association is concerned. Will I be leading the club? Will I not? For once in my life I feel confident enough to do it. I don't carry the attitude of "someone could do it better than me" around anymore. It never helped me, just allowed me to let great opportunities pass  by.

I'm excited for all of the opportunities for artistic growth that are in front of me this semester. I haven't done anything with print making in 3 years and I have been waiting to take a class like this since I started my undergraduate education. I'm not used to the process of printmaking but I have so many ideas and I hope that I can carry them out. I'll be posting images from my process in printmaking as well as images of my final painting in different stages from start to finish. Wish me luck!

Friday, August 27, 2010

2010 Top 45 Art Therapy blogs

Medical Billing

Thank you to Blogging Awards and Medical Billing and Coding for listing Same Sky, Different Light among the top 45 Art Therapy blogs of 2010. I was so suprised!

I found so many great art therapy blogs and am now following many of those that were also awarded!
Check out the list here:

Thank you!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Eric Daigh

stippling with pushpins :)
created only using black, white, red, blue, and yellow push pins.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


the better to post more random things, my dear.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Japanese Architecture

Read the article here:
Japan, Living Large in Tiny Houses

 Gorgeous, fresh designs created to utilize limited space. Some of the homes are made from recycled materials. Personally, I want the penguin house. :)

Holy Family University's Art Department on WHYY

Creative Campus Home Page- click to see interview with Holy Family U's Art Department

This interview really captures the spirit of a small, close-knit art department. I feel so lucky to be a part of it all.
Pam Flynn is by far one of the best teachers, of any subject, that I've ever had. Love you Pam!! Thanks WHYY!

Monday, July 26, 2010

All of a Sudden

I'm sketching again and what's more is that I'm dying to paint the things I sketch. I've been going through an artist's block for quite a while now. Maybe it was insecurity that the ideas I had weren't "good enough". I think I'm just going to let myself fly instead of worrying about falling.

Yesterday, I sketched a few images that mean something to me and I didn't struggle with myself while drawing them out. I can't wait to start painting.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Alphonse Mucha

Happy 150th Birthday to Mucha!

Friday, July 23, 2010

This site is amazing!
Full of current female artists including (but not limited to!) photographers, painters, sculptors and musicians.

Definitely worth checking out :)

Jaclyn Santos

Santos uses her artwork to make strong statements about the identities and portrayal of women in modern times. I really relate to her because she often uses herself as the model, displaying herself as various female stereotypes such as the sexy housewife, wild sans underwear celebrity on a night out, the beautiful woman alone at the bar, as well as placing herself into masculine settings such as a men's bathroom, standing or sitting in a urinal. The women in these paintings, many of them very attractive, still seem awkward. It as if they don't belong any where. Santos places these figures alone in their environment to emphasize their isolation from society, something that is becoming more common in America's modern culture. 

Read Jaclyn's interview with about her experience with reality tv show Work of Art;

Check out more of her work at:

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Breath taking work

These watercolors were created for a children's book.
I want a copy!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Lucio Frizzotti Formazione

I love the use of layers, textures, and color. Absolutely beautiful!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Joseph Taylor

While looking at ideas for where to go as far as woodcut designs, I came across the website of Joseph Taylor. I really liked his work!
Detailed woodcuts and beautiful oil paintings! Check it out at the link above :)

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Many of these images are directly from the graphic novels, others were found at and were created by some wonderfully talented artists!