I’m messy. 

I’m messy. 

Testing materials. 

Testing materials. 

I ran out of tea bags here and had to come up with something else to fill up the rest of the space. 

I ran out of tea bags here and had to come up with something else to fill up the rest of the space. 


Mark Mawson - Aqueous, 2012 - colored ink in water

Being a genius vs. having a genius 

I’d say my genius comes when I find one piece of inspiration from somewhere and then I can build off of that I stay inspired and keep working off of one little idea. I think that sometimes I have trouble coming up with ideas, but when I do the inspiration doesn’t tend to stop until I finish the piece, unless I get hung up on small details. Sometimes this gives me the ability to finish a piece quite quickly, if I am in the right mind set. 

Reflection: Week 4 

I made a second window this week with sections and put tissue glass on it. I started seeing what the two windows looked like together and thought about putting picture frames betweens/around the two windows.

I talked to Mr. Ingenthron about how to display my windows. He said we couldn’t hang them, but we could hang the picture frames. He came up with two ideas:

1. Hang them on the wall sideways so you could see through both sides. 

2. Put them on pedestals on the middle of the room so you could see through both, 

The Critique Handbook  

In your opinion, what do you think the role of the critique, as it’s described in this chapter, could be in a class like ours?

Instead of complimenting people on what you like about their project, tell them whats working and why. It is equally if not more important to say what feels off to you and why. I think giving advice or saying what you would do with the piece gives a lot of unique and different angles so the artist can get a new perspective on their own art.

According to this chapter and your past experiences, how can you get the most out of a critique of your own work?

I think its important to actually consider what people are saying about your work: good and bad and not just ignore it. When I’m more stubborn in my own ideas of what I want my piece to be, I might miss out on helpful information.

How can you be a helpful participant in your classmates’ critiques?

Give my own unique perspective and receive other’s unique perspectives graciously. I believe that honesty is important in critiques, but on a constructive way, not in an unnecessarily harsh way.