Painting Edges of a Large Piece in my Studio

This video is an effort to share a bit more raw, unedited footage with you! 

I feel like in the online world, and sometimes in my own work, you get the edited perfect version of everything. I try to be a real as possible, but I do love to make pretty photos + videos to share with you. 

I got some footage while painting this large 36" round cacti piece, and I thought I would share it in real time. No time-lapse, no fancy editing. It's pretty short, but I thought it would be fun to try! Maybe we can have more of these in the future :) 

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I hope your week is off to an amazing start! Today I worked on a new art print collection, went and worked out with my personal trainer, and then recorded tomorrow's episode of the podcast with Asia! Now I'm off to the Coyotes hockey game with Jake and our friends :) A good excuse to get away from my desk!

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ARCHITECTURE_Video: The Making of a Laser Cut Model

I'm always looking for new ways to share what I'm working on with you guys. Since I usually hold off on showing my architecture work until it is finished, I thought I would create a video that shows more of the process that occurs over a quarter (10 weeks) in my studio. Although this video may seem pretty basic to someone who is familiar with making models and digital fabrication, I thought that for those who aren't it could be pretty exciting to see and informative! I hope you check out the video and enjoy!

P.S. This is a very rough study model. We will be building some intense ones with awesome craft in the next few weeks!

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OOTD_86: Studio Review

DSC_0762 Today was my mid-review for studio, so I always like to wear a dress or skirt, and wear something that is professional but still exciting. This dress is a go to in my closet because it's a neutral but it still bold and graphic. The cut of it really suits being paired with an oversized blazer like this one. You may remember this outfit a while back as well where I styled this dress for a school day. Finally, it's great to add a decisive pop of color to your outfit when making a presentation, so I finished off my look with this bright statement necklace I made a while back. This was a piece of a small "collection" my friend Ariana and I worked on a while back, which I plan to share more on later. This quarter we have been experimenting with other students and our professor with digitally fabricated jewelry which is really exciting!

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Don't forget you can always quickly change up your look with your hair! I tried a middle part today because I feel like my hair is finally long enough, and I really liked how it streamlined my look.

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ARCHITECTURE_Make Peace with Fidgeting

Now that I'm back at school and working in my studio (alot...frequently...always...forever...) I want to share my architectural progress on a more regular basis. In the first week and a half of school, I already have two projects to share that have been completed. If you mainly read my blog for the fashion, I hope you still find this somewhat interesting, and if not, no worries because I'll be posting about what I wore on a regular basis! This quarter in my studio we will each be designing a sixty to eighty-thousand square foot middle school for an urban site in downtown Chicago (site visit pending in April...yee!) To introduce us to the realm of school design, my teacher referred to the "practical design ideas" from the book entitled The Third Teacher. In this book, there are "79 ways you can use design to transform teaching and learning." For our project, we paired up with another student and randomly selected one of the numbers. We then designed quickly using sketches and study models, focusing on concrete solutions and stayed away from formal moves at this point in the quarter.

My partner, Ariana Martin, and I chose number 22, "Make Peace with Fidgeting." The book described it as "brain development" and to treat it as so.

Finally, I would like to reiterate that this was a group project that Ariana and I collaborated on through all stages of the development--aka even though I'm the one posting about it, she deserves just as much credit as I do!

The full presentation board can be best viewed here: Fidgeting Presentation, but I have included the individual drawings below as well for better image quality.

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Thank you so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed this type of post. If so, I will be sharing another assignment I worked on in the next few days. If you're interested in this project, you can learn more about The Third Teacher or check out our class blog, Learning Ecologies, where we will post all of our progress and inspiration.

If you'd like to see my past architectural portfolios, they can be viewed here.