Hacking Hallelujah and Heavenly Eggs.

Hey there beautiful! πŸ™‚

Hope your doing wonderful! πŸ™‚ Today was wonderful other than my allergies kicking my booty! Β 0_0 Β I got to decorate easter eggs with my cousins and hang out with family that I havent seen in forever! What have I been up to lately? Painting painting printmaking painting modeling going out for walks and painting πŸ™‚ I’ve been super busy but I wouldn’t have it any other way so thankful I can work this hard! I am so thankful to be doing what I love at a place that I love around the people I love.

Heres a few pics from my shoot! Enjoy! πŸ™‚ Also Photo credit to Al Cooley! thanks for the awesome opportunity!

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Never give up never lose focus.

photo credit: Al Cooley with my own personal editing

Those were just facial shots here are some fancy ones! πŸ™‚

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What I've had to realize lately.

I am so thankful to have had that opportunity to help build my portfolio πŸ™‚ Also, I did some easter egg decorating today πŸ™‚ with my cousins! ( while hacking and coughing and sneezing :[ ) because of my allergies. We also did some egg tossing, egg hunting, and eating deviled eggs yummm!

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As far as projects gooo here is what I have been up too! I illustrated and bound Β my own “Adult” themed alphabet book for my mythology class! I have to scan my prints from my printmaking class I will show those soon.

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Have a great night folks!

You are kind.

You are smart.

You are important!

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P.S. This is a show im going to be in! πŸ™‚

– Alexandra

Printmaking, Phobias, and Pearls of Wisdom.

Hey Beautiful,

Battling the Demons Inside

We all have our own personal struggles and burdens we each bare

Its been awhile, I tell ya I feel like its been ages. I have been caught up with all my homework that I realize I need to find a better balance so things can go smoother πŸ™‚ lol but its all a learning experience right? πŸ™‚ I figured I would show you some pieces I have done! Also recently I started a new painting for a phobia assignment for my alla prima class.

This was a piece I did about my brother and growing up.

This was a piece I did about my brother and growing up.

This is a piece I did about my grandfathers battle with cancer.

This is a piece I did about my grandfathers battle with cancer.

Sometimes I just want to fly away from it all.

Sometimes I just want to fly away from it all.

I just love quilts.

I just love quilts.

Sometimes bad things happen but we can not let them determine our futures.

Sometimes bad things happen but we can not let them determine our futures.

I feel secure when I am wrapped up in a comfy quilt.

I feel secure when I am wrapped up in a comfy quiltΒ 

Drippy Thoughts.

Hey Beautiful!

Hows everything going? If your on break already I hope you are enjoying it! πŸ™‚

What have I been up to lately? I have been doing a little bit of everything trying to get as much painting in, went and did a little shopping, and celebrated with some friends. Heres what i have been up to! I decided to do some quick animal studies because I havent really painted a lot of animals before πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

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I thought I would leave you with that inspiration!

Have a great day and remember choose to keep a positive attitude!

-Alexandra Elizabeth

Ice Tea and Ice Toes.

Hey Beautiful,

So its super freezing today. I know I live in Michigan.. I should be used to it by know but the weathers mood swings lately are upsetting.. so I have been working in my little studio apartment lately, painting and watching christmas and disney movies, actually doing marathons because of my super long painting sessions.. but its been hardcore raining usually at night and the wind has been really hard and it blows the tree thats right in front my my only window into that side of my apartment.. I feel like its going to come crashing through said window and kill me. of course thats a silly fear. But seriously I’m kinda scared its going to happen lol.

Anywho, I feel like a hermit I have been stuck in my apt just working, but its okay.. theres something comforting about just working.. trying to become the best version of yourself.. Im so determined to make something out of myself.. not only for myself, but for the kids I mentor..

I just finished two watercolor paintings today Im really proud of them.

 

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Its for my watercolor for the illustrator class at kendall. I’m really proud of this piece.. I have been really inspired by quilts lately, and the sentimental value they hold. Quilting makes me think of my heritage, actually the quilt that I used for this piece was my parents first quilt when they got married. The dress I was wearing in that piece was my grandmothers and I happen to love love love that dress. I took inspiration from vincent van goghs starry night, his swirls, and how lovely they are… I love swirls especially in compositions.

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I have come to realize there are just people and things you cannot change.. you cannot please everybody, and its ok. Β Things happen for a reason, whether good or bad it doesnt make you a bad person, it means that you just werent entirely on the same wavelength with people or situations.

Anyways its two in the morning Im headed to bed night folks!

Have a great week, remember to choose your attitude.

Love and cupcakes,

Alexandra Elizabeth

Sugar me Sweet. Flavor me Salty.

Hey Beautiful!

Β  Β  I hope your doing well. The sun is shining and the air feels warm, so to me nothing seems to be more perfect then that, even tho everything else is so crazy hectic right now trying to finish up school, and realizing that I may be working as hard as I possibly can but theres still so much more that I don’t know, and need to learn.

Β  Β  Β I sit here trying to come up with the right words to sum up the way Im feeling and I guess I feel kinda numb. I am worried about the upcoming summer, I have applied at nearly ten different jobs, and there hasn’t even been a nibble from any of them. I am worried about the painting I am working on, and I am starting to wonder if I have what it takes to render it the way I want, but I won’t lose hope. But those are all parts of growing up and taking responsibility I suppose.

” If you don’t learn from your mistakes, there’s no sense making them.”
– Anonymous

‘ That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.”
–Β 
By Michael Johnson

I like inspirational quotes, and I guess these were the words I needed to hear.

( progress on my painting)

Β  Β  Β Also, I gave a shot at doing a gallery proposal. I hope I get it, it would be a sweet opportunity, and this show is titled ” Sugar me sweet. Flavor me salty.” its going to (hopefully) a show based around everything yummy and scrumptious to the eye.

I hope you have a great day.

REMEMBER-

CHOOSE TO KEEP A POSITIVE ATTITUDE.

(even if its hard)

❀

Rendering, Relatives, and Wrong Doings.

Hey Beautiful,

I miss blogging so much. I haven’t had internet for about a week or more.. 😦 and gas is like 4 dollars a gallon now so getting to a place with internet was hard.

BUT ANYWAYS- how have you been? Hows life? Hope your doing well, and that life is treating you kind.

Okay so I will catch you up on the last couple of weeks, HERE WE GOO!!!

I feel so blessed for my education at Kendall. I feel like Im finally finding myself.

BODIES OF ART 2012, “FOREST FLOOR”.

Me, Myself, and I. I modeled a gold necklace.

My design submission for the show. My outfit was native american inspired, mostly by the colors and the culture.

This is my model Jasmine. Shes so super pretty! πŸ™‚

Me and Sam the girl that designed my necklace.

Gorgeous Hayley.

Adorable Alicia.

Us Girls.

( Hayley, Alexandra, Layla, Alicia, and Jasmine ).

CHICAGO! I went this past saturday and also once the week before that.

FREDY AND AMY πŸ™‚

My Jensen Ackles portrait.

Started the Painting of my rendering!! its getting there πŸ™‚

Well beautiful I am headed off to bed.

Have a great day tomorrow,

and remember CHOOSE YOUR ATTITUDE.

❀

Naked Pottery, and Attention Grabbing Fishies.

Hey beautiful,

Hope your day was awesome! Hope your enjoying the weather its beautiful outside!

So today was kinda hard, I guess it would be yesterday now cuz its 12:30 butt it would have been my grandpas 82nd birthday.. Its been four years now since he had passed away but its still hard, I was really close to him growing up.

He got us those cowboy hats for my brother and I.

My brother was really close to him.

So my mom, my brother, and I picked up my grandma and we went for lunch at The Brickyard in my hometown. I of course couldn’t eat but it was nice to just talk and listen. I love listening to my grandmother, shes so awesome. Afterwards I got to hang out with my mother, I have missed her so much being away to college.. she keeps me balanced I guess. I miss the simple life back at home.

We went to a little pottery place called naked plates and painted travel mugs. It was so nice to do something like that with her. But I never realized how hard it would be to like let loose and just do something without being meticulous and “stay within the lines”. To not make it perfect was hard. Mom was like I want you to just do it, not think about it just put color on there and paint.. I think I started sweating and almost hyperventilating at the thought of not making it perfect or whatever perfect is lol I am not perfect by any means.

I first drew out on my cup lines to paint within. Then the man in the shop grabbed my brush from me and was like here do this he grabbed a pottery wheel threw my cup on there and was like hey paint it all in this shade and go from there.

I did.

It was oddly liberating. I loved it.

So I made this cup out to be inspirational, so every time I look at it I can remind myself theres no need for me to be perfect I am just fine the way I am.

Then once we left there was this cool like fountian pond thing in the mall where people threw coins in and such and there was gold fish. I love gold fish. Anyways these fish were the most tame creatures I have ever saw. They were like dogs or something… they werent afraid of me and in fact they kept coming up for air right by where I was sitting on the edge of the fountain as if begging me to pet them! They were the cutest things ever!

Or at least I think they liked the attention, and having their pictures taken lol.

Well I better get to bed Ill leave you with some inspiration!

Night! ❀

Rendering, Recovering, and Carrying On That Wayward Sun.

Hey Beautiful,

So I just got my wisdom teeth pulled out two days ago, but I am not letting this slow me down at all in fact I feel like I am being so productive and its awesome. I am finishing up on my rendering, finishing up some math homework that needed to be done, and working on an outfit for Kendall’s Bodies Of Art.. So I am pretty busy but I like things that way. I tend to work better when I have a million things to do. Also, I am trying to figure out who I want to paint for my next portrait… usually I paint the female figure so I feel like I should paint a man for a change… lol

How are you tho? I hope life is treating you kind, and that you are safe happy and healthy.

Well heres a look into what I have been doing lately… I just accomplished my biggest most epic project so far!! :3 My graphite drawing!

Mommy got me flowers to keep me company πŸ™‚

Dads got me watching this show on moonshining + swamp people + sons of guns.

Well I hope you have a great day!

❀

Graphite, Hair Bows, and Wisdom.

Hey Beautiful,

Thought I would let you in on what I have been up to lately. Its been fairly busy with school. How are you? I hope your doing good, don’t forget to smile, it looks great on you!

Ok so since its totally late, Ill show you what I have been up to! It will be short and sweet!! πŸ™‚

SOOO I have been working intensely on my rendering project, and I just completed my first layer on my painting.

Also, I have been watching a lot of my favorite well at least one of my favorite t.v series Supernatural on netflix.

About a half an hour ago I figured out how to do a hair bow. lol

I am not looking forward to the upcoming ice storm, or that I have to have all 4 of my wisdom teeth pulled thursday morning. But I guess the brightside would be no jaw pain, so its worth it right?

Well I hope you have an excellent today, as well as tomorrow, and I shall hope to blog again very soon.

Have a great day,

and remember choose to keep a positive attitude.