I have never really been much into art, but some of these activities really did make it entertaining for me. The first two activities that we did in this class were actually some of the ones that I enjoyed the most. They were fun to do because I have a friend in the class and we worked together on these first two activities and really had a good time doing them. Another one I enjoyed doing was the art care package because I made a care package to send to my best friend who transferred schools recently. I enjoyed that one a lot because I don’t get to see him as much as I used to so it felt good setting up a care package for him because I missed him and it reminded me of how much fun it was being able to hang out with him before whenever I wanted to. One I didn’t like was the zine and flip book activity just because it seemed complicated to do and I decided not to do it because I didn’t exactly understand it. Another that wasn’t one of my favorites was the automatic drawing because it was hard to sit still enough for it and it just didn’t work that well for me. The last that I didn’t like that much was the graffiti drawing activity because I am not very artistic so I didn’t feel motivated to do it. If I had to make any changes to the class I would just make beach board more involved in the process because I know how to use it well and it would help me to stay organized and remember to do the work.
This week I met Shannon Jenich in class. She is a human development major in her second year at CSULB. During high school she was in the njrotc program for all four years that she was there. She also used to play tennis while she was in high school. After college she is planning on becoming a nurse practitioner as her career for her life.
This week our class met in the Japanese Gardens on campus. In the gardens, we were instructed to make some sketches of the things we saw. This included a pond, lots of plants and trees, lilypads and and fish in the water, a little bridge, etc. While doing these sketches, one of our challenges was to not look down at our paper and to just try and have our pencil recreate what our eyes were seeing. This was not an easy task for me. I have never been very good at drawing and then now not being able to look down at what I was drawing made it even more challenging. I have to admit that I did break this rule every now and then to look down at what I had. I enjoyed this day in the gardens because it was very relaxing and calming place to hang out. I also thought it was cool seeing all the fish and how big some of them were. I enjoyed doing the sketches in the beginning when we were allowed to look down at our papers and what we were drawing, but my sketches did no justice to the beauty that was in that garden.
This week I met Eliza Karpel at the Japanese Gardens. She is a first year student at CSULB and is majoring in Fashion Merch. Originally, she was from the East Coast, but moved to California 3 years ago. Her family now lives in Roseville, which is near Sacramento. In her free time, Eliza enjoys going swing dancing for fun. When she was in high school she was a part o the marching band. Once she graduates college, Eliza wants to travel Europe sometime in her future.