Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Enter, Entering, Entered.

So, I guess Spring Break 2010 wasn't as brainless and lazy as I would have liked it to be. Maybe a couple more days would have been nice to have, but hey I ain't mad atcha! 
Here are the pieces I have entered recently to the "You Want Some Of This?" juried art competition. 15 bucks gets you 3 pieces, which will be juried by Keith Boadwee himself and a chance to be shown 
at the Corridor Gallery in Seattle. Rad.
 ...and for Beyond Borders:
(the one of Lauren with the diamonds on her face was also entered for BB)

Girl's gotta keep the right side of her brain pumping somehow!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


I am a withering crop with my sun 
being the mental asylum lighting of either the printmaking lab or the fabrics room, my soil being campus grounds/the sofa in the art department and my water being a cough I have had for 3 weeks. 


Okay maybe I am exaggerating with that first metaphor, but let's put it this way: the last 72 hours of my life have been spent in the art building. Coughing. Printmaking. Hand Sewing. Gluing. Coughing. Getting Sore. Dying a little on the inside. Wearing the same outfit to school. 
"Carmen, please get some rest this weekend," my mom told me over the phone today. 
I wish! Too bad I still have my entire printmaking portfolio, a fabrics final, two art history exams (grade-dependent!) and the Beyond Borders juried art competition to submit to! All of which must be done by this weekend. I even have to postpone taking Kyle's (Hunting Hat) band photos. Boooooooo!

Well, here are the current fruits of my labor/indentured servitude:

Lil' Kim T-Bone Steak Photo Lithograph print
I contacted MEATPAPER magazine with these pictures. They were interested. Woo! 
 Katazome Pieces for Fibers/Fabrics class 
The second piece's mosaic in the middle was done with broken mirror pieces I found in my alleyway. Everything is hand-stitched...I've never sewn until now.
Lauryn Hill as Queen of The Mic Hand-Drawn Lithograph print 
By the time I finished tracing the layers and maneuvering around minor problems, it was 4:30 a.m. so the quality of the prints themselves are not what I wanted. They will have to do for critique but will be redone for the final portfolio. 
And for dramatic effect, a sublime film starring Lauryn Hill:

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Three of my photos got accepted and will be published in my school's art and literary publication Labryinth Magazine! Yeah!