The Greatest RPG Ever Made?I love video games. If I'm ever given the choice between a shopping spree or a gaming marathon, I'll happily sit in the dark with a bowl of chips and a controller. However, I've never played even one Halo game, so I don’t think I can fully wear the badge of “girl gamer.”
I got started a little late on technology. When I was a kid, my mom would buy my brother and I just about any toy we desired except video games. In her eyes, sweetened cereal, sandboxes, and video games were things to be avoided because they were bad for your health (according to the evening news). However, when a neighbor was cleaning out her storage and came across a Sega Genesis her kids didn't want, mom didn't object to letting us have it (yay for free toys!).
A year later, she bought us a Playstation from the local game exchange store with a handful of games from the used “greatest hits” bin. All of the games I had played up to that point were platformers and sidescrollers, so I
Where did that come from? Summer 2013 trendsModern art is working its way back into fashion yet again! Some of the hottest items appearing on the runway and in our favorite retailer's stores this season feature bold geometric patterns. These patterns are no longer limited to tops and accessories, skirts and pants have also been taken over by this trend. Floral patterns have also “sprung up,” appearing on maxi dresses and skinny jeans. Both pattern types clash in a delightful way when paired together. The color palette of this trend is much cooler than the neon bright hues of last year, so there is little worry of looking garish.
The newly released remake of the 1974 The Great Gatsby, set in the Roaring 20's, has inspired the fashion world to take a look back at some of the styles and trends of the now distant past. You might be wondering why I mentioned modern
The truth about HomeschoolingI was homeschooled from middle school up to college. Homeschooling was (and still is) a good fit for my family, and I did really well academically because of it. Each year, at the beginning of the summer, my brother and I would take a standardized test and mail it off to be scored by the state. The results would be sent back to my parents and the Board of Education. The Board would acknowledge our passing from one grade to the next and send a letter of formal excuse from school for the following year. I was homeschooled without the use of a computer (however, we did own one) for 5-7 hours a day five days a week by my mother. To those on the outside, those tactics seemed extreme, but my siblings and I were still left with quite a lot of time to play and participate in extra-curricular activities.
Even with proven evidence that homeschooling is an eff
Art(WORK)Chances are, when you explain what your job is to someone the response isn't, “you get paid for that?” It's a legitimate question for some professions, but I'm an illustrator. On top of that, I refuse to work for free. You wouldn't put in eight plus hours at your place of work for no pay would you? Most people don't consider what I and other artists do to be legitimate 'work.' I'm having fun, so how can it be possible that I'm also “working?” It's possible to have fun while working, but the process of making art is not always “fun.”
When art is exhibited, you rarely see what it took to get to the final piece. There's an assumption that artist's pieces are born “as is,” that there were no stops along the way, but that is rarely the case. Even for art pieces that are based on chance, a certain amount of success and failure had proceeded their birth. In fact, the failures are important to get to the success.
Sean P. Morrisey: PrintmakerSean Morrisey’s work is based upon how humans are effecting the environment through American suburban homes and also the identity which is made by the new up and coming generation of 20 somethings in America. In addition to that, his work also explores the materials used in construction and the irony of consumerism. He uses several techniques in producing his prints which include screenprinting, digital prints, and chine colle. Sean also created short term installations made of cut paper which were documented in his studio in Pittsburg. Sean’s prints make use of positive and negative shapes, flat planes of color. The majority of work that he showed us during his lecture was from his Graduate School education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Sean currently is living and working in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and is a visiting artist this week here at the Myers School of Art.
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