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Thursday, April 29, 2010


You can read the article HERE. You can also pick the Nashville Arts Magazine around town. If you would like a copy just let me know.

The picture they took of me looks so funny! It looks like I’ve been crying.

What a treat!
They only put up four of my library cards, two of which I have blogged about already.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Wabbit Season

Recently, rabbits have been my new subject matter. A week ago I finished a watercolor painting of a conjoined rabbit. Today, I finished a dry-point engraving of a rabbit and printed it after lunch. Here is what they look like.

Not the best prints but I love the paper! I stained it with instant tea powder over the weekend. The plate I used was very thick, so I lost some of the line quality in the engraving. I'm going to start over tomorrow on a thinner piece of Plexiglas.
As I looked over these prints, I started thinking about all the different rabbits and bunnies that affected my life in some way or another...

White rabbits, gray rabbits, black rabbits, fuzzy rabbits, short-haired rabbits.

Monday, April 26, 2010

I made a flier

The illustrations were cut out from a free book I got at the library last year.

Can't winn'em all, right?

My mom sat me down today when I got off work to talk about my situation. She said,
"Sweetie, I want to pay for your student loans. I don't want you to miss this wonderful opportunity. You deserve it."
I replied,
"It's alright mom, at least I can keep my job if I go to school here."

Maybe New York? At least PRATT gives wonderful scholarships with the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. I am indeed a fool for not applying. It's kind of funny how optimistic I was back in the winter.

(Me thinking to myself in January)
"Nahh, no worries Lauren! You will totally get the money you need! The Art Institute is the only place for you. There is no where else you would rather be."

(Me talking to myself now)
"You're are an idiot."

I'm biting my nails hopping I got into Watkins...what a joke

Eight Eight Ate

Still in the works. This piece was done with watercolor and pen.

ALSO, Keep your eyes open for the next issue of Nashville Arts Magazine. There will be an article about the art program at Hillsboro High School. Two other classmates and I were interviewed about our artwork and future plans as young artist. I'm very excited to see it! 

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

Hillsboro's Festival of the Arts!!

Festival of the Arts is an annual gathering at Hillsboro High School where students, parents, and the community are welcome to come and enjoy all of the Hillsboro students' creative abilities. Guests are welcome to view performances by the Hillsboro Chamber Orchestra and Concert Band, the Hillsboro Players, the Sophisticats, and vocal students in. Another main attraction to the Festival of Art is the great Visual Arts program. During and following the auditorium performances, in the small gym, there will be the opportunity to view featured art works created by Hillsboro Visual Arts and Photography students using a wide variety of media which include award winning pieces. Musical entertainment will be provided by Hillsboro students and members of the Hillsboro community. Ryan Jennings will be playing sitar and David Gilmore on drums. Refreshments will be served in the art exhibit. Tickets are six dollars!! For more info click the link below..

FOR THE FIRST TIME, I will be showing my David Steine print along with a few other surprises! It's going to be great and I hope you can make it out that night.

Also, I am being evaluated in about an hour for my IB Visual Studio Art HL Class. Keep your fingers crossed! Happy "Holiday" everyone.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Working on something new

Hopefully this will be finished by the end of the week. I want to be able to hang it in the art show. Time to pull an all-nighter!!

The moment you have all been waiting for

I finished printing the David Steine portrait yesterday. Here's how it works!

WANT TO SEE THE FINISHED PRINT? Come to the Hillsboro High School Art Show on April 22nd. It starts at 6 o'clock sharp in the small gym. Maybe you can snag yourself one while your there.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Oh my god this is actually happening

I never thought I would be one of those high school students who had no idea what college they were going to attend. I am, and it's terrible. The worst thing about it; I still cant accept the fact I'm not going to the school I've dreamed of. I put in so much effort and so much time to get as much scholarships and financial aid, and none of it paid off. I'm a sitting duck while everyone signs up for housing and study abroad.
The worst thing about building up you hopes is realizing that it was kind of too much to ask for in the beginning.
Why do these kids with absolutely no common sense and the attention span of a five year-old have everything figured out?
 BUT I'M SO HAPPY FOR ALL OF YOU!  I wish everyone could win.

Quality education and funding for students should be avaliable to EVERYONE. Whether you're from a white middle-class family, or if your parents don't work for Vanderbilt.

Haiku Hyena

Weekend was grad. Now it's time to start something new and exciting, or maybe just start something you never finished like I did.
Yes folks, I'm talking about the zine. I want to do a collaborative zine, one in which everyone and anyone can write for it! So I'm asking all of you to join in on the fun. At first I only wanted haikus, but now I want whatever you got.
Have an interesting story? An insightful journal entry? A haiku?

 Well, send it to me!

Also, If you have drawings or pictures for your stories, haiku, poems, etc. send them as well!

I mean business this time.

Send them to be by April 28th

Thursday, April 8, 2010



Art Workbook

For IB Visual Studio Art, we have to do research in what we like to call an "Art WB" (workbook).
Now that it's the end of the year, we have to submit 30 of our best pages to be graded. I thought that I would show you guys what I've been "researching" for the last two years. I picked these pages sort of randomly. You might learn a thing or two if you read them!
All in all, I did about one hundred pages in each book. Here is a mix of the two...

Liked anything you read? Do some more research-------

Henry Darger

Hyman Bloom

Oliver Herring 

Outsider Art


It's obvious people have too much time on their hands when they make a website dedicated to deformed cats. And I clear have too much time on my hands because I found it, good grief.