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Olive Logos
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http://thumb.9folds.com/700x0/1440201/1292415835.53/olive_logo.jpg

http://www.logomyway.com/marketPlace/salcuni_2772/companyolive.jpg

http://www.theadman.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Olive-CMYK-300x222.jpg

http://s3-media1.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/1Kpk1lGPhHF0aHcBW1xSgg/l.jpg

Drawing a round logo in PhotoShop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXG6H-6l3aI

Mediterranean Palette.
http://www.colourlovers.com/paletteImg/FF8D73/DF6D6C/B46D7D/65534F/B7B173/Mediterranean_02.png?cPW=MC4zMiwwLjE3LDAuMDcsMC4xMiwwLjMy
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Link to my mail art dissertation - free download
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There have been a number of requests for my dissertation lately.  Here's the link to the free download.

This is an update on my activities sent to Anna Banana in October 2014
You can also buy a copy of the printed book.  The price exactly covers the price of the printing and shipping that LuLu.com charges.  Ruud Janssen is the one who organized this years after the dissertation was approved and I got my doctorate.  After that I learned the hard way that no one wanted to hire a post-middle aged Ph.D. with interdisciplinary education. Whoops!  I'm still paying that student loan back.  Now I'm teaching art in a for-profit Art Institute and I actually love my job.
I'm still doing mail art.  Mostly I send out my postcard paintings. Also I use rubber stamps and stencils. I get inspired to make postcard paintings in response to mail art themes.  I made 50 paintings on the Lord Byron theme but only sent one to the show.  The Lonely Shore (from Byron's Childe Harold) theme was irresistible.  I've been exchanging experimental draiwngs in India ink with Kaz in Japan.
You can see some of the mail art paintings at honoriastarbuck.com.  My most recent series was not mail art inspired but I did send one to a mail artist in Berlin. The theme is young corn.  I went out painting as my husband flew drones over a crop of corn to document its health for a farmer.  I did about 50 "young corn" postcards.
I keep up with a few mail artists on facebook and Ning.

Anatomy of the Shoulder Girldle video
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Sycra's 45 minute video

http://youtu.be/hctC43wq0pY

Dallas Art Tip
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The Nash Sculpture Center.  Elsworth in the Reflecting Pond and Heatherwick Imagination new Boat design.

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My zen brush drawing of the Brancusi and look the Delauney Tour Eiffel is hanging again.

Beautiful day of mighty fine art with Knut.

Student Reflections in Life Drawing and Anatomy Week 2
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Hi Class,

Some of you have a good handle on writing your comparison but others miss the mark and loose points.

The Rubric for the 20 points for the written part of the point sheet is:

10 points — 3 professional terms (underline them)

5 points — 1 paragraph with beginning, middle, and end

5 points — Final sentence that describes what tool or technique you plan to use in your next drawing based on what you learned from your peers in the class.

Here is an example that I received this week that rates all 20 points.

X is an amazing artist.  I love the way he uses pastels in order to achieve a sense of chiaroscuro to get the level of value and contrast in the way he produces lines and background.  The center image pops out from the the background.  Next week I want to practice with pastels and color along with getting better proportions.

Another example of a good reflection inspired by the work of a fellow student.  This reflection is missing the final sentence.

Today we learned more about anatomy, the bones and ligaments. In my case, I use hard contrasts in dark and light and have good overall proportionsbase on the skeleton.  However, I think that I lack a Gestalt feeling.  In my classmate, X’s drawing you could tell right away his story because he incorporated a dragon in his composition that went with the pose of the model.

A final sentence might be to add:

Next week I will think about a possible story from the first and sketch in background information around the model (such as a dragon) to get a strong Gestalt into my work.

Here is an example of a very incomplete paragraph that did not earn high points.  Can you tell why not?

I could have drawn more detail and remember about the background so the artwork could have more value.

This is what I think:
The sentence has a number of thoughts that can be broken up into different sentences.
TIP: It is key to find the work of one other student and compare your work to their drawing to define a clear direction for your next experiment in life drawing.

+ Plus + this run-on sentence uses 3 terms but not so that we can clearly see what they mean

- Minus - it does not have a beginning, middle and end, with the middle section developed by comparing to another student.

- Minus - it does not have a final sentence that shows a plan for a future drawing.

This low-scoring sentence can be recrafted for more points and I am willing to help students compose your reflections.  Just ask!

I look forward to reading your increasingly professional reflections as you build your professional and anatomical vocabulary.


Student reflections good and bad!
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Hi Class,

Some of you have a good handle on writing your note to your future professional self but others miss the mark and loose points.

The Rubric for the 20 points for the written part of the point sheet is:

10 points — 3 professional terms (underline them)

5 points — 1 paragraph with beginning, middle, and end using the terms in an understandable context

5 points — Final sentence that describes what you learned today to apply to your future career.

YES!

Here is an example that I received this week that rates all 20 points.

The class in 106 helped me a lot with work.  Psychic line was a big help with on my animation projects because it gave the characters emotion. Abstract shapes helped with my fantasy projects because I was able to create original buildings and worlds. A lot of doing and redoing was needed to get the right scenes.  While contour and gesture lines helped give my characters their own personality and movements.

YES!

Another example of a good reflection inspired by the work of a fellow student.

This email is to inform you of the future use of realistic and distorted art in future games.  I believe that you will find these incredibly useful along with a new skill in your arsenal known as non-objective (or abstract) artwork.  This would work amazingly for rough drafts of landscapes and certain effects that you want to take place in your video games.  You need to focus on making your use of psychic lines almost perfect as this is a major part in getting people interested in your projects and makes your video games that much more desirable.

NO!

Here is an example of a paragraph that does not use the vocabulary so earns no points.

I work for Trinity creating a new war game.  I am one of the lead designers.  I just bought my fifth Tesla and a rare white tiger.  Some might say I should be on the cover of GameInformer magazine for the best game of 2020.

Sorry - you rule, but you do not get points for this game of use-your-vocabulary-to-show you know how to apply the concepts of the day’s topics.

+ Plus + it is a fun use of humor and exaggeration

- Minus - it does not have a beginning, middle and end, with the middle section developed by using the daily vocabulary in the context of being an awesome game designer

Note this paragraph assignment is in place of a daily vocabulary quiz, so take it seriously enough to put all the words and use them in a way that shows that you know what they mean.

I look forward to reading your increasingly professional reflections as you build your professional  vocabulary.


King Ranch Casserole Gang
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Knut, Honoria, Lucas and Kryssi, aka, the King Ranch Casserole gang share in a lovely dinner party.
We made King Ranch Casserole and some yummy appetizers with balsamic vineger marinated cippolini onions and cheese.
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Mail Art Fluxus Archive
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I'm sending the Kiss show here.
Keith A Buchholz. Fluxus / St.louis. 3449 Hartford St. Saint Louis, Mo. 63118.
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Painting Lesson One: Surprises in tubes
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Painting Lesson for Perry

I’d like to express my thanks by giving you a painting lesson.
Here in fact, is a paint-by-mail lesson.

Materials – you can get them at Hobby Lobby or Michael’s.
Here are the Hobby Lobby links so you can see photos.

Painting Lesson Number One:  Surprises in paint tubes

Introduction:
According to one of the great drawing teachers of all times, Betty Edwards, the 5 perceptual skills of drawing are the perception of:
Edges, positive and negative spaces, dark and light, relationships, and Gestalt.

In this exercise see how many things you learn in each category.

Instructions:
1.     Use 3 pieces of paper.
2.     On each page lightly draw a large, bold outline of one of your Initials, yes, a letter of the alphabet.
3.     Don’t put the letter in the middle of the page.  Put it to one side or the other, try up or down on the page.  If you want to know more about this advice look up “rule of thirds” for photographyJ
4.     Make a light outline of a really fat version of the letter, at least 1.5 – 2.5 inches fat.

PAINT!!!!
Now it’s time to paint and draw around the letter.  It’s time to mess up any part of the page that is outside the letter.  Use any mixture of colors including getting the pastels wet.  Try gooey paint with no water, try runny paint with lots of water.  On dry paper draw with the pastels.  On wet paper draw with the pastels.  On dry paint cover with some pastel marks.  On a pastel part cover it with water. Cover another dry pastel part with thin paint.  Just have fun.

The point of this exercise is to explore what these things will do while you are acting like a little kid.  What colors can you mix?  What if you add white to a color?  What if you add black to a color?  What if you add red to green?  In fact, if possible, it’s good to have a little kid do the same thing with you.  What does a thin layer of paint do?  What does a thin layer on top of a thick layer of a different color?

Watch out!
Don’t get any paint or pastel on the inside of your letter though!
If you get pastel fingerprints in your letter you can clean it up with the eraser.
If you get paint in there you can let it dry then go over it in white.
Do paint or draw right up to the lightly sketched edge of your letter.

After you’ve made a royal mess on all the papers with only the inside of your fat letters showing the original surface of the paper you can stop.  Let everything dry.
Then spray with clear acrylic coat so the pastel will stop being messy.

·      Step back and see if you can see the 5 perceptual skills in your work.
·      Where do you clearly see defined or implied edges, positive and negative spaces, darks and lights, relationships between these things?
·      Finally, what are the different overall feelings (Gestalt) in each page?
·      If you used bright colors the feeling might be happy or festive or frantic.   If you used Halloween colors what is the feeling?

You are welcome to come have this lesson here at my little studio on a weekend afternoon. I already have all the supplies so you don’t need to bring anything.
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Observational Drawing class of Summer 2014 following the above instructions.  Only with the addition of India ink and gouache.

observational drawing final
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