Thursday, March 31, 2011

Portfolio Project

In portfolio, we are starting a new project. The only guidelines are to make sure you are working for a complete 4 weeks on the project, and that it has to be some sort of a series. I'm very excited for this but don't know exactly what I want to do.

At first I was thinking photography. It would be a great chance to get some more shots to my collection but the thing is, I don't have a digital high quality camera. I only have a great analog camera. And film now a days is pretty expensive, so I'm debating on wheather or not to really go through with it.

Then I was thinking of painting. Thats still an option, but again the canvas would be expensive, and I'm not exactly the greatest at painting.

Then I though of carpentry. I wanted to make a walk through story book page with 3-D characters in a story book setting. Its not that expensive but the thing with this is that I think it will take too long to finish.

The last idea that I had was to make my ME collection clothing range come to life. But that would take way too long to do all of the pieces, so maybe just creating one.  Or maybe even creating a new piece. A girl who took portfolio and graduated last year, I think also did this so it feels a bit unoriginal. But I think this option is a very realistic one for me but I don't have a sewing machine XP. I've always wanted to make my own clothes, and how great would it be if I could do it for this project?

Monday, March 14, 2011

Recent Tsunami

Recently, I went to the FIRST regional at WPI. There was a team from Hawaii there. I was concerned for them since there was a chance for them to get part of the tsunami. Luckily the girls on the team said that it wasn't at all that bad in Hawaii and their schools had been evacuated safely.

However, Japan wasn't that lucky. with an 8.9 earthquake and tsunami there was a great deal of destruction. Not too long ago we all experianced what it was like for Katrina to hit and how we are still trying to recover from it. Homes and personal belongings destroyed, not enough food, lack of drinking water just begins the list of hardships. Here is video link for those who havn't seen footage of the damage: