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Kristi's Face Mask

My art class and I were assigned to make our own design for a sugar skull that we would create. A sugar skull is what it appears to be- a skull made out of sugar. It was used in the Aztec rituals to celebrate the lives of the deceased. Although they can be consumed, sugar skulls are mainly used for ceremonial and decorative purposes.However, in our case, we used a face mask made out of plaster. This has the same value as a sugar skull. Both are meant to remember the deceased, the face mold was simply more ancient. With that, it would be acceptable to use a face mold in the same context as a sugar skull, since their creation have the same purpose for existing.  

I believe that the best way to fulfill life, is by shaping our desires through the positive energy within the act of creating. In this case, I used my energy to create the design of my mask; I used my humanity and my spirituality to put together my design and feel on making this face mask.

Before I speak of the design and color choice, I will elaborate on the process of how I molded a face. First, I collected my own set of plaster-fabric. I had to cut little strips from a big amount. Then, I partnered up with someone to help me with my face. After the delicate process of moisturizing our faces with vaseline, (so that when the plaster is applied onto our faces, it does not rip our skin off) we dipped the plaster fabric into warm water. After we would dip each piece of fabric into water, we applied it onto our partners face, over and over again until the person's face was covered in a complete plaster-mask. We made sure that we rubbed in all of the plaster together, to help the structure be more cohesive. Another thing regarding stability, that we made sure of, was the step of applying about 2-3 layers of plaster. In the end, my partner and I left our finished face-masks out to dry. We waited for a day until we could proceed to apply the paint. 

Basically, what I did to create my design may appear simple. I used a paintbrush only to dip it into different individual colors, in a consecutive order-- nonstop. I then plopped the color selections that lay on my paintbrush, onto the face mask, and I continued this cycle. What I was essentially doing here, was expressing different emotions through different colors. I coated the paintbrush with different layers of paint, and the act of plopping the paint onto the mask was a way for me to effortlessly release my emotions that I collected on the paint brush. I did not intend to do this neatly because I don’t release my emotions neatly. Many human beings don’t release their feelings in a neat manner, it is human nature to be flawed, and that is one other reason that molded the beauty of this mask. Besides adding character to the mask, the act of love and giving the mask a sense of humanity, is what truly counts.

Fundamentally, I value this face mask for the meaning behind the design, but I also value it for the decorative visionary outcome. When working on this face mask, I couldn’t simply look through regular lenses. Artistic lenses were needed to broaden perception, to challenge purpose within work.

What I can conclude about art is that it has an enigmatic manner of being incorporated onto a solid. There are things that cannot be seen, such as possible hidden emotions within the tiniest of details. In the artistic world, errors are perceived as beautiful flaw; natural imperfection; humanity. Therefore if the packed colors within my face mask looks messy, it with intention.


To give you a better idea of my mask, below is a picture of it. 

The drawing of the mask is based off of this site.

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¡Christofer Drew!

Se llama Christofer Drew. Tiene veintiuno años de edad y su cumpleaños es el 11 de febrero. Él cantar en la NeverShoutNever bandas y Eatmewhileimhot. Él es de San Diego, pero vivo en Missouri. Él es muy talentoso, artística y creativa. Muchas chicas creen que no es feo. Él toca la guitarra, ukelele, piano, armónica y pandereta. Le encanta comer licuada de strawberry. Él rara vez usa zapatos.

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Cheyenne Pagan - Quarter 1 Mask

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A sugar skull is a Mexican mask that is usually made with hardened sugar and designed for the Day of the Dead, similar to our Halloween, in an almost spooky way. The main design for sugar skulls are skeleton faces. For this piece I began with creating my mask to get an idea on what would be possible on my canvas. Kamilah and Sophie helped me with this step so I give them credit for the finished product. I then researched some usual designs of a sugar skull and a lot of the same designs came up. I decided to put a twist on a classic art and really make it my own. This project was done right around the time of Halloween and I was planning on dressing up as Harley Quinn (the Joker's girlfriend from Batman). Her style is almost Mardi Gras inspired and I put this into consideration when I was drafting my design. I chose to sneak in a heart, as the lips, and a spade, as the nose. Trying to make it look as professional as possible I smoothed down what I could and trimmed the outer rim of the mask. I then based it with a few layers of white Gesso paint. After it dried I sketched, in pencil, an outline of my final design. I chose my colors, red and black, and began to paint it. At one point I decided that I wasn't fully satisfied with the style of the lips therefore I painted over that part with the white Gesso and started again. Even after everything was painted to my liking I touched up, making my lines as neat and crisp as possible. After all was said, done, and dry I carefully glazed the front of the mask. I had to be very precise with this process because of possible smearing and blending. Overall I am extremely pleased with the final result and would only want to change the texture of the mask if I could do it all again, perhaps sand it down. 


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Se llamo John Middleswarth. Tiene quince años. És el bastante alto y delgado. También lindo. És el súper cómico pero inteligente. Le gusta más o menos escuchar música. Le fascina muy practicar deportes. No le gusta nada bien ayudar en casa sin embargo le encanta ver la tele.
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Marking period 1 - Alysha Ortiz

As a tradition in mexico during the day of the dead “Dia de los muertos” Calaveras de azúcar, which are sugar skulls are known for its sugary sweets that are decorated with multi- colored icing, shiny foil, sequins and glitter. This holiday focus on gathering family and friends to pray for and remember their love ones whom has past away. Although in many people eyes during a passing you will see tears and black clothing in this case you will see bright colors and celebrations which include food, music, parties and many more. 

As a project in art class we work on sugar skulls however due to not having the correct problems we instead plaster our faces. This process only took about 15 minutes; Basically we grab the cloth of plaster and cut it up into big pieces and small pieces so we can put it on our faces we repeat this step to make 5 layers. We then put vaseline all over our face the reason why is because if we do not it will stick onto our skin that being said we would put a thick layer this is before putting any layer of plaster onto your face. When placing the layers in order for it to work we placed it into warm water causing the strips to be damp and be placed onto the face. The process from beginning to end was difficult the reason why is because I was afraid to get it done on myself but as time flew by i grew out of it and actually doing it finding it to be really easy. It was an amazing experience doing this because it shows the creativity you can do with the things around you.

I choose to paint the Puerto Rican Flag the reason why I choose to do this is because out of all 6 races I am my most proud race is being boricua. Being boricua or in other words puerto rican my heritage shows a lot of dedication and pride. Throughout my ancestors years it shows me that being part of this heritage is just not any title of race but history that I can carry on and be able to pursue in life to do what my heart desire. My heritage flag sometimes get confuse by the cuban flag however the color of the bands and triangle reversed; However the design initially influenced by the US flag. The white stands for Peace and Honesty, Red for the hardiness, bravery, strength and velour and as the color blue it stands for vigilance, truth/loyalty , perseverance and justice. As for the white star it stands for the commonwealth of puerto rico, the three sides of the equilateral triangle represent the three branches of the republican government and the fact its blue stands for our sky and coastal waters. The three red strips symbolize the blood that our people had shed and the two white stripes symbolize the right of man and the freedom of the individual. I choose just to do a simple flag due to the history it haves and the meaning behind it. 

Heres my mask and a few drawings during my time in Art class.....


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Qmalik-Quarter 1 Artwork

For my Q1 artwork, i wanted to start off with drawing some easing stuff like different cartoons. So i focused on drawing angry bird and hello kitty, which i never had tried before. I tried to do different for my artwork because i never had drawn colorful cartoons for this class before. Then i tried to come back to drawing my most favorite art work, which is drawing portraits. I searched online to find some difficult portraits with some difficult shading in order to learn something new. I found so many kids portraits that i was going to draw them but unfortunately could not do so. The decided one is enough for beginning with some difficult shading to show face features clearly. Another piece of some little design shows a henna design, which is all my creativity (nothing from internet). Its just for fun (:
For suger skull project, i could not actually made my skull but i tried to print my design on the paper and make it to look similar to actual skull. I found this design by researching some suger skulls and finally added some of my art to make it more beautiful and creative.
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Es Douglas Adams. Tengo cuarenta y nueve años.Es de Cambridge pero vive en California. El es muy comico, bien inteligente, algo extraño, bien trabajador. Le gusta escribir casi siempre, ver la tele cuando tengo tiempo libre, surfear la red. No le gusta nada bailer, practicas deportes, estar de vago.
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Assignment #2 Reflection Blog.

My home network is very simple to explain and understand, specially the devices that are connected to the internet. I have 3 iphones, 2 ipods, a sidekick, mac book pro, and Hp touchscreen laptop. I give internet signals to all of these 8 devices. What I learned about networks is that you they’re numerous things that you need to know about them, including how they get to your house or residence. There’s many inappropriate things that people outside do ,such as; stealing your internet connection. There’s also strict rules that are meant to be followed and if you don’t ,there’s very severe consequences. What I found interesting was that the littlest things that you seem like nothing severe but in reality they’re serious! It’s crazy! Something that I would tell other people that they need to know about an ISP/ Home network is where it all comes from. They need to know where their connection comes from, and how it enters and gives internet to their devices. They need to know that because what if their internet stops working?  They’ll know that without a modem there’s no wireless connection. But most of all, the internet. That’s that main thing. How it comes to your house! 
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Se nombre es Harry Styles. Tiene dieciocho años. Es de Homes Chapel, England pero vive en London, England. Él es bastante lindo. Él es moreno. Él es súper alto. Le gusta cantar, y bailar. Le gusta pasar un rato con amigos, y practicar deportes. Él es siempre bobo. También increíblemente trabajador. 
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Taylor Swift

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Art Sugar Skull and other Stuff

​To me I think I even heard the word for the first. I was unfamiliar with this but when Miss Hull assigned us to do this then I google this to know how does it look like. Sugar skull is actually the number of cultural phenomena and it is basically associated with Mexican events like Dead day and Roman Catholic day. I think you can describe your feelings emotions or happiness by making this and by creating different designs. It was not too difficult for me to choose this design because I love flowers so I decided to make its eyes like flowers and then I made flowers on head that aslo represent that I like flowers. It was fun while doing this in the whole class watching others faces and skulls. So I enjoyed this a lot. 
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Art Sugar Skull and Other Stuff

To me I think I even heard the word for the first. I was unfamiliar with this but when Miss Hull assigned us to do this then I google this to know how does it look like. Sugar skull is actually the number of cultural phenomena and it is basically associated with Mexican events like Dead day and Roman Catholic day. I think you can describe your feelings emotions or happiness by making this and by creating different designs. It was not too difficult for me to choose this design because I love flowers so I decided to make its eyes like flowers and then I made flowers on head that aslo represent that I like flowers. It was fun while doing this in the whole class watching others faces and skulls. So I enjoyed this a lot. 
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