the most wonderful time of the yeeeear... / by Nicole M

finals time! ...no jk...I actually don't have a lot of huge final projects due, just regular assignments, so that's good. Here's a few things I've been working on in various classes...

For illustration our last project was to choose some song lyrics and illustrate them in a non-literal way. I don't really know why I chose the ones that I did but for some reason they stuck out to me haha...and I just really like this song...it's called Ten Dead Dogs and it's by Wild Sweet Orange =) The opening verse goes.."I saw ten dead dogs on the side of the road/ driving late last night to your apartment/ and I thought it was an omen, so i headed on back home, and/ walked in circles round my room"
I did a series of images and wanted to try to capture the mood of the song...

we had to do a black and white version for the class and then edit/enhance it in photoshop so we ended up with two final pieces...


From painting, here's some in-class stuff...


Outside of class, I've been working on some big mixed media/collage pieces. Here's one that's kind of in progress, about 5x7'. Actually that was a lie, this one I've started, and now I have to finish another one before my final next tuesday! =) sorry for the crappy image...


And this is unrelated, but I thought you should see what other awesome stuff I get to do along with finals this lovely holiday season =) ...like plan Kwannukahmas parties!
Anyways, I'll definitely be glad when the semester's over, I'm ready for a change of schedule and would like to hopefully be able to work on some stuff just for fun over the holiday ..liiike work in my sketchbook, which I never do anymore...along with relaxing and doing nothing, of course =) Well I should proobably stop procrastinating and get started on a paper...

AND i dunno why but for some reason it never lets you click on and enlarge any of the images after i publish a post =( it makes me sad