Friday, November 25, 2011

The End

Well it is Friday night and I'm in my hotel room near the airport. These last nine week have been an amazing journey for me. First off I got to see Italy A place I have wanted to see since I started learning about history and mythology well over ten years ago. Second I got to spend the whole semester studying art and learned a little bit of a different language. Third I have meet a lot of new people that I can now call friends. From the students that I know by sight but have never really talked to at Rocky to the students that came from different colleges and lastbut not lest to the people at the villa who not only made me feel welcome in their home but also took the time and engery to get to know me, and yes I even began to use my facebook account. And finally I have proven to myself what all my family keeps telling me is that I'm stronger than I think. I know that over these past nine week I have been more homesick than I have ever been before and have spent hours on Skype with different members of my family, but I have made it through and did not come back early. So I guess this is goodbye on one more chapter of my life and the start of a new chapter even though I have no clue what that will be I'm looking forward to seeing what is to come.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Just Some Words

Right around 4 days tell I leave Italy. I know that I will put up at lest one more post on friday, to recap my feelings on this trip and what I have learned not only about art but about myself. I have finished my printmaking and have been critiqued on it, now I just have to wait for the rest of the class to go. One thing I have noticed is that I have become faaster at typing so that is a plus.
I said in an earlier post that I have not worked on my journel since we got to the villa, but my life is not that interesting and ever major thing that has happened I have put up on my blog. I also have a hard time writting about what I have been up to and when I do its sounds like a boring list like the local newcasters tell us about on TV.
The next bit is for Mark who when I sent him an e-mail about my essay said that I should have started the e-mail asking how he was doing and then telling him how I was doing. My Mom did come over for the break and we had an amazing time seeing Roma and Paris together. We also did a lot of shopping and had fun eating the different kinds of food, though no snail in Paris. Like I have said eariler I have gotten really homesick, and as bad as this sounds I think that I miss Josie, my cat, more than I miss my dad. It has gotten really hard to concentrate these last few days. I have no clue if it is because I have ADHD or with the end in site I just want to get home. I think that is most likely the latter.
I'm still having a hard time with my essay. Part of me has no clue how I'm going to get it done. I wish that it as a history essay vs an art history essay. And also I cannot seem to find any paintings of Romulus and Remus as adults done in the Baroque period or really any of them as adults.
We meet a local artist today who did printmaking. My favorite part was that she had like 10 cats and one of them reminded me of a kitten that I watch over when I house sat over Easter break.
Thats all for now I will try to update this blog again before Friday, but I don't know if anything is going on durning the next few days.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

This is going to be different

It is 11 at night and I can't get to sleep so feel free to skip this post because I have not slept good in last few week and I'm homesick, well maybe not so much as homesick as I miss my Mom and Dad and Josie, my cat who always sleeps with me.
Being here has been amazing, I have gotten to see pieces of art that I have only seen in book in person. Also being a history buff you can't beat the history and mythology of Rome and Italy. At the same time I really miss Dr. Small who was one of my favorite teachers ever, he taught me about Greek and Roman mythology and now it is hitting me that he is dead because their is nothing more that I would like to do than sit down with him and talk about the different myth that came from around here.
Also I'm trying to get my thoughts in order to write the Art History essay and I'm worried that it is going to be more an essay on the myth of Romulus and the founding of Rome than it is going to be about the Art its self. But as someone who studied history and Mythology for FUN it is hard to not use the history of the Rome in more ways then just the Art. So far I have found a painting that show Romulus and Remus mother with their father Mars called 'Mars and Rhea Silvia' by Peter Paul Rubens, I want to talk about her and her life and then the birth of the twins. Then I plan to use the She-Wolf and talk about the twins growing up and also use 'The Rape of the Sabine Women' by Pietro Berrettini and talk about how Romulus violient nature could come from his father Mars the god of war. Like I said I worried about this essay turning into a history essay vs. art history.
I'm starting to get tired and I don't even know all of what I said so good night.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

These are the some of the drawing I made for the printmaking class.

The book is because of my love for reading.

The heart of stone because sometimes I wonder if I have one.

The sleeping cat because my best friend in the world is my cat who likes to sleep all the time.

The cancer ribbon for my mom who is in remission.

The sun and there is a rain cloud that didi not show up in the photos very well. For a long time I have been battling depression and the rain clould stands for that and the sun is because over the past 2 or so year I have been gettin better.

Monday, October 31, 2011

I'm in Paris as of today tell Wednesday night. Today my mom and I went to the Louvre Museum. I got to see the 'Mona Lisa' in person and also Jim this is for you I saw 'The Raft of the Medusa' I still remember you talking about it in the design class. We also went to Notre Dame and I decided that I like the Gothic architecture then the Baroque architecture. For me it is because I have always loved stained glass, but I can see the differents between the different styles. I will put some photos soon.