Hermione Granger, Signing Off

Well, we had our last official class today! It was bittersweet. But, I’m also quite relieved because now this means I can hit the ground running and continue on with working on my print. Last night, I tore down paper to the size it needs to be which I thought was going to be much harder than it was. Usually a tear bar is required but I made do with folding and ripping.

Tonight, I’ve made time in my schedule to make the actual prints! Obviously I’ll do some rough drafts, but best case scenario, I would be finished with the final drafts tonight! Fingers crossed that happens.

It’s been a great semester with everyone in the class so far, and I wish everyone the best in their future endeavors!

Black vs. Blue

I made some progress this weekend on my final. Not enough to call is significant progress, but certainly enough to know that I’m on the right track and will definitely finish it by the time next Friday comes. To be perfectly candid, I should probably be putting more work into it and be prioritizing it, but I think junioritis is hitting me hard.

There are a few things I need to determine before the rough draft is due on Wednesday, and that is whether I should leave the print it in black or add a pop of color in there. On one hand, I like the way the plain black looks. But on the other hand, I love color and the blue that I was thinking of using adds a reference to House of Leaves from earlier this semester and makes it more fun. But it might make it too busy. I’ll do some trial and error and see what happens. Hopefully all works out well and I’m able to come to a conclusion!


I officially began work on my Final Project yesterday and I’m hopeful and optimistic about the end result. Of course, Step 1 is barely anything to have completed, but it’s still more than I had prior to yesterday! It also means I’m on the right track in terms of progress. My goal for today is to have my silkscreen coated and then left to set. Also if I’m really feeling ambitious, then I’ll start making my transparency in order to make the stencil this weekend. Fingers crossed all goes well!


I’ve spent today working on ideas for my print for my Final Project and I think it’s coming along swimmingly! I’m excited to see how it will turn out, because art like this tends to be a surprise! I don’t want to give away too much because not only do I want it to be a surprise for myself, but I want my peers to be surprised when it’s their turn to receive the print.

Hopefully though, it will turn out how I imagine. And if not, I suppose I will be alright with that too 🙂

Final Project Decisions…

I’m quite stressed about this final project. Fifteen pages? That’s a lot of pages! I’m not planning to write a paper because I know I’ll need a break from writing after all of my other papers that are due, so I’m going to create a project. What the project will be, I don’t yet know. I’m torn between a digital creation or a more traditional work. I have to decide soon, and that is very stressful to me! I don’t work well under pressure, clearly.

The amount of sources needed is also a lot. How am I supposed to find 12 sources? It’s so intimidating! I’m sure I’ll feel more confident in my project once I actually get it figured out, but for now, I am overwhelmed.