#Friday on a #Thursday #YEAH! What are you working on this #Weekend?

Here are the top 10 lessons learned from Sara’s Blakely’s journey from fax machine saleswoman to entrepreneurial superstar:

7)      You CAN figure it out you have the ability.  Sara knew absolutely nothing about women’s undergarments, patenting a new product, manufacturing, marketing, product development, website development, online commerce, and more.  But that didn’t stop her. She researched what she needed to, hired out what she couldn’t do, and marched forward with undying commitment and energy. Don’t stop yourself from pursuing an idea because you don’t think you have what it takes.

8)      You can build a billion dollar business starting with $5,000.  Sara had only $5,000 in savings on that fateful day when she cut the feet off of her stockings in order to wear them under her white pants for a more flattering look (and thus, realized the world needed a new undergarment product that would be comfortable yet flattering to the female form).  From that $5,000 she embarked on designing a prototype, securing a manufacturer, naming the product, legally protecting her product, and getting the word out to potential buyers.  You don’t have to be rich to move forward with your fabulous new idea.




Drawing: MUSIC and ART!

Guggenheim in NYC! Send me photographs of your weekend visit! http://media.guggenheim.org/content/New_York/exhibitions/2011/decisiverose_490x235.jpg


  • 7.2Ac: Evaluate the effectiveness of an image or images to influence ideas, feelings, and behaviors of specific audiences.
  • As this develops, how are your ideas and Kandinsky’s similar and how are they different? What might you take away from this experience? How can you share that idea with the world?  

Reflection: From the conversation you had… what are things you HEARD from others that might help you get rolling on a SOLID and SUCCESSFUL image on Monday? If you need to RESOLVE your image over the weekend… do so.

Studio Art 360: Sculpture – WRAP IT UP!

Anne Truit – What are you doing with COLOR? http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/ED-AK645_truitt_DV_20091209170159.jpg


  • 2.2P: Explain how traditional and non-traditional materials may impact human health and the environment and demonstrate safe handling of materials, tools, and equipment.
  • Final day to work. Ready to focus? This has been a fast week – what is ONE THING you need to do today to GET YOUR SCULPTURE COMPLETED TODAY? Monday we will WORK and then MOVE ONTO the NEXT WORK.

Reflection: What do you need to do this weekend to wrap up your sculpture? If you are done – hopefully you are – What is are two things you would do differently that would better enhance your sculpture?

AP Studio Art: 

Guernica – Sketches! http://www.museoreinasofia.es/sites/default/files/styles/foto_horizontal_wide/public/obras/DE00120_0.jpg?itok=YSFdDySJ


  • 1.1 Ad: Visualize and hypothesize to generate plans for ideas and directions for creating art and design that can affect social change.
  • Looking at the ideas you came up with as a group yesterday… if your work could MAKE A CHANGE to SOCIETY – Start Conversation – Begin a REVOLUTION for CHANGE – what imagery comes up RIGHT NOW… You do not have to stick with it, but RIGHT NOW – Good ideas or not.

Reflection: Well – are you going to lead the revolution? I hope so! What do you plan on doing for the weekend

Advanced Drawing: 50 Sheets of Paper!

Sol Le Witt MANY panels! http://www.baeditions.com/sol-lewitt-artwork/sol-lewitt-color-grids-installed.jpg


  • 7. Stretch & Explore: Learning to reach beyond one’s capacities, to explore playfully without a preconceived plan, and to embrace the opportunity to learn from mistakes.
  • Last day this week… What are two things you are planning on doing TODAY to get a good deal of work planned and begun for today? How are you working in the OBSERVATION part of this requirement?

Reflection: Having 4 days this week to get into the process, plus one day of a critique, DESCRIBE ALL THAT YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED. As an outside VIEWER – what progress would we see.

#4DaysOfArt – What can we do?

Here are the top 10 lessons learned from Sara’s Blakely’s journey from fax machine saleswoman to entrepreneurial superstar:

1)      Fail Big – Sara’s beloved father followed Wayne Dyer’s guidance in teaching his children the power of failing big.  Each day, her father would ask – “So, what did you fail at today.” And if there were no failures, Dad would be disappointed.  Focusing on failing big allowed Sara to understand that failure is not an outcome, but involves a lack of trying — not stretching yourself far enough out of your comfort zone and attempting to be more than you were the day before.   Failing big was a good thing.

2)      Visualize it – Sara is a big fan of “visualizing” your big goal, in specific, concrete ways.  She saw herself clearly on the Oprah TV show 15 years before it happened.  She simply knew it would happen.  She’d see in her mind’s eye sitting on the couch with Oprah having an exciting conversation, and wondered, “What are we talking about?”  The rest was just “filling in the blanks” to get there.

Drawing: MUSIC and ART!

What are you going to be planning? https://kojieun.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/drw_kandinsky.jpg


  • 7.2Ac: Evaluate the effectiveness of an image or images to influence ideas, feelings, and behaviors of specific audiences.
  • Reflect on Friday before you begin today! What are the two different MOTIFS that Kandinsky talked about? What about the three different STYLES? Don’t remember? That’s ok… they were challenging… talk about this with your neighbors – what was it about the use of shapes that helped define the MOTIF?

Reflection: Describe 3 things you found as SUCCESSES for today! DESCRIBE – NOT LIST!

Studio Art 360: Sculpture.

Professional Artist Sol Le Witt – Sculpture: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/T/T01/T01865_10.jpg


  • 7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
  • First 5 minutes of class. Set out your GOALS PAGE and the STICKY NOTE I gave you. Walk to the next set of desks would sit in at your desk… and then make a REAL COMMENT on the sculpture (or part of the sculpture) that is there. What are 2 things that are working as an interesting and compelling VISUAL IMAGE? What is ONE SUGGESTION you would offer to help make it a more successful image / sculpture? Repeat TWO MORE TIMES at TWO MORE SETS OF DESKS.

Reflection: Last 3 minutes…Read your classmates comments – write a BRIEF response to their comments.

Don’t forget your can of drink for tomorrow!

AP Studio Art: 

Concentrate on your body of work.  http://www.theloop.com.au/app/serve/view_file/L21udC9zaXRlX2RhdGEvcHJvamVjdHMvaW1hZ2VzLzM4MDIxNi1sLmpwZywxNDE0NjEzNzEwLGltYWdlL2pwZw


  • 3.1Ad: Reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art or design considering relevant traditional and contemporary criteria as well as personal artistic vision.
  • What makes these NEW and INNOVATIVE? Give yourself a 3 bullet point list for the works.

Reflection: You have been working ON YOUR OWN with NEW CONCENTRATION works – how have you felp these works have demonstrated your sense of GROWTH? THIS WEEK – ASSIGNMENT – YOU will address your two questions about the concentration AND make sure that BY MONDAY your website is up to speed with 1) Questions Answered with NEW works in mind and 2) Images are uploaded – Art and Fear images AND the Outsider Art Images. Lots to do – Edit and Make Professional!

Advanced Drawing: 50 Sheets of Paper!

James Rosenquist: F-111 Lets Explorehttp://www.blogdoluxo.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/16Painel-F-111-de-James-Rosenquist-em-exposi%C3%A7%C3%A3o-no-MoMA.jpg


  •  6. Reflect: Learning to think and talk with others about an aspect of one’s work or working process, and learning to judge one’s own work and working process and the work of others.
  • What have you been CHALLENGED with when it comes to this NEW APPROACH / CHALLENGE to a DRAWING? Two Comments.

Reflection: What have you LEARNED about the process of coming up with your OWN IDEAS for making art? Go ahead and list three things that talk about the challenges (or freedoms) February 24 – Mid Crit, March 7 – FINAL CRIT.

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