My First Day in College
First term started three weeks ago so I’ve been a bit busy lately… being a junior and all. It’s funny whenever I see a group of frosh (it’s very easy to spot them since they always travel in packs… yes, like wolves) I’m always reminded at how I was like two years ago. Have I ever told you how my first day in college went? Well… I went to class on time but when I entered the classroom, everyone was already there and they seemed to be having a lively discussion. It was really puzzling and even more so when I noticed the students looked a lot older than me which made me feel tiny and insecure, thinking everyone in college look so mature while I look so young. :( I looked around for empty seats but there weren’t any left so this guy offered his chair and sat on the concrete floor instead. It was really embarrassing but I managed to say “thank you” meekly. The prof continued talking about house rules when she suddenly mentioned something about language. It was only then that I realized I made a huge mistake. I accidentally went inside the wrong classroom… my subject was supposed to be Algebra!! PANIC O_O I immediately grabbed the attendance sheet from my seatmate and crossed out my name. When the prof dismissed the class, I was the first person to head for the door. :))
Flux Exhibit & Dinner at Persia Grill
Last April 8 (I knooow, this post is long overdue! D:), I invited my friends Biboy and Kat to go to the Flux exhibit at school where artworks by graduating MMA students were displayed. It was their first time to actually go inside the SDA building since they’re from different schools. Yes, outsiders were allowed to go in and that’s like a once in a blue moon thing in CSB. I’m sorry I wasn’t able to blog about and invite you guys to the SDA Annuale 2011 D: *oopsy* let me make it up to you! I have a small surprise at the end of this post. ;)
But wait, what is the SDA Annuale anyway? The Annuale is the first degree show of the School of Design & Arts (SDA) of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. The two-week show is a multi-sensory display of the collection of best student works and projects from the 13 programs of the SDA. It will feature theatrical performances, multi-media presentations, music festivals, film and animation screenings, exhibit displays and installations, and fashion shows. The Annuale opens on March 30 and will run up to April 13. - CSB’S Facebook page
I’m happy to say that I was able to participate and become a part of the SDA Annuale 2011, although just a tini wini part of it. :3 I modeled for a friend’s photography exhibit at the 11th floor. To the person who asked this, I still don’t have copies of the photos yet so Kat and I just posed beside it (photo above) and mimicked my face haha. An ukil I made out of rubber foam for my Philippine Art and Design class + my huge, about 2-3 feet tall, self portrait, oil painting for my Color Rendering class were put on display at the 5th floor. I haven’t brought the canvass home yet (how am I supposed to bring that in the LRT?!) and I don’t have a photo of it. But thanks to the SDA talent for making a video which you can view here (it’s on 0:05-0:07) and for blogging about the Not Your Usual Portraits Exhibit organized by Sir Padilla here.
So there, I know my works aren’t really that awesome. I didn’t even know that they’d be included in the Annuale until, to my surprise, I saw them displayed already. Seeing them made me promise to myself that I’d put more effort and reserve more time doing art/school stuff. But there were really a lot of beautiful artworks (wala talagang sinabi yung akin haha) made by my schoolmates in different mediums, digital or traditional, paintings, sketches, photographs, clothes, furniture, videos etc. I wish you were there to see it for yourself. It was definitely a fresh break from the boring, white walls of SDA we see everyday. Thanks to the Annuale, Benildeans were able to display their artworks around the building for everyone to see and show their skills and talents as artists.
After the Flux exhibit we had dinner at the newly opened Persia Grill at UM with Nikita (who changed her hairstyle again… unicorn!). We ordered kebabs yum~ and went home afterwards. :) So the “surprise” I have for you guys is not really that big of a deal but if you’d like to watch Wrangler’s show at the Philippine Fashion Week on May 13, 6:30 pm please email me your full name and blog url (if you don’t have a blog, just attach a photo of you wearing your most stylish outfit) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to limited seats, not everyone will get invites, sorry. :( Looking forward to see you there! ;) (thank you so much :> to my friend Sam for this, btw)
Desncon Reflection #1
(color pens & paper)
1.Based on the class exercise, how different were your visual cues from your partner? Was it slightly the same or totally different? Describe the similarities and differences
My visual cues were totally different from my partner Bella. She based her ideas for the illustrations on the literal interpretation of the songs while I based my drawings on the figurative sense. Like for instance, in the song To Sir with Love, she drew 2 girls and then a guy sitting on a teacher’s table while in the song Fireworks by Katy Perry, I drew a girl with colorful swirls in the background which symbolized as “the light” a.k.a. personal potential. But we made our totally different visual cues work together. She suggested ideas that prevented me from going over-the-top- pretentious-abstract and I related my ideas that helped our illustrations become more metaphorical.
2.How do you think would differences in interpretation affect you as a design student/designer? Would it be better if we had the same interpretation for things? Why or why not?
Differences in interpretation affect me as a design student/designer because if people misinterpret then my design wouldn’t be effective. As a design student/designer, it is very important for me to be able to create a design that has a solid, well-developed concept to avoid misinterpretations. Yes and no… yes, because having the same interpretation for things, we can successfully communicate to everyone what we are aiming to project/our design’s objective. And if we are working with a partner, we can strengthen our similar creative ideas. No, because having different interpretations can help the design be dynamic and complex. One’s totally different visual cues can help us to think out of the box which may improve the totality of our design.
PS. This is for my design & conceptualization class and yes, my prof’s gonna read my blog! D: She designs for Belle de Jour planners and Unilever btw (according to her FB account) cool right? *uyy… sipsip* haha!
First Collection: Available items
These items are still up for grabs! Head over to Bonnie & Clyde clothing and check out our first collection. :D
Yellow polka-dotted blazer, 380 php
Pink dress, 480 php
School is keeping me preoccupied. I finally have a solution to my 600 peso worth ruler problem a.k.a. the T square dilemma. Who in their right mind would spend a ridiculous amount of money just for a freaking ruler *rant* well… except, of course, architects or archi. students. I’d rather buy new books, shoes, make up, food, clothes, bags and the list goes on, with that money. Anyway, the solution? (thanks Moe!) T squares are now available for borrowing at our school’s 10th floor equipment room (they let us borrow stuff like DSLRs, camera equipments, pen tablets etc.) :D I just wish I’ll find a solution for my hatred of the subject. I don’t like technical drawing… not entirely because I’m not very good at it (I’m just below average-average) but because it’s annoying. I need to have a lot of patience with that subject and my paranoia of straight-lines-not looking-straight is not helping at all. :|
*that’s my wooden bedroom door in the background btw :)