Saturday, May 26, 2012

Flora and Fauna

Hi everyone! 
 It has been an exciting couple of days for me; I finally had my college orientation and I began to sign up for classes. I was surprised to learn that I had enough credits from AP classes to skip my first year of college and be considered a sophomore! Although this is great news I still feel so overwhelmed; it is really daunting to think that I have 12 more years of college ahead of me in order to become a veterinarian surgeon. Hopefully it will all be worth it in the end. In other news I haven't had any time to work on art since the family is coming for my graduation so I have been busy cleaning and admiring the wild life in my back yard! I felt really inspired by all the beautiful blogs I've seen lately with flowers blooming that I decided to look around and see what things I could find! Around this time of year all the baby lizards are hatching, tadpoles are turning into little tree frogs, and baby doves are testing their courage and their wings. Hope you enjoy!
 Hugs- Heidi

Our little pineapple. If you buy one from the grocery store
there's a way you can save the plant by cutting off the top. 
 My family did this with all the pineapples
we ate and now we have a farm.

A tiny anole that just hatched

A camouflaged baby dove in its nest

Do you see the bee?

My kitty autumn fell asleep in this orange box,
her new nickname is "cutie"  :)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Goodbye Fox

  Only three more days of school left, and twelve more days until I graduate. Yesterday the mail brought some great news, I have received a bright futures scholarship to pay for my tuition as well as a scholarship from a church I play my flute at which will cover the expenses of my books. I am very excited to start this new part of my life on the right foot but at the same time very sad to see all my friends leave; especially my best friend who I have known since kindergarten. My best friend Emily and I have always been lucky and gone to the same schools, been in the same classes, and done every sport and played our flutes together, but she decided on Brigham Young University for her college and I picked the University of Central Florida. Since she is moving so far away I wanted to make her something nice to remember our good times, but I just couldn't decide what to make. While I was out shopping around I found this beautiful piece of wood that I thought would make a wonderful canvas to paint on! Even though I feel much more comfortable working with 3D things I decided it was time to once again cringe and take out the brushes. Hope you enjoy!       
                   Hugs! - Heidi

After I took these pictures I could see that I needed to
fix the shading in some areas.

The before shot! Just a regular old piece of wood.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Finish line

  Hello everyone! I hope all is well. I have been so busy the past few weeks with exams and finishing up all my art work for AP art studio! I also was under the weather last week so I'm still trying to play catch up on top of all that studying. Yesterday I was at school from 7am to 10 pm working on essays, cropping photos and uploading information, it was almost a bitter sweet feeling to finally be done. Most of this work you have already seen but I think it is nice to see it all photographed professionally. Hope you enjoy !
 Hugs~ Heidi

The hawk

My teacher suggested I spray paint the hawk silver
before painting it with acrylics. This turned out to be
a great idea I think. The feathers shine through in the sunlight.

I made these guys out of found chocolate wrappers. I hadn't planned
on putting them in my portfolio at all, but they photographed so nicely.