At Home Between the Pages by Dan Gemeinhart

You can never go wrong with books.

Nerdy Book Club

When I think of my childhood, two themes immediately rise to the top: movement and books.

We moved a lot when I was growing up. In the beginning it was because my dad was in the military; later, just because we were following (or looking for) jobs. From when I was born in a military hospital in Germany until I entered middle school, we moved nearly every year. I was used to putting all my stuff into boxes, then taking it all out of boxes again in a new house, in a new town, with a new school. Each move brought a different bedroom, a different neighborhood, a different teacher, different friends. My family was strong and constant, but the rest of the world swirled and shifted around us.

I was a quiet kid, shy and introverted. It’s not easy always being the new kid. Walking into a classroom full…

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WHAT IS FASHION??. (what I use to think about fashion).

I often ask myself, what fashion is all about.I know people have this same question,and I know some thought fashion is all about the lights, camera, the glits and the glamour, with all the fame and money that comes with it right??.hahahahaha u got me there.i thought so to.i thought fashion designing was all about making dresses, the fitting, the dresses on the runwayand the lights and all that, that comes with making dresses, but noooooooooooooooo, n let me stress on the noooooooooo.laugh out loud.fashion entails a whole lot.Fashion is an art, it’s a science, it’s a passion, it’s a dream, it’s an attitude, it’s a lifestyle.hahhahahahahaha I can go on and on about what fashion is, cause it is a broad subject and leaves more room for ones imagination.

        I was fortunate to learn about all this, when I entered a fashion school, Joyce Ababioo college of creative design(JACCD).I went into the school more prepared and ever ready to learn how to sew, to learn sewing and enjoy all the riches and the fame that comes with it.(yes i do think about money alot)but in the school, I was thought to open my mind to think outside the box, hence the schools motto:STEP INSIDE THINK OUTSIDE.we  made to think outside our comfort zone, see the fashion world not just in the palm of our hands, but see it as a world of opportunities, of realities, and we are at the centre of it all.Fashion desgning has lots of branches, from drapers, to marketers, to illustrators, to fashion editors, fashion bloggers(like myself).the designing and a whole lot about this business industry that crown it all giving it the name fashion designing. I knew about colours and it’s combination but not to this skill.how u can incorporate art, and even music into designing, how one has to see what is there, n what isnt.that is negative and positive spaces  to bring out a unique piece.i saw designers as people who just made the dresses and just put them on the runway, and i wanted to be a part of that world, never thought of the process, the hardwork and the sleepless nights and what goes into making a dress on a ticking clock.

Fashion in short is hardwork, it’ not easy, it’s never gets easy, and it will never be easy.but ones an individual decides to go into fashion, it changes their mindset.it is assumed that designers dont think, they just come out with nice collection and all that, but I stand firm in my saying that this notion is wrong, fashion designers I will say are the best people who use their brains everyday.no one said it will be easy, I would encourage anyone and everyone who say I want to pursue fashion designing to go for it and never be deceived, cause apart from all the stress and the hula balloon.Fashion designing is something one must go for, if you have the passion for it.i know I did, and I haven’t regetted it, it’s gets better with time.Rome wasn’t built in a day.so yeah go for it.all the best.*wink**wink*

Life drawing assignment #2 “victory boogie-woogie by Piet Mondrian.

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“I construct lines and colour combination on a flat surface,in order to express general beauty with the utmost awareness.Nature(or that which I see)inspires me, puts me as with any painter,in an  emotional state so that an urge comes about to make something,but I want to come as close as possible to the truth and abstract everything from that untill inreach the foundation(still just an external foundation)of things.I believe if is possible that,through horizontal and vertical lines constructed with awareness, but not with calculation,led by high intuition and brought to harmony and rythem, these basic forms of beauty supplemented if necessary by other direct lines or curves,can become a work of art, as strong as it is true”Piet Mondrian.
The piece is made up of a number of shimmering squares of bright colour that leap from the convas,then appear to shimmer.drawing the viewer into those neon lights.He replaced former solid lines with line created from small adjoining retangles of colours punctuate the design.some with small pieces of paper tape in various colours.larger unbounded concentric retangles inside them.They are bright, lively paintings reflecting the upbeat music that inspired them and the city which they were made.Again, it shows how only coulour is used as a means of expression and that,not only objects can be termed as art.It all deals with how one looks at an art work,that through horizontal and vertical lines constructio, one can make an art.

Colour and design assignment #2.(DAWN)

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“We rely on vision in our lives and yet it is so fragile that we could easily be deceived by what we see”Tang Yau Hoong.This is a negative and positive space work by an artist named Tang Yau Hoong.His work is named dawn.This shows the space and the beauty of Africa.The negative spaces shows an African map and the positive spaces shows the nature of Africa.It tells a story of the wild, how Africa looks at dawn.The beauty and rich culture it entails, shows hope of a bright future.Positive and negative spaces changes the mind set, it helps one to see things or images from a different perspective. It shows one what’s there and what’s not.It helps one to imagine and helps bring out new ideas each time.

Love, Despite

Love is just beautiful like that. 🙂

Tell It Slant Mama

 Before I married my husband, I told him to make sure that he was marrying me for who I was that day, and not for any future changes he hoped to have wrought in me through the “transforming” power of marriage. Though we were both young, I had seen enough unhappy marriages to make me wary of the institution, and who wants to be institutionalized, really?  I had no question that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him, but I wanted us to start off with as little illusion as possible.  I wanted to know that he saw me, and not some airbrushed version of a girl to be placed on a pedestal.  It is easy to fall in love if you believe all the fairy tales and movies.  Beautiful women with flowing hair and flawless skin meet muscled men with pure hearts and chivalrous intentions and they ride off to his manor with servants aplenty…

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Colour and design assignment pepper(organic object)

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Pepper(Capsicum) are species native to the Americas where they have been cultivated for thousands of years in modern times,it is cultivated world wild and has become a key element in many regional cuisines.In addition to its use as spices and food vegetables, capsicum spieces have also found use in medicines.The fruit of capsicum plants have a variety of names depending on place and type of fruit it is.it can be red,juicy,crisp, crunchy, tasty, seeded moist, sour,yellow and sometimes green.it has tinny seeds.

Colour and design assignment.Tree (Organic object)

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A tree is a perennial plant with an elongated stem or trunk,supporting branches and leaves in most species.A tree has fresh green(evergreen).it is cool, splendid,beautiful, active, wonderful,young,old and raw.it has brown stem with deep roots that goes down beneath the earth.it has lots of other branches, which wither depending on the season.Trees play a significant role in reducing erosion and moderating the climate.They remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store large quantities of carbonin that tissues.They provide a habitat for many species of animals and plants.They provide shade,shelter, timber for construction fuel for cooking and heating.

Colour and design assignment on organic object.

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Apple:Apple is cultivated world wide as a fruit tree,and is the most grown species in the genus Malus.Apples have been grown for thousand of years in Asia and Europe,apples have religious and mythological significance in many cultures including Norse,Greek and European Christian traditions.Apples can be red,foliage,crisp,crunchy, juicy,tasty,seeded moist,shinny, yellow,green and sometimes sour.It has a brown colour at the top.the insides is the colour of off white, it has about two to three seeds which is brown in colour.It has a stem inbetween it’s middle.it is round in shape.