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I chose the 5 of diamonds because their were many different directions you could go with it. I chose to keep the classic diamond shape but put a spin on it. I got the color scheme from the old "Simon Says" electronic game. At first it was hard to decide what to do. Once I saw the "Simon Says" colors, it just popped into my head, "I can make the four diamonds red, blue, green, and yellow. With those colors and a black outline it makes the white 5th diamond visible. I feel that this is a successful work of art. It took longer then I wanted it to, but it is my first art project sense 5th grade. This means more to me then just a picture I made, it is something that is 100% me. I never was told what to do or how to do it, that makes me feel that this is more important then it would if I would have been told what I had to do.

Chess Piece
My chess piece was never finished. I had an idea to make a sword standing on it's point coming out of a round base. It took longer then I planned to get the shape that I wanted and getting all of the angles of the blade and the curves on the handle consistent. It was going to be an evil pawn and I was planning on putting some red accents of the gems in the handle.

Masking Tape Project
Our idea was to do a masking tape Dragon. We had a picture and an idea, but it didn't end up looking like we wanted it to. I was just looking through different projects that other people had done using masking tape and I saw a picture of a dragon and showed the rest of my group and we decided to do it. We had a lot of trouble trying to get the angles and proportions of the dragon right. It was successful to a point. We did get it completed and it looked somewhat like the picture we had, but people had a hard time figuring out what it was. We had to explain what it was multiple times before people started seeing the dragon.

Pencil Art

My Life Story Project
This project was one of my favorites. It was easy for me to develop an idea for this because of how often I look at my life, both where I've been and where I am now. Once I had the idea, I just rolled with it. The CDs with song titles on the represent how music has had a huge impact on my life. The songs I would listen to a few years ago are songs similar to the ones on the CDs. The blades represent the pain I was feeling and how I felt like I never belonged. The broken glass represents how I felt like my life had been shattered when my dad 4 years ago to get a job trucking cross-country. The cross in the center with the verse John 3:16 represents where I am now. When my dad came back about a year ago and married my new step-mom, we started going to church. That started me back down the right path. This project clearly represents my life up to this point.

Vase Transformation

The process of transforming my vase was pretty simple. I took modge podge and painted it on the outside of the vase. Then I put pieces of tissue paper on and coated them with another coat of modge podge. The tissue paper became translucent and when you put a candle or a light inside of it, it will shine through with multiple colors. I think that this process wasn't hard, but it was really time consuming. I think that this looks really abstract and no matter how hard someone were to try, they couldn't recreate this exactly. This is a one of a kind.