Monday, March 29, 2010

assignment #12

#12 Get a temporary tattoo of Morgan Rozacky's neighbor.
We really love Morgan Rozacky's project, completed for Assignment #2: "Make a neighborhood field recording". We don't know who she is or anything about her, but we like to think about her neighbors and their songs. Lester Tyra, Byran (Dale) Pope, Hazel Sedita...these people are like movie stars to us. Go to Assignment #2, look at and listen to Morgan's project, choose a neighbor and print out their picture. Then take this picture to a friend (or stranger) and ask them to draw a tattoo of the chosen neighbor on your body with a ball point pen. This will feel nice. Don't give them a lot of feedback, just encourage them to use their own drawing style.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

assignment #52

#52 Write the phone call you wish you could have.
Using a black pen, draw a picture of your cell phone. Be very precise and make your phone look as realistic as possible, you can trace the shape of the phone if you want. Please make your drawing by hand, not with a computer. In the window where the caller name appears, write the name of the person who you wish would call you. If you have to, use a fake name. Don't draw anything except the phone, leave the rest of the paper blank. In a separate document, type the conversation you wish you could have with this person. Use dialogue format, for example:

Me: Hello?

Mark Adams: Hi, it's Mark. Mark Adams.

Me: Oh. God. It's you. I think about you every day.


Me: Hello?

Major Judy: Good morning, Jessica! How are you doing?

Me: Good morning Major Judy. I'm doing pretty good, how are you?

Major Judy: I'm doing wonderful. I was just calling to let you know we've received great news! The territorial commander from the Czech Republic called and said they have the perfect spot for you and Kelsey.

Me: (heart pounding and jumping up and down, screaming silently) Wow, that's great!

Major Judy: If you accept this offer, you will leave September 2, 2010.

Me: Okay

Major Judy: What you will be doing is working a children's home in Prague that primarily deals with Gypsies. You will also spend sometime doing a bit of street ministry since there are many children who live on the streets. If you choose to stay another year and show that you are taking up the language, the TC has agreed to give you more options of other positions that you can fill.

Me: That sounds great!

Major Judy: I've talked it over with a couple of people and THQ will help you out with Rosetta Stone.

Me: I want to talk with Kelsey about this, but I think that this sounds like a go! Everything sounds perfect.

Major Judy: Of course, of course! Think about it. Pray about it. Just give me a call within the next two days to let me know your answer and I let Czech know.

Me: Thank you so much, Major Judy!

Major Judy: You are very welcome. Good bye.

Me: Bye!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

assignment #6

#6 Make a poster of shadows.
You may take pictures of the shadows or simply trace them. These solid shapes should then be drawn on paper and colored in with a single color. You are not interested in anything but the shadow itself, and you are most interested in shadows that don't look anything like the objects that created them; abstract shapes.. Choose either brown, pink, light green, orange or white. Use only one of these colors. If you would prefer you may cut out the shapes from colored paper. The shadows should appear on the page in a grid formation, in rows. Treat this like a index of shadows rather than a work of abstract art. The finished report should be pasted on (or drawn on) white paper of any size (even if, especially if, the color you chose for your shadows was white.) Do not label this poster in any way.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

assignment #50

#50 Take a photo of under your bed.
Don't vacuum or alter anything under your bed beforehand. Take a photo under there with a strong flash, preferably with the camera sitting on the ground.

Monday, March 01, 2010

assignment #53

#53 Give advice to yourself in the past.
Choose a particular age you have been, perhaps a time when you were particularly lost. Write out a list of practical advice to yourself at that age. Begin the list with this header: "Advice To Michelle Cambell at Sixteen" (only use your name and whatever age you want.) You must specify the age that you are giving yourself advice to!! Be very specific with your advice, for example, don't just say "Hold on to your heart," but instead say "Don't go out with Kevin, he will eventually cheat on you. Go out with Jake instead, he is actually cooler." If you need to use fake names go ahead. It is easy to say that everything happens for a reason, but take this opportunity to redirect yourself towards what you think might have been better. Sure everything turned out ok, but maybe you should have quit that job five years earlier, maybe you should have had children when you were 27, maybe you should have flossed, maybe you should have gone to the alternative high school, or not said that thing to your best friend. Tell yourself what to do in clear, specific language. Do not write an essay, make it in list form.

Advice to Jessie at 12
1. Don't be so sad, people don't like downers and you'll be embarassed by your lack of smiles when you're older.
2. Don't let Keith touch your boob under the table in Social Studies, he will tell your friends and they will never let you live it down.

Advice to Jessie at 15
1. Don't think Jessie is cooler than Joyya and forget that she is your best friend.
2. Don't give that note to Joyya. You will lose your friendship and things will never be the same.

Advice to Jessie at 18
1. Don't smoke so much, doing homework high means you retain zero information.
2. Don't give your heart to Trevor, he will stop talking to you upbruptly and start going out with Merdith.
3. Don't leave college for Binny.

Advice to Jessie at 19
1. Don't lose your virginity to Binny, he's a jerk and will cheat on you.
2. Go to Camp, you will meet Jesus and your husband.