Sunday, November 9, 2008

Blog Reflection

I found looking at Marc’s blog attention grabbing because of all the cartooning he does of things happening in the world. It is fun to see how he draws well-known people and over exaggerates certain features of their face.

I enjoy blogging because it creates the opportunity to share what I am doing not only with fellow classmates, but my friends and family not here at Stout. I also enjoy the aspect that it causes me to take a step back and reflect on what I am doing and learning in my class. At the same time, reflecting is the hardest part about blogging. It is difficult to put into words everything that I am learning. It takes a lot of time, thought and consideration to articulate so much information.

My commenting on my fellow classmates has not been as frequent as it should. I find it difficult, like with blogging to develop sophisticated comments. It is a skill that takes a lot of practice, which I need to be more diligent in doing. I also struggle with responding to comments made about my own blog. It is harder to develop a response when few questions are asked, but I can always express my opinion to what they have stated.

If I could give one blog assignment to the class I would have it be about what inspires them as artists, and what made them decide to be an artist in the first place. It is always interesting to find out where people “got their start” and how they keep the dream going.

At this point of the semester I think my blog is doing very well. My images are a great quality with non-distracting backgrounds, good contrast, and vibrant color. My writing quality can always use improvement, but I have been doing an acceptable job of expressing my thoughts. I believe my writing is acceptable in a professional manner. It is well organized, to the point, but still visually appealing.

My comments to the other students could use a greater improvement with its quality. I am working on not be so general or vague with my comments, but striving to say something that would be beneficial to my peers. This is something I need to work on because I am going to be an art educator. By dedicating more time to helping my other group members with their artwork will help me perfect helping my future students with their artwork.

I like creating my own blog postings that are not assigned because I find it easier and more enjoyable to simply sit down and write. Something that I would like to post a blog about that I have not done yet is how life drawing will improve me as an artist overall and not just with my figure drawing skills.

1 comment:

xenia elizabeth said...

you have done really well with your blog and commenting on others'. Thanks for all your work on this. I think art ed students are more in tune with reflection than regular art studio students, which is a shame (on art studio's part).