Pathways and Mysteries

Must build pathways for park goers… That’s been my mission for 3 weeks ever since the purchase of Rollercoaster Tycoon 3!

Since summer classes ended in the middle of August, it has left me some summer vacation to build Rollercoasters and work on my sketchbook for the Sketchbook Project 2013.

I have finally chosen a theme for my sketchbook. It will be a mystery. I have been fighting with this sketchbook since its creation wanting to tear out all the pages and start over so many times. The idea of starting over is still in the forefront of my mind.

I am excited to see the Sketchbook Project 2012 tour. I think it will be fun to see how others have interpreted the different themes of the project. I may even get a few new ideas on how to approach my sketchbook.

Has anyone else had the chance to see the tour?

I am also counting down the days until I start class this fall. September 6th is the first day! I am so excited to start my first Web Design class at AAU. I plan on using my website to host projects throughout the semester. There will probably be few changes to the front page and how to find my blog, but it will still be here!

I must go reach my objectives for my theme park!

When You Give Me a Pencil

I should learn that having a personal project on the side when taking classes always becomes an interesting challenge by the third week of class.

After I finished updating my site over the break, I signed up for The Limited Edition Sketchbook Project at Art House Library in Brooklyn New York.  Unlike the 2012 Sketchbook Project, they will publish these sketchbooks in a series of art books by the library in the fall of 2012.

I received my sketchbook the day I mailed out my other one for the 2012 Sketchbook Tour. At the time, it was January, and I had a month to really work on it before I started class at the end of the month. I was able to steamroll through four pages before coming to a complete halt when school started back up.

My little sketchbook sat on the table by me as I began writing papers and creating magazine spreads. It was beginning to look unhappy because I was not filling it with my designs.

By the third week of class, I was able to take a day or two and fill it with a spread I had been pondering for a few weeks. I have always loved Polaroid cameras; I am bummed I do not have one anymore. I wanted to create something that was an image within an image for the whole spread.

This is what I came up with:

So far, this is my favorite spread, and I hope they consider publishing it in the Limited Edition Art Books in the fall of 2012. It will be fun to see which spread they choose once I send in my book.

Did I mention it must be mailed in by April 30th 2012? … Only 28 more pages to go.