Reflection of 2021

I have read two books “A room away from the wolfs” by Nova Ren Suma and “The red queen” by Victoria Aveyard. The two books are fiction books. I really enjoyed reading these two books and what really interested me while reading both of their intro chapter. Throughout the book, A room away from the wolfs, There are lots of suspense and cliffhangers towards the end of each chapter. The first chapter of A room away from the wolfs really drives me inside the story stopping at a hook at the end of the chapter. While In the red queen, I really liked the specific descriptions of explaining what was happening as if I were one of the characters and makes me feel the same when during the center mid of the book explaining the difference between the red and silvers and their unequal treaties make me feel unfair.

 

Independent Reading Reflection#1

The title of my book is called A Room Away From The Wolves by Nova Ren Suma, it is a Mystery fiction book.

My favorite character in the story is the main character, though I do not know his name (So I’m going to call him the boy for now).

The author did not mention anyone’s name. In the first section of my book, the author mostly described what happened. It started with the main character, as the narrator, from his perspective.

The book started with a setting where a girl lives in a room below the boy. (the main character) Then she disappeared into the darkness. She jumped out of the window and crashed to the ground. The neighbors all went out to see what happened, and someone sobs when they see her. People called the ambulance but there was no sign of the girl breathing, and that is where I ended.

 

 

The French revolution and the rise and fall of Napoleon

“Ability is nothing without opportunity” -Napoleon Bonaparte.

Napoleon Bonaparte, born on 15 August 1769, in Corsica. Is the second son of a poor lawyer has achieved his great accomplishments in his living years? He went to french military schools and joined the army. He rose from being a military leader to an emperor who later on brought long peace and set new laws that were divided equally among peasants and nobles.

The Revolution was caused by food shortages and France falling into deep bankruptcy. This led to King Louis xvi’s attempt to escape pairs from the revolutionaries who kept him house arrested. The escape caused revolutionaries to lose faith in the royal family which eventually led to the reign of terror. The revolution ended after Napoleon seized power.

 

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Louis XVl, the villain

This is my infographic for Task #7 humanities. It Is about Louis XVI, the king of French, he was uncertain of his choices and his shyness is what made him weak. in my opinion, he is a villain. In this infographic, I explained the things he did that affected the French. French was badly influenced by him, a weak political system, inequality taxation, and starvation. These few issues all came back to the king, who has the power to fix them, but instead of fixing them, Louis XVI wanted to escape from his country, (he got caught and brought back to Paris). Anyways, comparing to other absolute monarchs in French,  he is not a good king.

Artist Statement “Blue Time”

 

For my independent project, I decide to make an acrylic painting. The title of my work is called “blue time”. It is an acrylic painting of seascape. This painting is the biggest acrylic painting in the past few projects I’ve done in art class. The colors I used in this project is mostly different type of blue just to show the layers and make it realistic. I decide to name this the Blue Time because it makes me feel emotional, whenever I look at the wave, I feel strong, power inside that doesn’t simply just show up, but hiding in the deep wave.

My goal is to simply to complete this artwork and make it to actually look like the wave. I reached my goals because it turns out to be better than what I first imagine it would be.

First, I practiced “seeing” as an artist, I searched up a famous artist name Frederick Judd Waugh. Inspired by this artist, I tried out some technics used to paint seascape and researched some of his painting to give a deeper understanding of seas.

To me, this piece of artwork is very challenging because it is the first time trying out how to draw seascapes, also you need to show the layers of the sea and using of light and dark colors. In the final project, I used the media acrylic paint. I used multiple colors in order to mix them together and get the fitting color, and also start layering the colors. This project spent a couple of days to finish but I think it is pretty successful.

One of the problems when I’m painting is that I kind of ruined it by accidentally chucking white paint on the canvas, and it made it look weird. What I did to fix this was, I painted dark blue on top of the white paint and successfully covered it with blue. Something I did was that I made the wave gradient from torquiest to light blue, I think in total, the project was fine except some tiny mistakes and if I were to do it again next time, I would spend more time and be more careful when drawing stripes.

Independence project

For my independent project, I decide to make an acrylic painting of seascape. First I practiced “seeing” as an artist, I searched up a famous artist name Frederick Judd Waugh. Inspired by this artist, I tried out some technics used to paint seascape and researched some of his painting to give a deeper understanding of seas. To me, this piece of art work is very challenging because it is the first time trying out how to draw seascapes, also you need to show the layers of the sea and using of light and dark colors.

Below is the final project, I used the media, Acrylic paint. I used multiple colors in order to mix them together and get the fitting color, and also start layering the colors. This project spent a couple of days to finish but I think it is pretty success. One of the problem when i am painting is that I kind of ruined it by accidentally chucking white paint on the canvas, and it made it look weird. What I did to fix this was, I painted dark blue on top of the white paint and successfully covered it with blue. Something I did was that I made the wave gradient from torquiest to light blue, I think in total, the project was fine except some tiny mistakes and if I were to do it again next time, I would spent more time and be more careful when drawing stripes.

Resolution of Little Town Of the Prairie

Little Town on the Prairie is an autobiographical child’ novel written by Laura Ingalls Wilder. The main theme of the book, Little Town on the Prairie talks about the importance of family, American pride, and the pioneer life on the prairie. The authors opinion shown in writing is that she wrote this historical fiction book to express the childhood of the pioneer family and to tell how hard they worked, even they struggles over hard time, but they still manage to stick together and helped each other as a family and lived happily together.

The main character in this book is Laura, she is hardworking and is loyal to its family. She cares about her sister Mary much. She got a job that she doesn’t really like to contribute to Mary’s college fees. She saves money for their family and is sensible too. Pa is proud of his family in being American. To him, America stands for independence and freedom. “Laure and Carrie knew the Declaration by heart, of course, but it gave them a solemn, glorious feeling to hear the words. They took hold of hands and stood listening in the solemnly listening crowd. The Stars and Stripes were fluttering bright against the thin, clear blue overhead, and their minds were saying the words before their ears heard them.”(Chapter 8) In this chapter, Laura and her family attend Fourth of July celebrations. This quote shows the pleasure they take in being American and the symbols that represent this such as the American flag and the Declaration of Independence. As a pioneer family, they feel independent and free and respect their young country.

In my collage, I made using Canva includes four pictures which represent different meanings. The picture on the top left has a woman doing house work, this is a unique scene being described in the book too. They knit clothes to make money, milk the cows and doing house hold duties are required. The picture on the top right corners shows the family members told in the story. This shows the strong relationship between the families. The bottom left shows an American flag, this flag is very important and represent the family royalty between each other and pride to their nation. At last, there is a picture of the big prairie and a baby calf. I put this picture because I want to give a visual picture of the story.It was quite difficult to live on a prairie because the pioneers were setting up their new towns and there was no safety net against the harshness of the weather, it might be dangerous for to live. To Pa, Being an American means they can fix anything as long as they work hard.

Then the storms had stopped school, and all through that long winter the blizzards had howled between the houses, shutting them off from each other so that day after day and night after night not a voice could be heard and not a light could be seen through the swirling snow. All winter long, they had been crowded in the little kitchen, cold and hungry and working hard in the dark and the cold to twist enough hay to keep the fire going and to grind wheat in the coffee mill to grind wheat for the day’s bread.”(Chapter 2) This quote shows loneliness, as well as the struggle of pioneer life. The book shows man vs nature is like enemy. Both Laura and Pa love the outdoors and land, but they are both well aware of natural disaster nature can cause. Crops cold be destroyed by a single hailstorm. Winter can bring starvation to entire town. These challenges are inevitable.

I think this book is really cool and if you want to read more about the author, click this hyperlink to see more series of the little house books by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

 

 

 

Do the boxers deserve a bad rap?

The Boxers deserve a bad rap. They’ve killed foreigners and Chinese Christians and also destroyed foreign property. The Boxer Rebellion started between 1899 and 1901. They were called the Boxers because they are against the spread of Western and Japanese influence, because of their violence against foreign powers, missionaries, and innocent Chinese citizens. 100,000 people died because of this war, most of those got killed were innocent civilians, including thousands of Chinese Christians and approximately 200 to 250 foreign nationals. (Mostly Christians and missionaries). The boxers destroyed St. Michael’s Church. Even though they had their own reasons to Christianity, they still did violent things and it is not forgivable.

A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream Hermia’s Facebook

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Hermia’s facebook

I used Taylor swift’s picture as a profile picture and the background i chose was a romantic soft mood. I chose this picture as the background because this had something to do with forest, Hermia is a  lovely girl and she’s very pretty too. In her facebook she shows that her love to Lysander will not change and this shows how persistence she is loving Lysander. She would rather choose death or become a nun then marry someone she don’t like. For example, In A Midsummer Night’s dream by William Shakespeare, line 198, Hermia told her friend Helena that she does not like Demetrius, but Demetrius loves Hermia. Demetrius is the one Helena loves.

I choose  “There isn’t one person in this world that I want more than I want”as Hermia’s favorite quote because she is this kind of person that does not easily give up on hope, the same with the person she loves. That she is willing to do anything to be with her true love.

Reflect

ARTIST STATEMENT

“Garden”

Joyce Li 8-5

My inspiration came from a Korean door and it is made out of wooden boards.The two set of doors are called Imun. As you can see the door on the right is taller than the door on left, it then forms a gate. These wooden boards are made for security and it connects the inner  and the outer palace which is easy to pass by. Depending on the size of a door, number of wood boards may be place separately into several sections. What really draws my attention is the black curtain by the left side, it has three groups of white circles places in a triangle shape. A religion that is interesting about this door is that the taller door of imun was used by members of the royal family and the lower door was used by court ladies. The door inspires me by its cool pattern and this is why i am making it. In my “Open the door” project i tried out the media canvas and patterns in pencil. I used canvas because I decide to use a creative way of expressing this project in a nature way where you can actually open the door and “peek” through the door from indoor and outside.

For this project “Open the door” I mostly used acrylic paints and black markers. I used white, gold, silver, brown, purple, blue and green acrylic paints. Something different about this art work is that there is another small canvas stick out in the middle of the big one. Inside the small canvas are a painting of a small garden, as you can see shown in the second picture. I could improve the blank space around the door more, but just to show how important the door is. I decide to keep it like this. One problem I had when i was making the project was that the small canvas, represent the middle door, it wouldn’t s stick to the big canvas, I used the hot glue gun but when I put the glue around the edges and tries sticking it on the big one, because the time was short for the hot glue to stick, it then falls off easily. I fixed this problem at last by asking help from my art teacher, she helped me to push down the canvas while I put glue around 2 times faster than I originally did.

I want to express the beauty of the Korea door and show it’s cool texture by art and color. Personally, I think this door looked peaceful and pretty, joined in with the nature.

My main idea of this artwork is to create a door with canvas and make the door look more realistic by opening it and closing it if wanted. I will combine the two ideas below and add some texture in the background. In my second idea, I think of putting a curtain on the door but I don’t think i’m going to do that because I think it’s hard to get that kind of material. Instead, I’m using what I already have.

This project shows the beauty of this door and to represented one quote from the book Wonder, “don’t judge a book by its cover” because you won’t know what’s behind the cover when you actually flip through the book, in this case, the cover means the door. You’d never know whats on the other side when you open the door. I deside to name this artwork “Garden” because on the outside it looked like a random door but in the inside there is a pretty garden. My artwork worked out fine and I think the process of making it is very fun, I enjoyed making this door.