November 2017

Angie Marino / 2017

Well, I've been in China for almost two weeks now. TWO WEEKS. Before coming on this trip, I was so excited! CHINA! Now with only a few days left, I can't wait to get out of here. I came to China for two BMX contests. So there hasn't been too much down time. China is so different (obviously) than the US. I'm not going to lie, the environment is pretty bad. The air quality is disgusting. We all wore face masks to avoid getting respiratory infects and getting sick. Besides the...

"For my final project in my Media Editing class we were given the option to choose from three questions and then create a piece of media of whatever medium that speaks to us the most. The question I chose was - "What does it mean to be a _______ personality? (Insert your own Meyers-Briggs personality type here). Think of this as describing a personality type through media. Please be creative and think deeper than a collage/barrage of visual elements." I chose to create a video that highlighted some of my INFP...

This semester I took an overload of credits and I'm really hating myself for it. 7 classes is never a good idea especially with a couple studio classes. WHY DID I DO THIS TO MYSELF. No, I'm actually kind of bummed, but I still learned from this mistake. I decided to take screen printing 2 for fun since I had a lot of fun taking the first class. I'm pretty sure the teacher doesn't like me. He probably thinks I just skip his class because I'm over it, although I...

Social media is such a funny thing in today's world. But I love it. I almost wish I would have went to school for marketing, but on the other hand I don't think I would have the attention span to sit in those lecture classes. Ugh. Anyways! I'm such a sucker for Instagram. I don't have time for Facebook, Linkedin is boring, Youtube is so time consuming and MySpace is dead. I've been trying to get better at posting often. I went to a work meeting and they gave us a little...

THE CIRCLE OF LIFE Currently, this is one of my most favorite illustrations that I have created. I came to Phoenix, Arizona in May of 2014 to visit my mom. After a couple weeks of staying here, she pushed me to go on a campus tour of Arizona State University. Thinking about my future, I got really excited about the idea of going back to school. I wasn't sure what major I wanted to go for and being out of state, I decided to spend my first year of college at...

Dear Mr. Andy Warhol, You're my biggest inspiration. <3 angie marie   Oh what I would do to just see what it was like to collaborate in The Factory. Andy Warhol has been one of my biggest inspirations since before high school. Then, on an art trip in high school, my life was complete.. we went to visit the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I'll leave you with one of my favorite quotes from Mr Warhol.. "What's great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the...

You're probably thinking.. what does turquoise have to do with networking?? Well.. let me tell you.. So if you didn't already know, I'm a silversmith. For the most part, I only work with silver and turquoise. Living in the Southwest, turquoise is pretty easy to come by. BUT, if you don't know much about it you can be spending WAYYYYYYYYYY too much money on it. When I first started I just went to the local jewelry shop where I got my tools and bought stones through them. Unfortunately, they took advantage of...

I'm not going lie and some of you are probably going to judge me but, I don't care! Whenever I'm stuck in a rut with fonts or just simply feel like wasting time looking at what new fonts people are coming up with I always like to browse "Da Font". No shame! But really, sometimes I can spend hours mindlessly looking at font and it's the best thing. It gets my creativity going and gives me ideas for drawings and designs. The site is pretty basic and super easy to navigate....

I'm not going to lie.. Drawing with charcoal is probably the most relaxing and rewarding kind of art to me. Although it is just for fun for me, there's something so soothing about it. If you have never tried charcoal, I highly recommend it. It's forgiving if you mess up, so if you mess up it can easily be fixed! Also, once you have all the charcoal laid down on the paper, you get to smear it all in! I took a basic drawing 1 class at a community college...