Why Stop Dreaming When the Impossible is Possible

As many of you have probably figured out, I am a die hard Disney fan.  I love the idea of entertaining an entire family with wholesome values being preached to various age groups.  Many of the works I created have a underlying theme that relates back to Walt Disney’s idea of alternate realities and believing in the impossible.

Don’t worry, I know that reality does not always end with everyone having their dreams come true, but I say why not!  After watching the Disney Animated film Frozen, I could not help but admire Olaf along with the other characters as well.  Olaf in some ways reminds me of myself, determined to reach his dream while others do not understand his attachment to such a ridiculous idea.  Olaf is a sending a message to the audience that questions why we give up on our dreams.  Everyone laughed including myself when Olaf said that he loves summer and cannot wait to witness it himself.  In some way or another everyone has had an experience like this.  We all dream and sooner or later someone questions you for the goals you want so desperately to reach.  Olaf has the courage to continue despite how ridiculous the idea seems.  We all need to focus on our dreams if we want to be truly happy.  No one should settle for anything less.

Let’s all take a lesson from Walt Disney, you cannot change the people who gave up on dreaming, but you can certainly help others keep their dreams alive.  I am like Olaf, I have what some would say is an unattainable goal, that is to become an animator and work for Pixar or the Disney Animation Studios, but why not.  I have never wanted something so bad in my life.  I want to work for Disney because of what the stand for, what they teach others, and an overwhelming urge to entertain and inspire everyone.  I am well aware that being hired at Disney is far from easy, but I just cannot bring myself to let go of my dream.  Walt Disney has continued to be inspiration to me throughout the years and I want to continue to his legacy.

Olaf will forever be one of my favorite characters and continue to inspire me to keep running towards my dream.  Olaf states in the movie “Some people are worth melting for”.  I love this quote because I believe that giving people hope and encouragement to follow their hearts is worth “melting for”.

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The Never Ending Story: My Journey Through Art 201

This is my final project for the introduction to new media and digital arts class. The requirements were to take our body of work that was created throughout the semester, place the files on InDesign CS6, and create a leporello book. The reason for printing artwork in a digital arts class is to show that a student can not only create art on a digital platform, but can also print their work allowing for a broader audience to view the work. I wanted to do something different with my final project. I did not want to just place the files onto InDesign and print it. I wanted to take concepts from each piece and transform the other pieces. The idea behind it was to reference how the work created had come full circle, but will always be intertwined.

Variations: Alternate Realities

Alternate Realities

This piece was done in my introduction to new media and digital arts class. The requirements for this project were to take photos with your choice of camera depending on the technique used and present a large scale print when completed. My concept for this work was the idea that Walt Disney so creatively used, which is the idea of alternate realities. I wanted to show my current reality filled with hardship, while looking to future hoping someday to make it a reality. Feel free to leave comments about the piece!

An Update- How Last Semester Changed Me

I have recently been swamped and unable to post to the blog lately, but I wanted to give you all an update. During the spring semester I attended an introduction to new media art class and I still can’t stop feeling grateful for everything I learned in short that short amount of time. Almost all of the work featured on this blog was created during that class.
I felt like my eyes were opened to this new and exciting world! I had never used any art design software before and was able to pick up techniques and create pieces I never knew I was capable of creating. I now am proud to announce that can use Keynote, Adobe Illustrator CS6, Adobe Photoshop CS6, a limited knowledge on Adobe InDesign CS6 and can produce large scale prints.
I really wanted to push myself for the final project. The idea of a flip book came to mind because I want to start understanding concepts of motion and a story creating itself. Unfortunately I was under a time constraint and had to use the same techniques as everyone else. But here is the best part, my instructor urged me to make the flip book during the summer and when completed to bring it to him.
I still can’t believe how lucky I am to have someone believe in my skills enough to support my ideas and challenge me to advance my skills. So this brings me back to the reason why I haven’t been posting lately. I have been busy making a flip book within the time frame of three months. It is hard work, but I am loving every step in the process. I will be posting more content soon and when the project is completed I will upload the work for you all to view and enjoy!