Picturing Prufrock Tutorial

This is a tutorial on how to do the Picturing Prufrock project. It is fairly easy and you do not have to paint a picture as I have. But I am going to document my steps of painting my visual. 

Step one gather supplies (dog support optional) : If you are looking for cheap watercolors there are usually really decently priced starter kits at Michaels. 



Step two pick your line: I recommend reading the poem a few times until you find yourself stopping at a line that strikes you in a way. I was a fan of this poem before so I knew what lines I enjoyed this made it easier. Out of my favorites I ended up picking the one I thought would be easiest to create a visual.


Step three sketch your visual: You should first brainstorm a little and consider the correlation between images and words. Think about what is going to adequately show the lines and sometimes the theme of the poem. I went with the tea pot and tea cup for obvious reasons. I chose frivolous decorations and bright colors to further assist the theme of trivialness that permeates the poem. I added the pocket watch as homage to the theme of time and turning back time in the poem. 


Step four color it in: Once you have made a tentative drawing it is time to begin painting and adding color. Then you have a finished project that will hopefully complete the project but also make you super proud! 



Picturing Prufrock

In this project we were asked to pick our favorite line from The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S Elliot. Using this line we were to make a visual in any medium we wished that represented this line. I chose to paint with water colors my favorite line, “After the cups, the marmalade, the tea, among the porcelain, some talk of you and me.”Imaget

Write yourself into history

The link to the assignment is here.

The assignment says to pick a historically significant event and write a journal entry as if I traveled back in time and took place in it.

Dear Journal;

Today is a remarkable day. These past few months I haven’t really been paying much attention to anything else but trying to piece my life together but today, it seems like everyone is on edge. Lately I’ve been seeing political warfare amongst everyone. If you’re not democratic then you can’t go certain places, tension is rising! People that haven’t voted in decades are out voting today and, even though my mother hates to stand in lines, she even stood in line to vote today.
I can’t wait for this to be over. I’ve been having arguments with my friends as if it really mattered but, we seemed to disagree on voting privileges. They aren’t voting because they have been following the politics, hell they barely even understand politics. They were voting for someone because Oprah said to do so! And apparently, anyone that Oprah endorses is gold! Eh, no matter.
I didn’t plan on watching the final results tally but I knew if I didn’t I’d see it all over myspace tomorrow; plus it was on almost every channel. And I may not have been following all the politics, and I may not care much about them, but even I couldn’t help but shed a tear as America voted in the first African American president. Today, was a remarkable day. And someday when I get old, I’ll be able to tell my grandchildren, that I remember that 🙂

Until tomorrow, goodnight 🙂



Journey to Somewhere

The assignment asks to metaphorically or literally track a journey you or someone else has made. At first I was going to do my life plan but it would have probably included way more slides than necessary for this project, so I did my educational journey to date. Who knows where it will go after graduation? I’m just trying to graduate right?

So, for this project, I chronicled my educational journey from kindergarten to now, ending with a graduation that I hope to be able participate in soon.