This summer I spent the majority of my time simply being a teenager. I hung out with friends and family, went on fun trips, and enjoyed the summer to my best ability. Art is a major hobby of mine so I spent my summer creating many different pieces of work that made me happy. These works really don't have a huge underlying meaning to them because I simply wanted to create work that I like to make. Despite the lack of deep meaning, I did focus on one particular technique all summer which was paint on canvas. Previously I had worked a lot on wood but I wanted to explore a different surface to create work on.
This summer I can honestly say that I spent countless hours working on art. I love making art because it is one of my favorite pass times. Out of the three that I brought into school I invested the most amount of time on the pink "Live" image because I really loved the colors and contrast and to me it was the most fun work to make. I did however invest a lot of time into my other works and a few others that were not brought into school. It didn't seem like it was a burden to have to make the art because I loved making it so much that I would spend entire days starting different projects and doing different crafts for the love of it. Compared to the past I could definitely say that I was a lot more invested in these works because it was completely on my own terms and the works remind me of things that make me truly happy.
I think that the biggest challenge that I faced this summer was being really patient when working on the paintings that required me to be more meticulous and exact with the paints. Other than that I didn't really encounter any major challenges because if I ended up creating something that I did not like that much I would paint over it and start again or create something else. That is how some of the canvases that I was working on ended up being so many different layers. I learned how much I really like working on canvas during the summer and I also sort of rediscovered how much I really love making art to make it.
I really liked the art that I made this summer so I think that overall I would probably give myself a B+ or A- because I think they came out well and I spent a lot of time working on each piece this summer. I think that much of this work is better than the work that I created last year, but I also feel as though I could make it better by trying to possibly incorporating a deeper meaning to the work, or simply making it ore personal to myself. Not a lot of my work has a deep meaning but they all are similar in the aspect that they have to do