Thursday, May 31, 2007

Input needed


This is why I've been out of commission for a few days. This is a major art project due this weekend for my master's class. I wish--oh, how I wish--that I was a little bit artistic. This had such promise. I wanted to do a collage. This is supposed to be a multi-cultural teacher introspection autobiographical project. In other words, I'm supposed to reflect on my upbringing to determine what biases, stereotypes, hidden rules, etc, I bring to the classroom and how I can either change or enhance those to become a more culturally aware educator. I wrote an essay on my upbringing and educational philosophy, which I wrote on the canvas. I circled some of the important phrases or words in the essay. Then I took picture of some of my body parts and used those as the basis for the collage. I wrote some of the key phrases using stickers to make them more prominent.
Do you have any suggestions? Any comments? Anything I can do to improve this, other than starting over? I'm almost out of time. No time to start over.

6 comments:

melody said...

Honestly? I think it's perfect. I like that you've used your essay as the foundation and circled the words which define yourself through your own eyes. "I am a strong woman" dead center and the "love" button on the heart definitely caught my eye.

To me, it's creative and real.

mommy_jem said...

I don't think you should change a single thing! It looks beautiful!

Stacy said...

Natalie, that is creative and beautiful. I think you have done a fantastic job!

Anonymous said...

NATALIE! IT is FABULOUS!!!! I told you that you were too harsh with yourself...I am jealous that my project is nothing close to that! I am so far from finished...you have PERFECTION...I did not laugh at all. See you later, Andria

christinator said...

You are way too hard on yourself. I don't know why you keep saying that you aren't creative or artistic. This is both very creative and artistic, and very well done! I am so impressed. Don't change a single thing!

Anonymous said...

OMG....You are AMAZING .....I love it and the only reason I laughed is because I could see your face saying...I will kill you if you laugh....
You are very creative....
Perfect....
LOVE ya- Princess ana