Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Helvetica post

Here is my post on the Helvetica movie

Do you think the Helvetica typeface is good or bad? why?
I don't think its bad, but I like the more exciting fonts. Instead of being perfect and straight, I like the wacky and weird ones. They just draw my in more.

Who was your favorite type or graphic designer interviewed in the movie and why?
I think I like Paula Scher the best. Because she also didn't like the simple straight Helvetica font. She wanted to create her own and be different and unique.

This movie was interesting. I learned more about Helvetica, like where it was created, how it was created, and how different people choose to use it. I never realized how a simple font could have such an interesting background. I also never thought of fonts having personalities or emotions. It can be plain and boring one minute, then explosive and exciting the next. It all depends on you and how you interpret things. Over all, this movie opened my eyes to new creative ways of using fonts.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Claude Monet assignment

For this assignment we are supposed to look at 3 pictures done by Claude Monet. They are the same place, but different times of day or different kinds of weather.  We are then supposed to answer a couple questions about these pictures.

This is the first one.

I would say that the color palette is broad. There are lots of colors in there, orange, yellow, red, blue, a little purple. This picture has a warmness to it. The sunset type setting makes it feel warm and sunny
I think this picture gives a peaceful, quiet emotion. Its like a sunset, you are relaxing and being at peace.

Here is the next picture

This picture doesn't really have alot of color. So I'd say this is a limited picture.  He used greys and blacks and some white and a little blue. This picture seems cold and dreary to me. Kinda foggy.
This picture makes me feel sad, dreary. Cuz it doesnt have those vibrant colors, its just kind of bland and grey.

This one is kind of inbetween I think. It has some colors, but not alot. I'm not sure which one to put this under, it has some greens and blacks and blues.  This picture is right in between, its warm, yet cold. It has enough color to seem warm, but also enough color to seem cold.

This picture makes it seem like there is a storm coming or is already there, so it gives me the feeling of ...I guess nervous, or anxious.

I think the picture that stood out to me the most was the first one. Because it had more colors, more life in it. It drew me in more then these other two did.

Color hue test

Online ColorIQ Challenge Results
Your score: 24
FM Hue Test Results
A lower score is better, with ZERO being the perfect score. The bars above show the regions of the color spectrum where hue discrimination is low

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


This is my last post for our 1st project in 2D Art 102.

Based on my research I have learned:
That the industry that I have chosen to go into doesn't have alot of future prospects. There most likely will not be alot, if any, growth in this area. But I also know that this will not stop me from continuing in this area. As I have said in my earlier posts, I do what I love, no matter the pay. =D

Have I learned more about myself and my work style?
Not really, I already knew that I was organized and trustworthy and shy, etc.(from the OCEAN's test)
So nothing new really stuck out about me. But who knows, maybe I'll re-read my posts and something new will click!

Have my interests changed based on my findings and interview?
Not really, no. I am more aware that this industry isn't going to prosper very much in the future. But My interest in Baking at a Christian Camp is still the same. I have grown up working at Camps, and I will not be pulled away from it that easily! Its in my blood. And I don't think I will ever let it go.
I will continue to work in camping for as long as my Savior, Jesus Christ, allows me to.

Thanks for reading my blogs! =D I look forward to getting to know you all through your posts as well as through class! Good luck to everyone!

This is my Challah bread that I made for one of my Bakery classes


I interviewed my boss, because I(as I have already stated) already have my dream job and figured that it would be kind of silly to interview myself =P And it just so happens that my boss is also my Mother! (Yay for Moms!)

First off I will tell you what my moms job is. Like me, she is also a cook at Camp Berachah, she is the Head Chef if you would want to call it that =D
She plans the menus, orders food and supplies, preps for the meals, cooks the meals, cleans up before, during, and after the meals, cleans bathrooms, washes dishes, does laundry, and so many other things! She is quite talented!

Question 1: How do you like your job?
 I enjoy my job very much.  It is rewarding to serve all kinds of people and be able to see their enjoyment in their time away from the normal routine.

Question 2: What were your qualifications towards getting this job?
Previous experience in cooking for large groups and willingness to learn new things.

Question 3: What training do you need to maintain your job?
 I continue to take different classes that will give me more advantages to cooking new things and things in new ways and to improve in time and proficiency.(like sanitation classes, and such)

Question 4: Is there job growth?
There is not much chance for growth in this current job

Question 5: What are the Pro's and Con's for your job?
Pros -  1) able to interact with guests, 2) cook well balanced meal, 3) good co-workers, 4) enjoy work
Cons - 1) long hours
Question 6: What are some new industry changes that you are seeing?
Adjusting to all the new allergies that are being brought to light such as gluten, soy, corn, and many more.
This is me and my mom(boss)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


This is my third post for my Art 102 class. We are supposed to write about 5 jobs that interest us in our job industry.

Well My number one interest is my dream job(the one I wrote about in post 2). Baking/cooking at a Christian Camp! My job title, as I just said, is Baker/Cook at Camp Berachah at Buck Creek. My Salary is between $150-$200 a week. So, $600-$800 a month. Not alot, but I don't mind, i just do what I love no matter what the pay. Job prospects, there are tons of camps out there! I don't see that business going anywhere(as in downhill) for a while, if at all. Sure it might get low in attendence or use, but I don't think it would be alot. There are plenty of opportunities with Camping. Because of all of the camps in different states. And all the different types of camps. I didn't get anything really from the bureau site though..

2nd job choice
Baker in a bakery
Job Prospects: There isn't alot of expected rise of employment in this area.
Opportuninty: After next quarter(spring 2011) I will Graduate with a AAS in Baking Arts, so I will have more experience then others. People still will be buying breads and cakes and cookies, etc. So i know that the bakeries will continue.

3rd job
I want to be a stay at home mom someday(once Im married)
Salary: The joy and happiness of raising your own kids and seeing them grow up and help better the world
Job Prospects: Get Married, Have Kids, and raise them to be the best person they can be. Helping and encouraging them, and teaching them to do the same for others. Being a rolemodel for them. Loving them
Opportunity: (Once Im married) Have kids. Be fun and creative, crazy and funny, positive and encouraging, but most of all I'd teach them about the Love I have for my Savior, Jesus Christ. And show them what He means to me, and how important He is in my life! I want them to grow up seeing their mom daily striving to follow her Savior, and try to follow in her footsteps.
I don't really have any other job interests besides these. So I guess I will end here...Thanks for reading!

This is another cake I made for my bakery class.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


This is my second post for my Art class at Lake Washington Technical College.
We were told to write about our dream job.

Well, I already have my dream job! I am a cook/baker at Berachah at Buck Creek! I cook meals, bake desserts, serve our guests, do dishes, clean rooms, and other kitchen and camp oriented jobs. I Love it! I grew up in the camping ministry, and don’t know much else.  I love doing it and don't plan to do anything else. My Parents have always worked at a Christian Camp ever since I was born. We have moved to many camps, in all different states! One thing I really love about my job is the fact that I get to work with my family! I Love my family and being able to work with them and help them everyday is so amazing to me!!
Another favorite thing about my job is the location! Buck Creek is located up by Mt. Rainier! Its BEAUTIFUL up there! (as you can see from the picture I posted below)
I am at school to better myself for my job. I am almost done with the Baking arts program at LWTC. I am learning so much that I can and will apply to my job. My education has been enhanced so much through my school!
I don't get paid very much, but money is not something I care about. I do what I love, no matter what the pay!  I Love working with people! I enjoy making them smile and happy and comfortable. If there is anything that our guests at camp need, I do my best to get it for them.
Working at Christian Camp's is one of the Best Jobs! I Love it!