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Kelsey Smith
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I have been so busy lately--I've hardly had time to post on my blog! The good news is, I have a wealth of new images to show for my hard work. Here is a four-session progression of my painting final, and the first draft of my artist statement is here, below...
Portfolio and Plates
Portfolio and Plates
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It is a GORGEOUS day here, back in Cortona.  This is the best weather we've had yet!  I just couldn't stay inside to paint my still life during painting class, so I took a quick picture and moved my supplies and aisle out front to the yard... An inspiring a...
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Left: Sketch of Michelangelo's famous statue, David , found at the Academia, and a skeleton from Museo la Specola (pencil) Right: A view of Firenze and keepsakes (pencil)
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Field trip! Four beautiful days in Firenze (Florence) Left:  Keeping track of symbols and pattern for my next jewelry-making assignment--a charm bracelet or other "memory" inspired by my visit to Florence--and a sketch of the "Flying Mercury" statue, found ...
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Left:  Sketches from Sienese art and architecture (pen) Right:  Stream of consciousness; read from the bottom up (pen)
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" Ciao! Mi chiamo Kelsey. Io sono di New York. Sono 20 anni. Mi piace futbol." I picked up these four phrases earlier today, just before introducing myself to a group of fourth graders.  I will be volunteering at the Comune di Cortona Scuola Elementare-- an...
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  Continued work on the Teatro Signorelli tray (unfinished).  I painted "white slip" (a soupy white clay mixture) onto the surface and worked back in with a carving tool.  When the clay is fired, areas with the white slip will be very pale in contrast to th...
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They're done! All of our mugs are out of the kiln, and into our hands. They aren't perfect, but for a first attempt at ceramics, mine aren't bad. And my mornings just got better... I finally have five homemade *American-sized* coffee cups to drink out of,...
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 Today I was The Girl Who Played with Fire. I finished soldering my belt buckle in the metals studio (it definitely needs some sanding after the heat discoloration!) while my five clay mugs baked away in the ceramics classroom next door .  I'm anxious to se...
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Happy Birthday, Levi!
Happy 22nd Birthday to my boyfriend Levi! For the past two years I've made Levi a painting for his birthday present. Here's this year's: A blast-from-the-past poster, advertising the notorious St. Lawrence University "Snow Bowl" Winter Carnival (est. 1934)....
Happy Birthday, Levi!
Happy Birthday, Levi!
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