7/24 Oliver Lee State Park

7/24 Oliver Lee State Park

Desert Life Here we go – my second adventure through ART+BIO Collaborative!!  I’m very excited for this trip, especially since I’ll be exploring and gaining new experience with the desert habitats of New Mexico and Texas! 😀 I’m also looking forward to learning more about art+biology, getting more field experience, developing my ink+watercolor art skills, meeting new friends, and doing some …

Island Life Art

Island Life Art

This summer I realized I never posted the artwork I made during my Puerto Rico trip, so here it is!  These are the sketches, warm-up activities, and watercolor tests/practices I did while there.  Materials used include pen and ink, watercolor paints, watercolor pencils/crayons, graphite pencil, and charcoal. And these are the bioart installations that I talked …

Childhood Nostalgia

Childhood Nostalgia

Just came across this today: http://vegalleries.com/gall.html It has all kinds of animation/art companies that I look up to: Disney, Dreamworks, Warner Bros, Cartoon Network…the things that made me love art and animation in the first place ^_^  I definitely want to keep this around so I can look back at some neat art; I love discovering the backbone work that …

3/12 Final Day in PR

3/12 Final Day in PR

Today was such a bittersweet day.  After breakfast, we traded our cards with each other.  I ended up basing mine on the different species of lizards that we found.  It was so cool seeing everyone’s unique styles together on the table and all the memories that they brought back to us.  Then we packed up …

3/11 El Yunque National Rainforest

3/11 El Yunque National Rainforest

After arming ourselves with raincoats and bug spray, we made our way to El Yunque National Rainforest.  I enjoyed talking to Saul about art and his research with geckos during the drive, and we also discussed animal behavior and acoustic ecology – I need to tell my zoomusicology friend about it.  At El Yunque, we …

3/10 Mar Chiquita

3/10 Mar Chiquita

“The Little Beach” Before the beach, we explored another cave that was along the way.  There were a lot of bones in it for some reason, and we weren’t sure where they came from.  But I spotted a few anole lizards, and I found a hollow coconut which was pretty cool.  Unfortunately, the wind and …

3/9 Guanica

3/9 Guanica

The Dry Forest During our group discussion this morning, we shared the sketches and watercolor paintings we made on Tuesday.  I was happy with what I had for the time we were given to work, but I still need to practice to get my sketches and paintings to look really good.  Overall, I’m glad that the …

3/7 Island Life

3/7 Island Life

Finally getting some good wifi!  Going to do a quick recap of Monday of my trip to Puerto Rico with the ART+BIO Collaborative program. The flights went well, no problems switching in Newark, NJ.  I met up with our little group of 10 after arriving in San Juan, and we were off!  There are 5 …

Test post

Testing a post with my phone. Hope this works – I’d like to blog some updates from my Puerto Rico trip this way.  Not sure how the wifi will be though. Also, unfortunately, it looks like I’m not going to be able to add photos until after the trip; I can’t seem to upload them …