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Apr 23, 2017 12:39 PM

So I really want to get all A's and stress is bad for my condition and I have an art project so if you guys don't mind giving me suggestions. It's an project where I decided to make it about the illnesses that we have so far I have a couple examples including a person with their legs and arms bound to a wheelchair, another is a person with hands holding them back dragging them into the darkness. I'm thinking of doing the wheelchair one because I've been in a wheelchair recently but I'm not quite sure. Please give me suggestions. I would be forever grateful if you did.

Apr 23, 2017 1:59 PM

You have to explain what the requirements of the project are. More importantly, you need to remember that if a person gets perfect marks in everything they do, the first time they do it, that logically means that the person could already do all of those things perfectly. If that's is the case, that person would have no need to go to school. Institutions of education at any level are not there for people to show up and have a contest to prove who already knows the most or can do the most. The point of an education, and the point of any school project, is to take your current knowledge and ability and stretch it or add to it in a new way. How on earth does it make sense that any person should expect themselves to be perfect at every thing they are ever asked to try. Please, let this be at least a tiny seed to get you to think about taking pride in learning and growing as a person and placing less importance on some other person's interpretation of what a perfect you should look like.

But back to the project: if you explain what was asked of you I will do my best to give you some input

Apr 23, 2017 2:02 PM

Thanks nightid but I'm not wanting to get all A's for others it's for me. But for the project there's no exact subject and you can do abstract art or art with no subject.

Apr 23, 2017 2:14 PM

I understand that the A is for you. Or at least you believe it is for you. But take it from someone who spent an inordinate amount of time and energy maintaining a very high average in high school, 3 undergraduate degrees, one of which is education, and who is currently working on a masters degree in education - school grades are not the best indicator of superior personal achievement. But it is good to be motivated and determined to work as hard as it takes. That's awesome.

You still didn't specifically say what the point of the project is. Is it a realistic portrayal of a topic of your choice, is it to represent an idea in a way of your choice, is it to represent your chosen topic in a way that others might feel something...

If the only thing said was "do any kind of art about anything" then nobody could possibly know what kind of thing would create an A grade.

If the point of the project is to create a 3D model or drawing that represents your chosen topic (in this case pain/illness) in a way that demonstrates how you personally see that topic or relate to that topic, well then I can help you.

Try not to get frustrated with me. I just want to give you advice that will actually help you get an A, not just a random guess.

Apr 23, 2017 2:20 PM

The point is as far as I could tell is that we could do a collage of different utensils and/or fabric or newspapers. Or we could use shapes to create a portrait Nightid

Apr 23, 2017 2:34 PM

Difficult, because you are not sure what you are intended to convey. That is the reason you are struggling with your own ideas. I will tell you my best guess based on a belief that you are probably being asked to use one or more of those mediums to represent an idea in a way that either shows what it means to you or how it makes you feel.

If that is the case, then, in my opinion the wheelchair on its own is a little bit too specific. What makes it a bit better is visualizing the person being bound to it; but when I visualize I person seated in a wheelchair, even if the hands and feet were bound, I wouldn't necessarily think pain or burden. Many people in wheelchairs are paralyzed and feel no pain, or have been in a wheelchair for so long that they just feel it is an extension of themselves. For me, a person bound to a wheelchair in a way that would show what it feels like to have constant pain, I would have the person stretched around the outside of the wheelchair with hands and feet bound in a way that makes it obvious that the wheelchair is not acting as a supportive tool.

But for me personally, if I had to depict what I feel like to be me with all of the ailments and pains I have, I would choose hands grabbing me back into the house while others leave, or my entire body pressed to a piece of glass watching the world go by, or bound to a bed with delightful things just beyond where I could reach. Perhaps like a mobile that goes over a baby crib. The mobile would have your friends and family represented and hobbies and interests, and the person would be trying to reach for the mobile but couldn't quite make it.

Apr 23, 2017 2:38 PM

Those ideas do sound interesting Nightid.

Apr 24, 2017 6:35 AM

LifeOnPaws, I can't wait to see what you do! My daughter likes art too, she does it for school and for a hobby. I have faith that you will have an A on this assignment.

Apr 24, 2017 6:37 AM

Thanks Sjogrenspain77

Apr 24, 2017 6:29 PM

Both of your ideas are great. Have you looked through the messages under the title "what does your pain monster look like?" If not - you might take a look through it to get some general ideas. I like the visual of a dark shadow or something similar holding a person back (pulling them into the shadows.) Or - i think in the post i mentioned there is a picture of a huge black shadow leaning over a young person. Perhaps have what looks
Iike a grey smoke coming from the shadow person and encompassing the person in pain.

Cant draw worth a flip. :) but like to create in my mind.

Wishing you the very best on this project. Do you need to also include a short description of your project? What a great way to not only get a good grade in the class but also to educate your classmates and instructors. I have faith in you and your ability to create a design that will ""speak" to the hearts of all who see it.

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