As an Artist I can Stretch and Explore:
I was not very sure about how the Pumpkin was going to stand because I used the stem of the Pumpkin as a trunk for the Elephant and this was hard because I did not want the Pumpkin to roll over or fall. I tried to use wire for the tail of the Elephant to Camouflage the stand that holds it up, Some challenges I had were that the paint was Acrylic so it would dry and peel off the Pumpkin and I constantly had to repaint it. I used Cardboard and I have used it often, so I glued on the cardboard to make it sturdy and glued it on my Pumpkin.
As an Artist I Reflect:
I looked back at my project when I finished painting it and when I added the ears and I noticed it was good. Before I started painting I sketched it out and noticed one eye is smaller than the other eye so then I made it bigger when I started painting. I wanted to make something different from what other people would do so I came up with a Elephant and searched Ideas and found so many other creative Pumpkins.
As an Artist I Engaged and Persisted:
Some challenges were like the stem I was super scared my pumpkin would rot and not be able to work and I was scared that I was going to break off the stem. When I dried all of the paint I would press on it and the paint would peel off the Pumpkin which is not good. I messed up on the Elephant's feet the bottoms of the bottles were supposed to be facing down but I messed up and I like it because it looks like I recycled and turned something into something better.
I am a Freshman at VMCCA. My favorite subject is Art. I like the color Blue. One of my favorite food is Alfredo pasta.