Wk1 – Art Experience – Plaster Casting

This first art activity was so exciting! I went to Seal Beach with my dorm friends on Saturday and it was the perfect weather for a quick beach day after all the dreadful rain. Instead of doing a simple handprint, my friend Lorraine, pictured above in the red, suggested that I do a “rock on” hand sign. Taking her creative advice I did that hand gesture and another peace sign motion too, just in case one of the molds failed to turn out properly. The process was fun to do, but the wet sand being poured atop my hand felt gross! The waiting process of 20-30 min was easily passed while laying out and listening to some good “beach” music with my friends. When it came time for the big reveal, I was honestly so surprised that the molds turned out so well! You can clearly distinguish my fingers and the overall general concept of the hand gestures I attempted. Even a random guy near our little towel set up came over and asked what we were doing with plaster because he was curious himself, he saw my hand castings and told me I did a good job; I thanked him for the compliment. If I were to do this project again in the future, I would experiment with other funky hand positionings and also pack the wet sand atop my hands harder to ensure a solid mold. Overall, I’m excited for the next upcoming art activities and what this class entails!


Wk1 – Classmate Conversation – Moreen Meng

Week 1:

In class today I spoke with Moreen Meng. She was super friendly and I learned in our short time talking that she was a nutrition major, is now a declared child development major, and is looking into psychology as well. She’s from Sacremento so she resides in the Beachside off campus dorms. Moreen works on campus in the CBA building in the access lab, seasonally at home back in Sacremento, and eventually wants to maybe work with child therapy or something in the social work field in the future. She was born in France, can speak French, obviously English, and is Cambodian and Chinese. Moreen told me she is double-jointed which allows her to be very flexible, has 6 piercings, and if she isn’t at school or work- then she is most likely watching Netflix. Her favorite Netflix shows are How I Met Your Mother, New Girl, One Tree Hill, and Friends. Her favorite foods are sushi and pasta, but really who doesn’t love pasta! It was really nice talking to someone that was so friendly as my first classmate convo in this new class. Looking forward to this semester!

(find her here! Moreen’s blog)IMG_1060.JPG