Friday, May 21, 2010

Narative 3

I remember this day perfectly I was about 5 years old. It was a warm august day the sun was shining from every direction. The birds were chirping in the trees. The kids laughing and running around. The smell of fresh baked warm cookies filled the air. The fresh air filled our lungs. In the distance you could hear dogs barking at people walking by. All the cats lying in the windows absorbing the heat from the sun.
I was with my best friend on this wonderful day. Her name was Madison. We were both the same age and looked pretty much like twins. Our hair was blonde, short, and curly. We wore dresses pretty much every day. We did everything together. Our parents couldn’t keep us apart even if they wanted to. She was the sister I never had. The one I went to for everything, we were neighbors so we got to see each other a lot anyways. We both had to older brothers who didn’t really want anything to do with us because we were so young and un-cool compared to them. But we had each other so it didn’t matter one bit.
The house across the street was for sale so we used to sit on my steps and wait to see if anyone would move in. When the day came we saw a little boy get out of the moving truck. Both I and Madison looked at each other with amazement. We had never seen anyone like that before. He had on tan shorts and a tan shirt, sneakers and he too had blonde hair. We sat there for hours trying to make him want to come talk to us but he was very busy. On day Madison had to go on a family trip for a few days, we were both heart broken because we have never been apart for more then a day. After she left I was so bored, there was absoutly nothing to do. I tried to hang out with my brother but as usual he wanted nothing to do with me. So there I sat laying on the front lawn looking at the ants crawling around. I heard someone walking closer but I thought It was just my brother coming home for lunch or something. Then someone say hello to me and I jumped to my feet because I was so scared.
It was the boy that same boy who moved into the house across from me. He was even cuter upclose. I didn’t really know what to say so I just stared into his eyes. He was two years older than me, that would make him seven. We hung out the rest of the week . He was so amazing. He became my boyfriend in a second.
I couldn’t wait for madison to come home so I could show her. When she came home she ran over and hugged me so hard we almost fell over, I was so happy to see her. Zach, was his name and he went home for lunch. When he came back we all sat on my porch and talked for a few. I told maddy that I had a new boyfriend and when I told her it was him she seemed a little jealous and just sat there by herself. While we were sitting there zach kissed me! I didn’t know what to do or what to say I was so happy. Madison on the other hand had the dirtest look on her face. My mom took a picture of the moment because she thought It was so cute that he kissed me. After that day me and madison never hung out or talked. I guess she really was jealous. I fell in love with zach and we have been together ever since that day. But sometimes I wonder if madison ever misses me or thinks about how stupid it was to lose a friendship over a boy.

Narative 2

Some people say love at first sight doesn’t exist, maybe because they haven’t experienced it themselves or there just to blind to see it. For me I felt that way for many and many years. I thought that love at first sight was only in movies like the titanic or the notebook. I never really thought I would be sitting here today telling my story on how I met and fell in love with my husband the first moment I saw him.
Now let’s rewind a few years or I should say about twenty years. It was late in October, the night falling, the crowd cheering. I was at the school’s football game; well I had to be because I was a freshman cheerleader. I didn’t really know any of the guys because they were older than me. Don’t get me wrong I knew a few but only because they were friends with my brother. Our team was winning of course, we had the best team around, it never seemed like anyone could beat us. I was so excited for the game to be over because my brother was having a party after the game for his team. I was so happy that I would finally get to meet some new people. As soon as the game was over I rushed home to make sure I looked my best.
I wasn’t too interested in the first couple of crowds of boys they were all too big and way to old. I was talking to my friend bobby when this guy came through the gate. He seemed kind of unsure of who to talk to first. He was absolutely gorgeous, everything about him just fit. If anyone was perfect he would be very high on the list. He was the quarterback of the team. Everyone wanted to be just like him. He was a star athlete and an honor student. He was just perfect and the first time I laid my eyes on him, I was in love.
I got up and made my way over to him. I didn’t know what I was going to say but I knew I had to. I walked over and sat down in the chair next to him. He looked over and smiled, our eyes met and he didn’t turn away. About a minute passed and we were still looking into each other’s eyes. It was almost like heaven. Then we talked for about a good three hours. I swear I knew everything about him. It was maybe twelve and he asked me to go for a walk with him. I didn’t see any harm in that. We walked to the park near my house; I was a little scared because it was the middle of the night. We say down on the grass and looked at the stars a lined in the sky. It was so perfect.
On the way back to my house he told me that he had never met someone so beautiful, on the outside and on the inside. We reached my front door, and he kissed me. It was like a dream. I remember this night so perfectly, I mean it was only about twenty or so years ago. I never thought I would be the one to admit that I fell in love with my husband the moment I saw him. It didn’t make any sense then but now I understand. Love is a powerful thing and can happen at any moment in your life. It sure did for me and now I have a wonderful husband and an amazing family all because of the one night after a football game.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Critique 3

This painting is called On my mind. The artist is Toni Taylor. Im not sure what she uses in her paintings but im guessing its paint. In this painting there is two people, a boy and a girl both holding roses. They apear to be in the clouds. The women is smaller and is resting on a cloud in the mans hair. The are both looking up at the sky. I think maybe the man is dreaming about her doing the same thing as he is. I liked this painting a lot because it shows two people missing eachother and thinking about the person they love. The aritist did a very good job showing that and the painting is very well done.
The content of this picture is to show how people miss eachother and think about a happy place to e together. The alegory in this piece of art is that the artist shows the couple missing eachother In there minds. Toni did a very good job at keeping the parts balanced within the painting. There is a chiaroscuro im the art because it goes from very light to dark colors. The contrast within the painting is very well done. The main colors Toni uses are different shades of blue,white and brown. The figurativr is the two people. They are human but apear to be within the clouds. I think Taylor tried to make an emphasis on the people holding the roses up to there faces. The highlight of the work it’s the clouds, they light up the picture. Hue is used in the work a lot because there are are many shades of colors. There is a naritive in the painting because I believe every piece of art has a story. The sensory is the roses because in real life you can look and smell them.The value in the image, has a good amount of light and darkness. I enjoyed this image a lot because it goes very well with my concept.
The focal point is the girl In the clouds because it caught my eye when I first looked at the image. The girl is in the mans hair whie sitting in the clouds. I think there is a subtile narrative because every piece of artwork has a story. This art piece tells about a couple thinking of eachother in happieniess. Because the clouds seem to be a happy place. I believe over all that this painting is very strong and doesn’t have any weak points. The way Toni drew this painting is amazing. I really enjoyed looking at it.

Critique 2

This Painting is called young love. The author is Ellen Lerner O’Donnell. This painting is of two children sitting on the beach during a sunny day. I think the medium is water color paints, I’m not sure though. The boy has his arm around the girl and the umbrella is shading them from the sun. You can see the ocean in the back round of the children. I really like this painting because it shows people that young people can be in love as well, it doesn’t matter on how old a person is.
This piece of artwork has very abstract colors that go very well together. Ellen did a very well job on balancing the colors and the details while painting her artwork. I think the focal point is the children and the waves in the background. I believe the waves represent calmness. There are many shades of colors in this painting; some examples are blue and purple. The highlight is the umbrella because it’s very bright and catches your eye when you look at the painting. There are many detailed lines within this piece of artwork. Ellen did a wonderful job on making very detailed and obvious shapes. There are many different tones of colors. The value is very obvious because the colors really stick out of the painting when you look at it. I think Ellen tried to be very visual with every line and detail she made while painting this. The juxtapositions the two kids sitting very close to each other.
When I first looked at this painting I thought it was very cute. The focal point is I random ball thing lying on the beach in front of the waves. When I looked at this image the first time my eye went right to the ball thing just laying there. I think the narrative is that even if you’re young you can still be in love; even though it may be puppy love it’s still possible. Also it shows that young people can have good and romantic memories as well. I feel that this piece of artwork is very strong in every aspect of it. I really like it because all the details and hard work paid off. I don’t think there are any weak points in the image besides the random ball thing; it could have been more detailed so I can actually see what the object is.

Critique 1

The name of this art piece that I choose was First Love. The artist is Aneeda. This painting shows
what its like to be in love and have passion with eachother. They interlock with eachother and fit
perfectly into eachothers arms. All you can see is the outline of the couple but its very sweet. The
median is paint. The subject matter is love. I really like this painting because it fits very well for my
concept because it demenstraits both love and passion.
There are many different shades and colors through out this painting that make it very
interesting to look at. There is a naritive in this painting it tells a story of how a couple really enjoys
eachothers company and how much they love eachother. The hue in this painting is grey, there is very
different shades of that color. In Aneedas painting there is many different shapes to make up the
people. I do not see any indication of any movement within the painting. I think there is a juxtaposition
because there is two different pieces together. The field of this painting is the different colors and
shades in the backround of the people. The highlight of this piece of art is the to people very close to
eachother. Linear is very important to this painting because the lines are all perfectly placed and you can
tell they are where they are supost to be. The allegory of this painting is focusing on the passion
between the man and the woman in this wonderful painting.
The focal point to me is the couple in the middle because when I first looked at the painting
thats were my eyes first locked. I can tell that Aneeda did that on purpose, because that’s what her art
piece is focused on. The narrative is very obvious in this artwork. The narritive is first love and how it is
filled with happiness and passion. Also that everything else stops and its like a fairtytail that has come
to. This is what I think the story she is trying to tell through a piece of artwork. There are many
characteristics to this painting that make this painting strong and efective. The way the backround
makes it more easy to see the real meaning by focusing on the people in the middle. The colors blend so
easy into eachother so that the outline of the couple is very strong and effective to the viewer. Over all I
don’t think there are any characteristics that make the painting week or ineffective, to me it has a very
strong message and I liked writing about it.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Martin Davey

Biographical Note
Martin L. Davey was born on July 25, 1884 in Kent, Ohio to John Davey and Bertha Reeves. He was the third of seven children. John Davey, a cemetery caretaker by trade, had a professional interest in tree health and maintenance and, shortly after the turn of the century, came up with the idea for a tree surgery company. This had a major impact on young Martin's life. To help his father with the fledgling company's administrative and financial affairs, he left Oberlin College. In 1909 the enterprise was incorporated as the Davey Expert Tree Company. Tree surgery, was a new business concept; there were no benchmarks, no reference points for guidance. Profits did not come immediately. However, after nearly a decade of struggling, the Davey Tree Expert Company became an established success. John Davey served as company president from 1909 until his death in 1923. Martin suceeded his father and ran affairs until his own death in 1946. One of Martin's crowning achievements as company president was the Davey radio programs introduced to stimulate business after the stock market crash of 1929. Featuring Martin on the topic of tree care, these shows were a great public success. The Davey Institute of Tree Service, a technical and scientific school for tree surgery, was also established during his tenure.
In 1907, Martin Davey and Bernice Chrisman, also of Kent, Ohio, were married. They had three children. One daughter, Happy, died in early childhood; the other daughter, Evangeline, eventually married and settled in Kent. The only son, Martin L. Davey Jr. also married and settled in Kent. He went on to become president of the Davey Tree Expert Company after his father's death.
Motivated by the election of Woodrow Wilson, Martin Davey made the decision to enter politics in November 1912. At the age of twenty-nine, he was elected mayor of Kent, Ohio and served three terms in that capacity. Later on, after serving three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democrat (14th Ohio District), Martin was elected governor of Ohio in 1934, winning the election by 65, 000 votes. Inaugurated on January 14, 1935, he became the 53rd governor of Ohio and, in turn, earned a front row seat to many of the harsh problems and realities of the Great Depression, including bankrupt local governments, defunct banks, closed schools, massive unemployment, and numerous state projects without funding. Among some of Governor Davey's major accomplishments were the School Foundation Bill which allocated $45.00 for each elementary school student and $67.50 for each high school student, and a complete administrative overhaul of Ohio's Relief Administration. One of the major events during his tenure included the Ohio Steel Strike during the summer of 1937. Martin held the office of governor for two terms until 1938 when, in a bid for re-election, he was defeated by Republican candidate John Bricker.
In 1940, Martin attempted to recapture the governorship from Governor Bricker but fell short. During the Second World War, he was active in numerous local war efforts. Still at the helm of the Davey Tree Expert Company, Martin L. Davey died shortly after midnight on March 31, 1946.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

examples of love and passion

Love poem
By: Laura Veronica Merodio
“A stranger you were once. Then, with a gentle look you took my hand. As our lives engaged, you lit my life and I held you with both hands. Now that decades have passed, our souls have indeed become one. How fortunate we are that we have found the love so true that everyone dreams about”.
-This poem fits very well for my concept because it portrays both love and passion these people feel and share for each other. They have the love that people long and dream for.

Everybody in love
“Cause, every minutes like an hour, every hours like a day , everyday lasts forever, but what else am I gunna do? I’d wait forever and a day for you”.
-The lyrics to this song relate to my concept because this person would wait forever to be with the one he loves. And he wants the world to know that.

By: Nat King
“Love is all that I can give to you. Love is more than just a game for two. Two in love can make it, take my heart and please don’t break it, love was made for me and you”.
-Nat King did a very nice job with this song because it gives you a message that he loves someone but he is also afraid that he might get his heart broken. I think that is how a lot of people feel when there in love because their feelings are so true they don’t want to get heart broken in the end.

A Walk to Remember
By: Nicholas Sparks
“A sweet tale of young but everlasting love”
-Chicago sun-times
- This book portrays the best example for my concept because it is about young people falling deeply in love and it actually lasting. Whether we want to believe it or not people at any age can fall in love. Nicholas does a really good job on making sure that you understand the love and passion between these two people.

The Wedding
By: Nicholas Sparks
“His wife, has fallen out of love with him, But if Wilson is sure of anything, it’s that his love for Jane has grown over the years, and he will do anything he can to save their marriage”.
-This book explains that you can be in love with someone and they may not love you back. I feel like many people can relate to this and almost everybody will go through this as well. It fits my concept good because you can love someone even if they don’t love you back.

Nights in Rodanthe
By: Nicholas Sparks
“Story of hope and joy, sacrifice and forgiveness. A moving reminder that love is possible at any age, at any time, and often comes when you least expect it”.
-This is another story by Nicholas that has to do with passion and love. Love is defiantly possible at any point in someone’s life. And I agree that most of the time it comes when you don’t expect it to.

By: Barbra Hauck
“She smiled at a sorrowful stranger. The smile seemed to make him feel better. He remembered past kindnesses of a friend, and wrote him a thank you letter”.
-This poem is by a young girl. I think it relates to my concept because love isn’t just between two people that have passion and are together it’s about the love for people in general. The love to be nice to someone when they’re feeling down. The love to brighten someone’s mood.

Love Poem
By: Courtney Kuchta
“If I could have just one wish, I would wish to wake up every day to the sound of your breathe on my neck, the warmth of your lips on my cheek, and the feel of your heart beating with mine. Knowing that I could never find that feeling with anyone other than you”.
-This is a very interesting poem because this person loves someone greatly but I don’t know if that other person loves him or her back. This is still love and passion because she longs for it.

Love Poem
By: Chris Farmer
“I thought love was just a mirage of the mind, it’s an illusion, it’s fake, impossible to find. But the day I met you, I began to see, that love was real, and exists in me”.
-This short poem is an amazing example of love at first site. And changing someone’s opinion about the real meaning of love.

Love gets me every time
By: Shania Twain
“That love gets me every time, my heart changes my mind, And I gol’ darn gone and done it”.
-This song talks about how she can’t help it if she falls in love with someone and as you know my concept is love so it fits very well.

By: Rod Stewart
“Even the President needs passion, everybody I know needs some passion, some people kill and die from passion, nobody admits they need passion, some people are scared of passion,yeah passion”.
-This song talks about how everyone wants and needs a passion of some sort.

Do it for love
By: 2pac
“Now he left you with scars, tears on your pillow and you still stay
As you sit and pray, hoping the beatings’ go away
It wasn't always a hit and run relationship
It use to be love, happiness and companionship
Remember when I treated you good
I moved you up to hills, out the ills of the ghetto hood
Me and you a happy home, when it was on
I had a love to call my own
I shoulda seen you was trouble but I was lost, trapped in your eyes
Preoccupied with gettin tossed, no need to lie
You had a man and I knew it, you told me
Don't worry bout it we can do it now I'm under pressure
Make a decision cause I'm waitin, when I'm alone
I'm on the phone havin secret conversations, huh
I wanna take your misery, replace it with happiness
but I need your faith in me, I'm a sucka for love
sucka for love, know you ain't right G but yet I'ma sucka for love”
-This song demonstates the difficult times of being in love with someone and how sometimes it can be hard. Love isnt just good times it comes with bad as well.

Unconditional love
By: 2pac
What y'all want?)
Unconditional Love (no doubt)
Talking bout the stuff that don't wear off
It don't fade
It'll last for all these crazy days
These crazy nights
Whether you wrong or you right
I'm a still love you
Still feel you
Still there for you
No matter what (he he)
You will always be in my heart
With unconditional love
-These lyrics talk about how he would never leave the person he loves. And how he has unconditional or never ending love for her.

By: J. Holiday
“Can’t breathe when you talk to me, can’t breathe when your touching me, I suffocate when you’re away from me, so much love you take from me I’m going outa my mind”.
-These lyrics tell how he loves this girl so much he can’t stand to be away from her. And he loves her so much it makes him speechless in a way.

You got it bad
By: Usher
“when you say that you love 'em
and you really know
everything that used to matter don’t matter no more
like my money, all my cars
(you can have it all back)
Flowers, cards and candy
( I do it just cause I'm...)
said I’m fortunate to have you gurl
I want you to know
I really adore you
all my people who know what's going on
look at your mate, help me sing my song
tell her I’m your man, your my gurl
I’m gonna tell it to the whole wide world
ladies say I’m you gurl, your my man
promise to love you the best i can”
-This song is about loving someone but you’re too scared to admit it but you would give anything to be with that person.

By: Nicholas Sparks
"The best kind of love is the kind that awakens the soul, makes us reach for more, plants a fire in our hearts, and brings peace to our minds."
-I think this movie is the best example of my concept of love and passion. And if you watch the movie you will see that.

Dirty Dancing
By: Eleanor Bergstein
“I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you”
-This movie is about the passion and love the couple has for each other and that shows in the way they dance together. Also these lines of the movie prove that.

The princess bride
By: Diana Palmer
“Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.”
-This movie is a perfect example on that even death cannot make someone stop loving another person it will just delay it, like sad in these lines from the movie.

West side story
By: Jerome Robbins; Arthur Laurents; Ernest Lehman
“Make of our hands one hand. Make of our hearts one heart. Make of our vows one last vow. Only death will part us now.
-These lines from the movie west side story tell us that they love each other so much that death is the only thing that can get in the way of their love.

City of angels
By: Wim Wenders; Peter Handke; Richard Reitinger
“I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.”
-In this movie the lines shown above are talking about how he missed his chance with this girl and he really regrets it and he is missing her. The movie has a message that if you don’t take the opportunity while it’s there any second it could be gone, you never know what you have till it’s gone.

Don Juan Demarco
By: Jeremy Leven
“Have you never met a woman who inspires you to love? Until you’re every sense is filled with her? You inhale her. You taste her. You see your unborn children in her eyes and know that your heart has at last found a home. Your life begins with her, and without her it must surely end
-This part from the movie talks about how when you fall in love with someone they are your world and you would do anything for them. These lines fit really well for my concept because its not just about love it’s about the passion he has for the girl as well.

Ill be missing you
By: P Diddy
Verse One: Puff Daddy
(Yeah... this right hear... goes out to everyone who has lost someone they
truly love)
-In this song P Diddy talks about how if you loved someone and you lost them. This is true love because even though that persons gone there still loved and missed.

No body wants to be lonely
By: Ricky Martin
“No body wants to be lonely so why, why won’t you let me love you”.
-These lyrics do a great job about saying that no one wants to be lonely so let someone in and they will love you the best they can. So take that chance and let someone love you.

Let me love you
By: Mario
“You should let me love you
Let me be the one to give you everything you want and need
Baby good love and protection
Make me your selection
Show you the way love's supposed to be
Baby you should let me love you, love you, love you”
- This is one of my favorite because this girl is being treated so badly by her boyfriend and there is a guy that would love her and treat her the right way. Nobody deserves to be treated wrong when there is a good guy waiting out there to love and be there for you. This is what real love should be.

It’s your love
By: Tim McGraw
“Oh it’s a beautiful thing, don't think I can keep it all in
I just gotta let you know what it is that won't let me go
It's your love it just does something to me it sends a shock right through me
I can't get enough and if you wonder about the spell I'm under
Oh it’s your love
It's your love
It's your love
It's your love”
-This song is about how he is very crazy for this girl. And he doesn’t know what it is but something about her love makes him want more. I’ve learned that love can make you do crazy things.