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Recently, my college had thesis preview night, which I guess was a bad time to go, because juniors and sophomores have to see them during the next week. The college hosts an event that I've only been to once, so I can't definitively speak to the purpose of this gathering, except maybe to torture us while we're struggling to work on our finals.

Anyway, so since Wednesday evening, I've been thinking about what I could possibly do for my own thesis. I'm worried about costs--I'm barely able to pay rent right now, and I'm lucky that the manager is so understanding. This summer, I'm unfortunately stuck working the most dreadful job at school. I should just try to get a real job, but I'm not even positive I could get a different job, or if the pay would be any good. Saving money is also hard for me. I would probably have to open a savings account....on top of my checking account and I got the IRA to withdraw on one of my two monthly paydays, so it comes right off the top. I could probably get something similar for a savings account. I might, over the summer, put a little extra into my IRA right away (once your account reaches a thousand dollars, they invest your money, I think in a life-cycle fund, which would be immensely helpful) (at twenty bucks a month, I'm certainly not getting very far very fast at this point).

So, with all of this, I feel like I want to start working on my thesis right away junior year. I definitely want to print a book and a few postcards. I want to make my own business card holder, and of course, use my own work for the back of my business card. Stickers are a must, absolutely a must. I'm still not sure if I want to show my BJDs for thesis--even if I get extremely good at sculpting them and cast them in porcelain and suddenly my sewing skills blossom. I think I would most worry about them being damaged, perhaps in spite of being in stands. Also, I obviously don't know what kind of space I would be assigned. I feel like I have an idea, but it's kind of a long way off.

I want to use my drawings as much as my sculptures.

I had what I thought was a great idea: I would make my own suit, a OOAK BJD, dress and wig. The shoulder of the jacket would have an open slit and I would make a sort of seatbelt for the doll. I would carry the doll on my shoulder all evening, and with the strap hidden beneath the dress and the jacket, it would look like magic....or velcro.... I would probably spend a few weeks learning to do my own makeup, which shouldn't be hard, since I know a little makeup theory, and a little color theory--I know enough about makeup to choose colors that would look good with my skin and eyes. I know enough about color to push the look a little further. I would probably put my hair in a tight bun and slick it. To finish the look, I thought it would be hilarious to wear basketball shoes or something. Maybe boots.

Without knowing what my space might look like, I probably wouldn't want to put together any scene ideas or try to figure out how many dolls I would use. I would probably make some digital background illustrations and some shelves which would be appropriately adorned (miniature carpet/rug, furniture, or faux grass, or whatever). Then it would be a matter of choosing the best of my dolls, making some wigs and appropriate costumes.

Maybe instead of publishing a book, I would use a black folio and put the prints in as if it was a book.

But the idea changes depending on if I get one wall, or a corner, or a niche. Also, it's very much likely that my ideas will change in the next year. Or they'll develop or adapt.


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Hi I'm Stosphia. I graduated high school in spring of 2011. I only recently became an artist--I'm sad to admit that it took me until almost the end of my high school career to realize the freedom of expression and the release that sculpting provides. I created countless pieces throughout high school, my two favorite being my white charcoal of a tutu and toe shoes hung on a wall, and a three foot plaster Gir sculpture.

I have an Etsy account and I'm hoping to open a shop in the near future, where I will sell my art to make money for college. I currently attend Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and hope to find my place in the world of art and discover my next step.

I'm also a writer--I'm not really that good, which is why I had to become an artist =P My penname on textnovel is dominoJ7.

Sorry this is so disjointed, I'm not very good at bio-writing =S

Current Residence: wisconsin
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Favourite style of art: to create: ceramic sculpture. to observe: surrealism

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Animefeiry2 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
interesting gallery!
stosphia Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Follow-the-Wind Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch!
ruppychan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Thanks for the watch 8D
imaginarysam Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student
ew, it's you
Endermore Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
What's your problem? <.<
imaginarysam Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student
I'm afraid that was a joke, m'dear. c:
stosphia Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student General Artist
I just saw this. Oh dear KK, you gotted your butt chewed.
stosphia Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student General Artist
:cries: Bbbbut but--why???
imaginarysam Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student
you know why
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