Wk1 – Classmate Conversation – Josh Ocular

Since I was sitting in the corner, to my dismay, there was only one person to talk to, Josh Ocular. Surely I jest, well I do! I’ve had the pressure of knowing Josh since we were kids in elementary school, fourth grade to be exact. The amazing thing is that we’ve been in the same school since elementary! That’s right Carson elementary, Carnegie middle, Carson High school, and now college. Now let me tell you about Josh he’s an amazing friend and a funny guy, it’s been like that since we were kids, and we have been through a lot together and I am thankful for that!

What we talked about in class was about the class itself. We both found it intriguing on how the class was formatted and both of us have never experienced a class like this before, albeit we are both extremely excited. We then talked about the our how our break was since the last time we saw each other was over break, but the beginning of break. Judging by his snaps he had a fun time though. Then we talked about the unfortunate year of 2016, specifically fall semester. We discussed how we both had a difficult time last semester with the grades and GPA drops to prove it, although I took a harder hit in my GPA than him (0.3 POINTS and I am very salty ).

All in all it was a great conversation, believe me, josh gives the best conversations, I should know.

TL;DR
-Josh is an amazing guy and whoever reads this should get to know him.
-We are both exited for the coming semester
-He’s single ladies

You can find Josh’s blog here.

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Wk1 – Art Experience – Plaster Casting

Hands down, one of the most fun assignments I have ever done for a class in my college career. Week 1’s activity, incidentally, the first assignment of the year was to go to that beach and make a plaster cast of your hand or foots. When first reading the assignment it didn’t seem very hard to do at first. I visualized the process of digging a hole, sticking your hand in and covering it to make a mold, pouring plaster, and letting it sit. This process seemed so much easier in my head; however, this art experiment was one of the most funnest and rewarding!

Regretfully, this assignment was a two day affair. Friday afternoon of this week I went to the Junipero beach with my girlfriend sometime around 3 pm. We immediately got to work because it was cold. I followed the process in my mind step by step. Dug the hole and made the mold; however, when I was mixing the plaster I made the mistake of adding to much water and it became to dilute. We called it a day and disposed of out materials in the trash bin nearby and drove home less than happy. To my defense, what kind of instructions on the box is “2 parts plaster 1 part water” would have been easier is it was something like “1 4.4 lb box of plaster and 453 ml of water”. The next day we ended up at seal beach. We came, we saw, we admired, and we worked. Same process as the day before except I googled the correct amount of water to add to the plaster which was 2.2 lb of water converted to 453 ml of water. When the plaster was poured and all was left to do was to wait we played in the water and made sandcastles for 30 minutes.

Overall, this assignment was a really fun one. Reflecting on the process all the effort done was definitely worth it as I feel like I was part of creating a really wonderful piece of art. These types of activities really make me look forward to the rest of the semester!

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