The In Between

Wk15-Art Activity-Finger Painting


Doing this art activity made me realize I’m not much of an abstract art type of person. I tried doing the “feel” the art type thing, yea didn’t feel it. I had to get some goal in mind to start an art design. My goal this time was for some reason a bird, hawk, eagle, I don’t know, but I did my best to make it all abstracty.

My fingers did get a bit messy, shouldn’t have been doing this activity while munching on snacks. It was fun, kind of reminded me when I was 4, good times. Now my fingers are blue and pink do to the paint and about to take finals like this.

This was an easy activity, I wouldn’t say relaxing, but for sure easy.

I tried to do this activity with no subject, but my fingers wouldn’t let me. Again, I’m definitely not an abstract type of person.

In comparison with the graffiti painting, finger painting was way more messy and I had an idea in mind with graffiti painting which gave me more comfort. They are the same in the way the art is, there isn’t that absolute every line counts type of thing. Its more of a how you feel.

I really like the graffiti more because it’s more clear of what the message is trying to convey, but with finger painting I’m more like what the heck is that person trying to tell us, iff there’s a message behind it. I absolutely prefer graffiti painting over this.


Wk15-Feed the Homeless-Fundraiser


Tis the season to give back! With holidays coming up, we are getting ready to have a great time with friends and family. However not everyone is fortunate and blessed to really enjoy these beautiful moments in life. There are hundreds of homeless in need of basic necessities such as food,clothes and a shelter .We the gentleman of The Delta Chi Fraternity would love to help those In need and provide them with a helping hand! We are asking for a small donation of $5 but something as low as $1 would really help. All donations are going to The Midnight Mission. A foundation that helps homeless get back on their feet and rebuild a stable life. Any contribution would be really appreciated not only by our fraternity but also by the people that are going to benefit from this. So please donate and have a Happy Holiday.

If anyone can help out it’ll be great.

Venmo is an apple app that is easy to set up and exchange money between friends.

Deadline to donate will be the 14th of December, you can also donate cash if you see me around, and/or clothing. Thank you and Happy Holidays.

Wk15-Feedback ART110-EC

Let me start off with saying this class is amazinggg. We went through so many types of art activities, making me feel well rounded in ART. It went from Japanese garden sketch drawings all the way to spray painting, not going to lie, quite an adventure. We also met so many new people from class doing classmate conversations, constantly seeing them around campus and saying hello. We didn’t stop there, we also had conversation with artists that are about to graduate or already have from CSULB.

What I liked the most was the guest speaker, Carla Dauden. She showed us many pieces of her work, and even showed us a piece that wasn’t even out yet. Not only that, she was very inspirational. ART 110 should definitely have more Art speakers.

Here is a list of my top 3 favorite Activities:

Plaster Casting- You get to go to the beach, meet new people, and do some crazy art. The art itself is very sculpture like, concrete, and honestly everything about it was fun. Plus you get to have some Tea.

Landscape with a Corpse- It was very fun to think of many ways to die, a bit morbid, but fun. We got amazing pictures in this activity and I wished I did something more amazing like them.

Graffiti writing- I heard many people went to Venice beach, fun, well I didn’t, but I recently had fun making art with these spray paints. Spray painting is definitely a fun one.

Here is a list of my 3 least favorite Activities:

VLOGS- Completely hate talking in front of a camera.

Automatic Drawing- I really just didn’t like how the drawing came out.

Instagram- It wasn’t too crazy like the rest of them, but it was ok.

Hybrid is a great idea, you should keep like that 🙂

Visiting the Galleries was fun, seeing many pieces of art without going to a museum. In regards to the Artist Conversations, they were interesting, but kind of forced upon them to get to know them. Classmate Convos was a great idea for sure. I met so many people that are part of my major, I didn’t even know about.

Weekly Blog posts is an absolute keeper. It keeps everything organized and for everyone to see. I get to see what other people did in their art activities. Professionally, This could be my Resume for future jobs, everyone likes a well rounded person as an employee.

Like I said WordPress is amazing, I just need to make it more professional looking and we are up and running.

The Art talk is better for the student and the professor, the student because they don’t have to sit for an hour, talking about art history. Even though your conversations are great. Better for the Professor because you don’t have to make a new video every semester, easier for you for sure.

Overall, had a great time being in Art 110 and Happy Holidays.


Wk14-Art Activity-Instagram


Let me just start off by saying that I just noticed I used the wrong hashtag with all my photos, awk. I was really wondering why everyone wasn’t doing this activity, especially since it wasn’t too difficult. As I finally went to the right hashtag I saw so many photos and realized I’m a failure :/. For those who also put this hashtag, most likely came to the same realization. With my group of people that used this hashtag, it seemed like we mostly put pictures of school related activities, nature, pets, and food. Honestly, that is mostly what people put on the internet, so our group did a fantastic job at putting this portrait together to represent our daily lives in the 21st century. We love nature and food, and spend most of our time at school. For my part I mainly put school, work, and my fraternity. Mainly where I spend most of the time. I enjoyed this activity because it showed how most of us are connected even if we are different people. Next time I should carefully read the hashtag.

Wk14-Classmate Conversation-Yuliana Torres


My story begins at the beginning of class in search for a classmate to converse with. I was going to ask a classmate in front of me, but another classmate beat me to it. I searched and search, but no survivors were to be seen until I saw a stranded classmate on the corner of my sight. She was seeking for classmate too, and this is how Yuli and I met. Now let me tell you a little about her story. Yuli is 2nd year as a psychology major at CSULB and is planning to become an art therapist for children. Her favorite show is Dexter and favorite subject is statistics. Yuli is a cat person having not 1, not 2, but 3 cats. The names of these cats are Oreo, James and Salem. I’m guessing one of them is black and white of course, one of them is a secret agent, and obviously the last one is a witch. Yuli loves food, she’ll eat anything that isn’t spicy. What comes after food? Dessert of course. Yuli is a sweet tooth and her favorite is blueberry two crust pie from Polly’s pie.

In her free time she loves to go to theme parks and ride the most thrilling rollercoasters, not only rollercoasters, also thrilling adventures. She once traveled all the way to Australia!  In order to make these awesome trips, Yuli had to come up with the money somehow. Yuli works at Forever21 as a visual and surprisingly so do I, but I work as a sales associate. In regards to the question of the week, Yuli thinks that the students of 2036 will have more and better search tools that’ll enable them to better succeed in school. Technology has improved in the past several years and isn’t slowing down. She thinks that more studies will be constructed to perfect the way teaching will be instructed. In regards to the actually students, she thinks that even today we rely on the internet too much and it’s only going to get worse over the years. So basically without internet, we are screwed. Hopefully the future will improve in every aspect, no going backwards. There’s lots of more things about my classmate, if you’re interested to see more check out her website here:  Yuliana Torres

Wk13-Classmate Conversation-Maritess Inieto


Hello, today I met this lovely person named Maritess Inieto. She is a biology major and in her 3rd year, Im completely shocked we haven’t met. Maritess is from the bay area and plans to stay here (Long Beach, CA) because it’s obviously better. In the future she would like to become a dentist and have 3 dogs in her mansion, she really loves dogs. Other things she loves is ben and jerry boom chocolate cookie core ice-cream, horchata with some street tacos, her favorite color is white, and loves TARGET. If you ever want to catch her she’ll be at the library studying all the way until 12am. Maritess also loves to sing, but is a terrible singer, can relate.

In regards to the question of the day, Maritess will take the red pill because life is about learning and she would love to learn what else is out there is to life beyond just what i know (aka wonderland). Curiosity is what advances society, and if she could see what more there is to the world, then she would take the chance at doing so. Maritess can’t imagine taking the blue pill with knowledge that there’s way more to the world than just what she believes.

Wk12-Asian Identity-EC

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My first reaction to this game is how the generic saying goes of how every asian looks alike, and decided I didn’t want to play at first. It responded with “awwww….. ok” pretty funny. My curiosity got to me and I decided to play. It just gave us a picture of a random guy and we had to decide what “Asian Identity” he was (Japanese, Korean, or Chinese). I really sucked and got it wrong all the time. Towards the end, finally a female was one of the picture guesses and yet I still got it wrong my first time. What I learned from this game is that Asians don’t really look alike, yet I still had a hard time to distinguish from them. Honestly this game made me feel a bit uncomfortable, I don’t know why. Here is a picture of the only female of this game:


WK12-Alien Visit-EC


This weeks extra credit was something I was actually curious about. It actually also made me nod the entire time as well. This game is about aliens coming down to Earth for the first time. It all corresponds to the reaction the humans will give them to first arrival and the gamers being able to be the alien by controlling their actions. As being the Alien I thought a nice hello will be nice, but that led to a women screaming and aliens dying because the aliens were threatened. A second scenario was just the aliens ignoring the humans and then following an escort. The escort brought the aliens to a room, the aliens were dosed and brought to an experimental lab. The third scenario was just ignoring the humans twice, followed the escort, and thought something was sketch, so they just left to their own home. The whole point of this game is that people are just going to see aliens as something that is a threat or something they want to study. I advice that humans should ask the aliens for permission to test the subject and if they don’t want to, move on. As an alien I wouldn’t visit Earth because Trump is president of course and humans will just take advantage of them. Just stay home 🙂



Wk11-Make Trump Great Again-EC


Hello or is it better to say goodbye. As I played Janis’ game I came to realize it’s all done for. Janis’ game is about Trump not being able to make it to his interview in national TV and YOU as the random citizen is supposed to answer questions. When answering questions, it decides whether or not you cost him the presidency or not.

As I played, the first question is pretty simple that seems like a good start, but the second part of that question always leads to bagging on Hillary, a system that America did that he didn’t like, or just a random topic. Toward the end I always lost a group of supporters. It would either be female, or some other supporters.

I think the whole point of it all is that Trump doesn’t seem like he wants to change America, it seems like he’ll do anything or say anything to just win the election.  The way he’s acting, seems like he’ll lose a lot of supporters.

This game also made me realize that you need to be careful what you say because you might lose a lot of your supporters in doing so. Every time I played I lost a lot of supporters and didn’t help Trump win the election.

In the end, it’s not about making America great again it’s mostly making Trump great again.

Wk11-Classmate Conversation-Kaya Quarles


Hello this weeks classmate conversation I’m doing it about Kaya Quarles. In search for a partner, I decided the best way to get one is to yell across the Art Galleries asking if anyone that already had a partner. Kaya to the rescue yelled back that she didn’t have one either. This is how we met and let me tell you little bit about her. Kaya is currently a 3rd year bio major pursuing to become a physician assistant. In her spare time she enjoys to go hiking and travel the world. Kaya already traveled all of Europe and excited to travel the whole world, she’s aiming to go to Africa next. She also loves to eat, but unfortunately she is very picky so the options are limited. She claims that she eats chick fil a mostly everyday as well as having coffee from Starbucks everyday. In high school, she was a softball player and claims she was MVP for her senior year. In times of frustration she enjoys to go to the beach and ride a few waves. She says it’s more relaxing than you think, I hope she takes me surfing one day, I guess we have to wait and see.

In regards to the question of the week, Kaya loves fan art, but in some cases it can also be very offensive. Demi has the right to be mad at the artist especially if she was drawn as a mermaid, which are mainly to be seductive creatures. Kaya believes it only depends on the person being drawn. Kaya says if that was her in Demi’s shoes she’ll appreciate the art work only if it was amazing.



Wk10-Artist Conversation-Tony Nguyen

Exhibition Information

Artist: Tony Nguyen

Exhibition: Neoteny

Media: Mixed media

Gallery: Dr. Maxine Merlino


Instagram: None

About the Artist

Tony Nguyen is an easily approachable artist with amazing talent.



Hello, I did my social Network on my Fraternity Delta Chi that I am pledging for this semester. I wanted to do it on them because I find it interesting how everyone is connected in our fraternity and also it’s something I have to learn. It’s a win-win for me. I found this activity very entertaining and it also helped out a lot with memorizing my new family.

When it comes to the term “Social Network” my first thoughts are my connections with my real life physical friends that I spend most of my days with. I keep in contact with them on Facebook messenger and mostly snapchat. I personally hardly have people I don’t know, such as having 1,000 followers on Facebook or randoms on snapchat. I think it connects with people to your physical friends.

I understand Dunbar’s number, I just don’t understand how he got that number. I also don’t believe its true. In my experience I only believe that people could have a few amount of true friends that’ll always have your back and stay in contact with you. I don’t believe having 150 friends is ideal, I just call them acquaintances.

Having more than 1,000 friends usually means some are actually friends that you met in your lifetime, but most are people that like your feed or vice versa. People that want to keep in contact with you for business or getting a job. Some are just friends of friends that you want to follow to get to know them and possibly creating a relationship with. If you have some sort of art page or photo page it can also mean that people who follow you are just admirers of your work. There are so many possibilities of having such a high amount of “friends”.

When in relation to our class, I didn’t really have anything surprising due to the fact that I know who I do or don’t know. No surprises there. I did my social network on my Fraternity with the Actives, Big Brothers, and Pledges and I didn’t see any surprises there because I knew who is who and how they connected. If i ever did any type of connections with my CSULB I will for sure see many surprises of the people that I know and how they connect. I wish I had enough time to do so, but in life time is limited. Recently I found out my closes friend is also friends with my pledge brother all the way from Elementary school. Basically, it’s a small world after all.

I personally believe 10 max is my Personal Number because usually more than that doesn’t really feel like we can be close enough to call you as a close friend. I wish I can have a close relationship with 1,000 people, but if I did my social life will be my life. Doesn’t seem ideal to me, so 10 close friends is all I need.

For me when it comes to having more friends than my actual friends, it usually means I admire their feed such as pictures, quotes, comments, jokes, celebrities, or recipes. Yes, I do have more “friends” on social network than actual friends. Some of these weak resources actually helped me find someone to date, take to a formal, and especially jobs. It also helped me get some information of events like Festivals or discounts going to places. Nowadays you can get information about anything if you ask. Honestly overall, this year was mainly to broaden my connections with people and so far it’s working out.


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