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Hi, I'm Jada Newhouse and I'm a Photography major at Sam Houston State University! I'm not very confident in my own work, but I hope to gain a lot from the WASH program. I have experience in both photography and graphic design thanks to High School yearbook and Dallas Teenage Newspaper. I'm a huge nerd who plays Pokemon and Harry Potter rpg games. I love Harry Potter (Love might be an understatement). I'm easily entertained and an overall great person to get to know! I look forward to meeting many others JUST LIKE ME! :)

Monday, May 9, 2011


For my performance I spun a color guard flag. My word was toss, so I threw a few tosses that I remembered from when I was in color guard a few years ago. Unfortunately it was seen as more of a talent show piece. So I guess next time I will have to think of something else. It seems like it was a popular thing to go with something you were already decent at, I should have seen that and changed to my previous idea of doing a back bend for the word bridge. Though I think that would have come across as a talent show piece too seeing that I am fairly decent at back bends. Better luck next time!

Plastic Stuffed Animals

Misplaced the final photo.
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Friday, May 6, 2011

Big Idea

I'm really pleased with the final product. Everyone seemed to like it a lot, especially since it worked. And I got a lot of request to make clocks for people! I think this is the start of a wonderful business, I really enjoyed myself.
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Thursday, May 5, 2011


What is your favorite color?

How important is the appearance or design of the following products in your decision to purchase the product?
new car:  somewhat
underwear:  somewhat
tv set:  somewhat
winter coat:  somewhat
What is your 2nd favorite color?

"When you select pictures, photographs, or other pieces of art for your home, do you find you lean more toward modern or more toward traditional styles?"
"If you had to choose from the following list, which type of art would you say you prefer?"

Which of the following statements applies to you more?

"When choosing pictures, photographs, or other art for my home, I focus on whether or not I like the piece"
Would you say you prefer older objects or newer objects to collect or decorate you home?

newer objects
"Would you say that you prefer seing paintings of wild animals, like lions, giraffes, or deer, or that you prefer seeing paintings of domestic animals, like dogs, cats or other pets?"
wild animals
"In general, would you rather see paintings of outdoor scenes or would you rather see paintings of indoor scenes?"
Which of the following outdoor scenes appeals to you the most?
Paintings of:

Which season would you most like to see depicted in a painting?

Which of the following types of indoor scenes appeals to you most?
still life paintings of/domestic scenes with:

Do you tend to prefer paintings that are related to religion or those that are not related to religion?
not related to religion
Which of the following statements is closest to your view?

"Paintings don't necessarily have to teach us any lessons, but can just be something a person likes to look at."
Which of the following statements is closest to your view?
"I prefer paintings that are realistic-looking: the more they resemble a photograph, the better"

"Do you prefer paintings that exaggerate the dimensions or reality of objects we already know, or ones that feature imaginary objects which have no connection to everyday life?"
"Do you prefer seeing bold, stark designs or more playful, whimsical designs?"
Playful, whimsical designs
Do you tend to favor paintings with sharp angles or ones with soft curves?
soft curves
"Which patterns do you like better: geometric patterns or more random uneven patterns?"
Random uneven patterns

"Do you like to see expressive brush-strokes on the canvas, or do you prefer that the surface of the canvas be smooth, more like a photograph?"
expressive brush-strokes
Do you like to see colors blend into each other or do you like it when different colors are kept apart?
colors blend
"Every color has a wide range of shades. Take the color blue, for example. An artist can use a bright, vibrant shade of blue, like a royal blue, a pale, muted shade of blue, like light blue, or a darker tone of blue, like dark or midnight blue. In general, which would you say that you prefer? when the artist uses more vibrant shades, paler shades, or darker shades of color?"

Vibrant shades

"In general, do you enjoy paintings that have a more serious or a more festive mood?"

"And how about the painting itself - do you like it to be busy and contain lots of people or objects, or do you like it to be as simple as possible?"

How about the size of paintings: do you prefer larger paintings or smaller paintings?

full wall
"Some paintings are of famous historical figures and others are of more ordinary people. Do you generally prefer paintings of famous people, or ones of more ordinary paintings."

"If you prefer famous people, do you prefer figures from a long time ago, like Lincoln or Jesus, or more recent figures, like John F. Kennedy or Elvis Presley?"

"Do you prefer paintings which are predominantly of children, of women, or of men, or doesn't it matter?"

it doesn't matter
"Thinking back to the paintings of people that you have like in the past, for the most part were the figure working, at leisure, or were they posed portraits?"

a mix of both

"Which do you think you like better, a painting of one person or of a group of people?"

No preference
"And from what you've seen, would you say that you prefer paintings in which the person or people are nude, partially clothed or fully clothed?"

No preference
If you were given the choice of a gift - a sum of money or a piece of art that you genuinely like and which was of equal value to the money, which would you choose?
the piece of art
Which one of the following would be most important to you in deciding how much money you would spend on a painting?

the degree to which you like the painting

What is the most amount of money you would consider spending on a piece of art you really like?

I'm not sure
"For each of the following names, indicate if your impressions of that artist's work are very favorable, favorable, or very unfavorable. Some of these artists are not very well known, so if you have never heard of someone, or don't know enough about their work to have an opinion, just say so."
Pablo Picasso: favorable
Norman Rockwell: n/a
Jackson Pollock: n/a
Salvador Dali: favorable
Leroy Neiman: n/a
Claude Monet: n/a
Rembrandt: n/a
Andy Warhol: very favorable
Georgia O'Keefe: n/a
"If you could pick one type of person you'd most enjoy having dinner with, would you choose an artist, a television or movie actor, an author, or a sports star?"
Tim Burton
"How often, on average, would you say that you go to art museums - more than two times a year, one or two times a year, less than once a year, or not at all?

Less than once a year
The following are some reasons people have given in the past as to why they do not go to art museums more often. For each reason, please tell whether it is a major reason why you do not go to musuems more often, a minor reason, or not a reason at all:
1. there is not an art museum in my area:  minor
2. I do not have enough spare time: major
3. I don't feel comfortable in art museums because I don't know alot about art: minor
4. the cost of admission is too expensive: major 
5. I simply don't enjoy looking at art: not a reason
Would you favor or oppose spending more money in federal taxes than we do on the arts?
Some works of art are displayed in public places. Do you think that average citizens should or should not have a say in determining which works of art are appropriate to be displayed in public?
"When it comes to most political issues, do you think of yourself as a liberal, a conservative, or a moderate? If moderate, do you think of yourself as being closer to being liberal or being conservative?"

moderate, liberal
Which of the following income categories includes your total family income in 1992 before taxes?
I wouldn't know.. thats the year I was born and my mother was still in highschool.
What is your gender?


Friday, April 29, 2011

Inflatable Critic

The inflatable octopus was built using basic geometric shapes such as a horse shoe like shape for the head and wave/curve shapes for the tentacles. As we cut we made sure to leave enough space for the melting. Luckily, the iron a team mate had did not require the use of aluminum foil so the process of fusing the piece began to get quicker. Last, we turned the pieces inside out to add a natural clean and curvy shape to each piece, then, with a tool that our group made, we just lay the structure down and melted all the pieces together till the octopus was complete.

Problems encountered was knowing what area of the octopus we were working on due to general size (huge). Also, there were many pieces to the structure, so keeping track of it all was very tedious. To our disadvantage, the wind was very strong. So even though our project had no problem inflating, the wind would overpower the structure and blow it down. Also, due to the increase of heat both inside and outside, hole would begin to form and would have to be patched up if it got to server. The process of making the octopus had one major struggle that was able to be solved by two of our team mates, it was making the head top (head) round instead of bulky and pointy.

The happy accidents that occurred was the wind blew the tentacles creating a nice visual, it was if the tentacles were flaying around in panic because the octopus lacked water. When we created the skirt we expected it to be completely flat but it was not and helped add to the circular shape of the octopus’s head. Lastly, for the majority of the project assembling it together was fairly easy and simple.

Group Members:


I didn't take a lot of pictures, not sure why. But this is after we finished the head of the octopus, but before the changes. My teammates got more pictures I'm sure.
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Friday, April 15, 2011

Color pieces

When I presented the pieces I wasn't very fond of them. I'm sure that came across in my presentation. However, the feedback I got from it was very good. My least favorite piece was a lot of other peoples favorite piece and my favorite one was others least favorite. Everyone seemed to really like the torn paper and transparent one. Which I though those were the weakest because the variations of color were less apparent than the dot piece. But whatever floats your boat I guess.