practicum Week 6

The end is approaching..

I only have one more day to complete until my hours are done! 240 hours have gone by so fast its unbelievable. The week started on a fluffy note when Carson brought in his adorable 15 year old blind bunny Bella and we bonded big time. He had to drop Bella off at the bunny care taker because he is going on a little trip to Las Vegas with his wife and adorable girl Audrey. Part of my job here is to cuddle cute animals and its the best. 

From his box to his bed all day

From his box to his bed all day

New best friend? Should I get a bunny? So cute.

New best friend? Should I get a bunny? So cute.

We also had the opportunity to get our hands dirty! Aiken and I were given the task of going to Cossette to repair a piece that Carson had done for them that had reacted to its environment and cracked. We came prepped with food filler and paint, spending the morning in the accounting department filling, sanding and painting over the cracks in the wood to make the piece look new again! 

Fixing all the cracks!

Fixing all the cracks!

The end result!

The end result!

Carson then treated us AGAIN for our hard work with a nice lunch and we ate it thinking of him having a blast in Las Vegas! Crazy guy escaping from his intern for the last couple days! Luckily Its not going to be the last time I work with him as I will be coming in after my grad show to finish up some projects and then also later in the summer I will be helping out on some murals! 

The remainder of the week was spent building all the rest of the buildings and props for American Televisions album cover we were commissioned to create. I took pleasure doing the tedious jobs of cutting out tiny pieces of fire out of recycled paper to soon attach to the tops of the buildings. I made trees, smoke coming out of the chimneys, balconies and a backdrop to make the scene look perfect for the client all while laughing at the scenes that Aiken was putting in the windows (including a streaker! Il explain later..)

Sneak peak of part of the building process!

Sneak peak of part of the building process!

Lastly from our brainstorming session of our ideas that we gathered for NAC competition we did a peer review with Hubert and Annie and had a great critique session where they brought up some points and ideas that brought us in another direction for our project. Getting more perspectives has allowed the project to become even stronger conceptually. I then drew out our ideas in refined form and we sent that off to Carson who’s still working even on vacation for feedback. 

My weekend is going to be spent prepping for my grad show and finding the perfect outfit to wear for the big event. The Grad Show event takes place at the Harbour Centre Lobby @6:00pm if you are able to join! Hope to see you there!