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Top 3 artists to follow on Instagram -MyrasArtCorner

Top 3 Artists to Follow on Instagram Right Now!

            Hi, my name is Myra and I’m writing this blog about art with a dash of feminism. I’ve always been passionate about these topics and chose it as my blog topic to hopefully inspire others to learn about art and/or feminism in a digestible and hopefully fun way! I’m a grade 12 student who is trying to navigate life and prepare for the next chapter after graduation and feminism has always helped me grow stronger, with art also empowering me through colours, lines and quotes to help me keep going. I love when the 2 topics intertwine because it helps people learn and get educated through a simple way that stays with someone more than an essay or article would.

Florence given @FlorenceGiven

Activist and artist

Givens’ art has major feminist roots, empowering anyone that comes across her bold, colourful, and unapologetically outspoken art. She currently has half a million followers but won’t be stopping there. Her art typically includes powerful women of different styles and ethnicity’s paired with big 70’s hair and lettering, writing out mantras that women should repeat to themselves daily such as “Stop raising him, he’s not your son” and “Life is too short not to love the s*** out of yourself”. She is also an author of the book ‘Women Don’t Owe You Pretty’. At just 21 years old, she is the youngest author to hold a top 5 spot in the Sunday Times for 12 weeks in a row! She was also Cosmopolitans influencer of the year in 2019, and for good reason!

Beverly Salas @BeverlySalas

Artist

            With over 121 thousand followers, Salas shares her drawings and videos of her mystical and enchanting creations over Instagram. Her style is very colourful, and she works with markers along with watercolour, giving her work a flowy, satisfying feel. Her pieces usually consist of eyes, flowers, and lots of line work patterns. A lot of her art shows a theme of self-growth and discovery with quotes like “all for progress not perfection” and “may the flowers remind us why the rain was necessary”. She currently sells stickers, prints, and custom paints shoes too! She recently released a line of blankets and sold out in 5 minutes! I’ve followed this artist since 2016 and have enjoyed growing up seeing her art grow with me. I’ll definitely be first in line for the blanket restock!

 

Adam Hillman @Witnery

Self-proclaimed object arranger

           Hillman has a unique viewpoint on regular objects that people would usually never see as art, but he can entrance anyone by his perfectly placed creations. Witnery uses everyday objects like paper clips, fruit, pins, pencils, and even q-tips in his art! He takes these things that you normally wouldn’t think twice about when using, and places them in incredibly detailed and intricate positions to snap the perfect picture. It often looks like his pieces have many edited layers to them, but it’s all taken at once and the detail is just that precise! I admire his art because it’s not the common illustration I’m usually drawn (get it?) to. His style is unique and enticing to anyone that comes across it.

Portfolio – Photo 12

🔺Myra Qualitz – Portfolio 🔻


In my photography I try to capture imperfections that add to the emotions of the image. I don’t think art or photography is about perfection at all, improvement definitely, but your ultimate goal should never be perfection, or else you’ll just be striving for the unattainable forever and never be satisfied with your progress. I think art and photography is about capturing what you want to see in everyday life but never will. It’s about creating your own world and stories within a photo, even if you’re the only one that likes the story, it’s yours.

 

Reflection:

I found my high/low lighting portraits to be the most successful because I’m proud of everything from the concept, to the posing, to the lighting of them. I had fun with the shoot and learned a lot more about getting very specific lighting and using the studio lights and backgrounds differently to achieve the look I wanted for the shots. If I had time to redo a project I would redo the abstract one because I like my imagine and the meaning behind it but I would work harder to make it even more abstract, so there’s no immediate object/word association to it.

 

 

What Darwin Never Knew

The discovery of DNA is very vital to back up Darwin’s theory.

Darwin’s theory was that species change with time (very slowly). He also came up with the theory of principle common descent which includes the thought that modern organisms have been produced through evolution, every new organism comes from pre-existing organisms, that each species has descended from other species, and that all species have shared a common ancestor. That theory can be supported by DNA and fossil records by multiple pieces of evidence. With fossils, the lower layers of rock are older, scientists can determine the source of changes in an organism based on the layers in the rock. Evidence for this theory also lays in the science of embryology as now we can see that many animals and human embryos look very similar which proves that we are all distantly related to common ancestors. DNA is used in the confirmation of Darwin’s theory as, when it was examined, it allowed enough variation to be considered new generations, and with that information, evolution is now understood as a process of changes in the frequencies of stable variants.

Week #10 – Math 10

This week in math 10 we learned about how to evaluate a notation function. First things first, we need to know the different parts of the function. You can see in the photo below that every part has a label and as this chapter is mostly vocabulary based, it’s important you know what someone could be referencing. 

 

There are a couple different ways that you can show your function, the first one im showing you is called ‘Mapping Notation’.  The first thing you need to do is determine the ‘parent function’ aka the simplest form of that type of function, meaning they are as close as they can get to the origin 
  Next, you ask yourself, what changes in the equation? Or, what type of transformations are taking place in the equation. Let’s take a look at the example down below. 
^and as you have the function you can write it in a product of ordered pairs to graph, ex.  2 ~~> (2, 10) 
The next type of function notation we learned is simply called ‘Function Notation’. 
Function notation is the way a function is written. It is meant to be a precise way of giving information about the function without a rather lengthy written explanation. o evaluate a function, substitute the input (the given number or expression) for the function’s variable. Replace the x with the number/expression. (Function notation is expressed very similarly to mapping notation.)
The last way we are showing is called ‘Equation’. the main part of Equation is that they aren’t names/ labeled so the only was to clearly showcase it is by writing it down visually. also keep in mind that saying ‘Find f (2) when f (x) = 3x, is the same as saying, “Find y when x = 2, for y = 3x.”

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