Crazy Eights

Posted by Jessica Meek in Picture This. No Comments

23rd March

I have not been spending all my time inventing aquatic baggage and playing with skeletons.

Another class I’m taking this semester, Conceptual Illustration, focuses on… well, illustrating concepts. These course titles don’t fool around. For over a month, my entire class was in the middle of a frantic art-mad-lib sort of project, appropriately titled “Crazy Eights.” Over the course of this project, we are all to produce eight, 8″ x 8″ illustrations. At the beginning of the assignment, we all pulled slips of paper from two groups: occupation and object. Kindergarten teacher+hat, cowboy+pet, and scientist+transportation are three of my eight matches. Each illustration must be done in a different medium; the point of this project is to expose students to different art-making techniques, so that they may find what is comfortable. With two illustrations due every week, it has been a … Read More »



The Road to Regionals

Posted by Julia Bastian in Taking the Reins. No Comments

21st March

The way the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association season works is that you have the “regular season” shows to get the points necessary to qualify for Regionals. You need to score 36 points to qualify (except in Open Horsemanship and Reining). Points earned depend on how you place in your class: 1st place is worth 7 points, 2nd is 5 points, 3rd is 4, 4th is 3, 5th is 2 and 6th place earns you one point.

This year I was lucky enough to have earned the necessary 36 points to qualify for Regionals. UF had 17 riders qualify across the divisions this year. The way that Regionals work is that all the riders who qualify in the Region during the season come together to compete against each other, as only the top two in each class advance to Semi-Finals. It’s intense and the pressure … Read More »






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