December 2015

Wk 14 Classmate Conversation Group- Julia Clouse and Milton Coreas

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I met Julia the first day of class and I thought she was an amazing person. Let me tell you something about Julia, there is never a dull moment with her. She is a very funny and sweet girl.  She is a second year at Cal State Long Beach and majoring in Health Care Administration. She was doing Nursing at first but the major was very difficult to keep up with so she decided to switch.  She has big plans for herself.  Julia is the person I know and I must admit she is the best.

I met Milton later on that day. I realized I had him for my history class. Milton likes to play soccer and is a soccer fan like most guys. He goes for Barcelona and his favorite players Messi and Iniesta. His current hobby is the guitar because he is determined to learn how to play the guitar well and learn how to play many songs. I found out that Milton’s parents are from D.F, Mexico which is pretty cool because my mom is from Mexico too but a different part. I found out that he is one of the ex roommates from some of my close guy friends.  It was pretty nice to actually get to know him.

The question of the week was about how art has impacted our lives. I feel like I can see the world in a different perspective. I like how I get to think critically better. Milton and Julia agreed with me. They think it has happened them to become more creative a a person.




Wk 14- Artist Conversation-Makaila Palmer

This week I had the opportunity to meet Makaila Palmer whom is a lovely person with exquisite artwork. At the age of six, she began to discover her passion for art. She is now pursuing her art as a BFA  student at California State University Long Beach.  She is in her sixth year. She went abroad to Italy in her second year and she said it was the most beautiful and influential experience of her life.She was extremely inspired by Michael Angelo’s work she saw, which lead her to the decision of sharing her life.

Three of the four pieces were shown, for she is in the process of finishing the fourth, all of which are oil paintings on canvas. She titled them “Dawn”, “Day”, “Dusk”, and “Night”, each of which are all representations of different stages of her life. They all consist of a path, which is the path of life one takes to discover who they are and where they want to go. “Dawn” is a representation of her adolescent years. There is a path but you do not know what you are are doing until you figure out what you are doing.  “Day” focuses on Palmer’s college experience, specifically at the ages of 18 and 19. This painting is from the perspective of being on the path, for you are in the midst of discovering yourself and your potential life plan, with the mountains, or your future, in the distance but not clearly laid out, for you are not sure exactly where you are going. Her final piece called “Night”, although not finished, represents her reflection about her experiences, and who she has become now.

I think her posts are very beautiful and detailed. She began drawing her series but with advice , she changed her “path” to painting. The first thing she drew was a flower and now her drawings have evolved drastically.


You can see more of her work and learn more about her at:


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