Author: bethanyddunn

Bethany Dunn is a current student at Pratt Institute in Utica, NY, studying Communication Design with a focus in illustration. When she is not in school she can be found exploring different art forms in her hometown Mesquite, TX. She strives to be an illustrator loving the work she produces.

Update

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This week I took a break from everything related to my personal project and researched different storyboard artists from Pixar and Dreamworks and watched some short documentaries on the process.

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Project Update

This week I decided to play with different stitches and strand counts. I practiced ten basic stitches three times. The first one used only one strand of floss, the middle used three strands embroidery floss, and the one on the far right used six strands of floss.

Project Update

 

I have not gotten to start any embroidery as the to students I am working with have yet to respond. But, I am taking this opportunity to gather thread and other materials I may need to at least start the pieces. Also, my group and I have been coming up with ideas for Skopje and I have begun doing research on Home Sweet Home hoops for one of our designs. I have learned of some different styles, stitches, and patterns that reoccur in these pieces.

ACR Health

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ACR Health

Opening doors to create a healthy community

By Bethany Dunn

 

ACR Health is a non-profit organization offering services to create healthier communities. Their name stands for AIDS Community Resources as they remain large contributors to AIDS awareness and prevention education. For 33 years this organization continues to promote volunteers from the community to help spread their knowledge, educate, and provide support in nine areas located throughout New York state. Many of their services revolve around prevention and support to people with chronic diseases like HIV/AIDS and mental illnesses. Also, they empower individuals of all ages with community groups like the Q Center, which gives a safe space for people in the LGBTQ community to come and meet.Additionally, Safety First, is peer-based out reach program that that provides HIV/AIDS and STDs by offering resources in local neighborhoods.
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Project Update

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This week I have still been working with students on what designs they want. I have started talking with one student that would like floral patterns on a shirt. I am currently waiting on her response as to what flowers specifically she would like for me to include. As for the student with the collar designs she has chosen to have one little fox head on each side of the collar. I am now working on color comps for that piece. I am also beginning to develop possible ideas for the Skopje poster festival with my group and trying to see how embroidery can be incorporated in such a short time span

2nd Update

20170929_005720For my personal project I put out a message on Facebook asking for artists willing to collaborate on a personalized embroidery piece. Two have reached out to me so far and these are small thumbnail designs for one girl that requested a collar. I will show her these next week, work on color comps, and then begin my embroidery.