Who Are These People?

I can finally answer that question because I finally made it to my FYE class.

You see, on the Welcome Weekend here at Kent State, I was accidentally sent to the wrong classroom for the first meeting of the FYE classes. Instead of a “College of The Arts” class I was sent to a “College of Arts and Sciences” class, with a completely different professor and group of students.

But thankfully everything ended up working itself out, and I was able to go on through my first week of college and finally end my week with getting to meet all of the awesome art students in my FYE class!

The few that I had the pleasure of sitting with today were Maeve, Anne, Maddy, and Hannah. I didn’t get to talk individually with them about their specific major or anything, all I knew was that we were all art kids. But what was great about it was that we all understood any first week art student struggles/excitement. We all chatted about similar classes we were taking, how college was going so far, and about our blogs, (Anne has the best blog title: Rich Soybean Chorus).

It was overall pretty exciting and fun to finally get with other art students rather than all of the psychology and biology pre-med majors I had been with last week on Welcome Weekend (although they were really cool too).


The Six Principles of Gestalt


  1. Containment: This is a photo of a little zombie head contained inside of the metal container I found in my room. It shows the boundary of the container around the little zombie head.


    2. Continuation: This photo of the sidewalk outside of the Student Center shows the continuation of the sidewalk as well as lets us as viewers follow the path.


    3. Closure: By not showing the whole object in the photo, it is up to the viewer to fill in the blanks and (hopefully) realize that this is a spooky pumpkin decoration.


    4. Repetition: This photo of the upper level windows of the Student Center show repetition in the way the windows show a similar pattern along the building.


    5. Similarity: All of these plants when closely inspected are different from each other as far as length of branches and size, but from farther away they all look relatively similar.


    6. Proximity: By taking this picture of the trees and sun from this angle, it looks as if all of the photos are all close in proximity, making them seem to all be a part of the same group.


Hi! My name is Lauren and I’m a Fine Arts major here at Kent.

In order to introduce ourselves in our 3D Composition class, the assignment was to take a “Shelfie” of our workspace or desk area that tells something about ourselves.

As soon as that assignment was given I knew exactly what I wanted to take a picture of.

That’s right, my horror movie shelf that lives on my desk in my dorm room.

Horror Movie Shelf

Yes, I did bring all of my horror movies and assorted little spooky trinkets along with me to college because I couldn’t stand leaving them at home.

Anyways, I thought this was an appropriate “Shelfie” because I love anything to do with horror, and it’s often what inspires my art and creativity.

I’m so thankful to have art because it has become an amazing outlet to help me express my passion for horror. And in fact, by combining my love of the two, I came to the conclusion of what I absolutely want to do with my life, to go on to become a special effects make-up artist/prop-maker for haunted houses and horror movies.

Sounds kind of crazy I know, but I’ve found that art and horror to me make the most fantastic combination ever and I can’t get enough of it.