Thursday, January 23, 2014

Sketchbook to Atmosphere

Hey Everybody! 

My new blog is up! It's called Atmosphere42! Here's the link 

It's all about space, the universe, time, and quetions about Stephen Hawking's writing. 

See you there! 

~ Arianna    Atmosphere42

Friday, November 16, 2012

Sketchbook Apparel is Open for Business!!

Hey guys! I finally got my Etsy shop up and running! T-Shirt sales have been great at school, so the next step is in the real world. We'll see how it goes :) Here's some pictures for you to see.. if you want to see my etsy shop and order go to 

Monday, August 27, 2012


"Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose, or paint, can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation." - Graham Greene

Writing! Scroll Down For Poem by Arianna Hall
All my life I've written, no matter what it's about, I keep writing. There's something about creation that comes so naturally to humans, and in the end, it helps us in more ways than we realize. That's why I think it's so important to keep a blog, or a journal if you don't want it to be public.

Making thoughts exist on paper becomes significant to a human because you can do many things with those words. If they're special to you, tuck them away where you'll always be able to revisit them. If you hate the idea written on the paper, burn it or rip it up so you yourself can symbolically burn it inside of you, and forget it (if it's something you need to forget). You can also give a piece of writing to someone, or write something that you needed to say a long time ago but never got the chance to say it to them in person. Point is, writing is a very powerful tool and is very much an art form. Also, anyone can do it. And in my opinion everyone should. So! If you haven't written something for yourself (not school or work related) in awhile then go ahead. Open a word document, start a blog, buy a journal, grab a piece of paper.

See what you've been needing to tell yourself, you might be surprised. Some of the things I write end up to be poems. Here's one of mine. If you're some literature scholar then I apologize if you come to the conclusion that it's terrible poetry haha. And if you like it well there you go, share it & love it :)
Thanks for listening! Comment - I love to read them! Plus it gets you writing haha   ~ Arianna

Home. - Arianna Hall

This home
is where darkness 
exceeds the faint touch, of light
Nothing but a shadow's breath
can be felt from every. vacant. room.

The windows
remain black and hollow.
With the face of death 
staring, almost mesmerized 
by the close. broken. life that is 
within its walls

All warmth 
extinguished so long ago
that words cannot describe
the frozen feeling
of emptiness that's burred beneath 
the worn. ivory. keys
forgotten. in that, corner

A small light 
sits in the mute absence of creation
and cries softly, for love.
for meaning.
for hope.

She, the light
Reaches for the edge of security, 
for the warm arms of protection
But never. obtains. any. of these dreams

She cries to be kept
Not as a prisoner,
but a sister. a friend
Though.. she is nothing
but desperate filth. 

Equivalent to the dust resting on the
cold. wooden. floors. she sits upon, 
that reflect the effects of rigor mortis. 

The walls bow, hunched in sleep
Like the memory of 
summer's golden fields
They fall down. They fall on her
Till she becomes the floorboards, and joins the stiff. arctic. structure. Herself. 

Is this home

Friday, August 24, 2012


AP Art Assignment #5 by Arianna Hall

"Time is Money." 

- Benjamin Franklin 

Being in high school makes a person have quite a busy life. I mean school alone is from 8:30 to 3:10 (varying from school to school of course). Then when you get home if you're a junior or senior you usually have about 3 hours worth of homework. If you have music lessons that takes about an hour, if you do a sport that's another 3 hours, if you do any after school clubs that's about 2 to 3 hours, hanging out with friends, well only God knows when that ends haha. You get my point. So if you're out of high school, your live is probably even MORE busy! Or if you're less busy I hope that you actually take some time to go hiking or read a good book, you lucky duck.

Won a Gold Key in the Scholastic Art
Awards for this. By Arianna Hall
So, my dad told me awhile ago that in order to be an artist you must be selfish with your time. Or else you'll really get nothing done. You have time for what you want to do. You just have to plan ahead to make it that way and learn to say yes and no at the right times. Learn the art of saying no if you have priorities, it all feeds in to how well you focus

Take my AP Art Assignments for example, I have to sit inside on a wonderful summer day in order to get them done because I've waiting until the last two weeks of summer to do them. I had to say no to getting out of the house and yes to what I had to do in order to focus on what needed to be done. 

In your life it probably isn't getting your art assignments done that is a priority for you. Maybe you have kids that you need to spend time with but work keeps getting in the way. If you come home tired from the long work week and your kid is begging you to read them a story don't just go and check your e-mail! Sit them down and spend time with them because you'll never get those moments back

That's just an example I know it doesn't relate to everyone but I assure you that everyone, somewhere in the back of their mind, has something they want or need to do most, but somethings always getting in the way. What is it for you? And what do you have to say no to in order to say yes to that one thing? 

Thanks for listening! 
Check out my t-shirt designs to your right 
(scroll up under entries and you'll find 
the post that says hey you! wanna shirt?!)
I hope everyone has a wonderful day today! 
~ Arianna 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Stretch Your Galaxy.

"Noodle Worship Brainwash" 

Humans are made from the same carbon and hydrogen that exists in stars, yes, you are part of our galaxy.

The galaxy is also forever expanding and contracting, like it breathes. What if our mind was like a galaxy, every star particle was a piece of brain tissue, or neuron that connects ideas together. When we expand our minds, we open them to new ways of thinking, new thoughts, new ideas, a new way of seeing the world and life as we know it. And when we contract our minds, that way of thinking becomes habit and we grow comfortable with our ways. Soon after contracting, we begin to expand again. This is the growth and developmental pattern of a human mind. Like yin and yang you can't have one with out the other. Yet, some people choose to not balance their minds. They get stuck in the contracting phase and never seek new knowledge to exercise their minds. (*Cough cough* Which is exactly what huge corporations like Monsanto want so they can feed us all cancer... but that's a whole other entry.)

Milky Way Galaxy. The home of Earth.
Take an art assignment for example. Look above at the noodle piece I drew yesterday. The assignment was to draw a still life of a bunch of different noodles. So I got comfortable with the idea of drawing noodles and the different kinds.. but as I thought about how to make this piece interesting, I expanded my mind to create something much more interesting to both me and the viewer. I thought of the "all seeing eye" and idealism and how I could connect the two ideas together. Then I started to make a story behind my artwork, which is ALWAYS something you should do to create good art! My concept behind this is that the more plain macaroni noodles were worshiping the more interesting noodles that make up the pyramid. The noodle on the lower right hand corner is questioning why he's being brainwashed and is clearly upset about it haha. (Added for a little comedy.)

So something to think about is, whatever you do, see if you can stretch your mind to think of it in a new way. You never know what you'll come up with. Plus if you're a blogger yourself and you're having writers block or if you're an artist or musician and are stuck with the same old thing, take this advice. Try to talk about something you've never thought about before. Do some research, read a book (by the way I have a good book list to your right if you wanna choose one from there), go on a hike, do something that you've never done before to get that much needed inspiration and motivation back! Expand your mind like the GALAXY.

Thanks for listening!
Share my link if you like what I write :)
I love comments and always reply!! So leave one!
Comment if you're also interested in a t-shirt 
or visit the HEY YOU! WANNA SHIRT?! Entry to your right. 

~ Arianna

Saturday, August 18, 2012


Ladies and Gentlemen - 

I give you t-shirts! 

Available on 

September 2012

I know we're all very excited to finally get my art on wearable t-shirts! Order yours in just a few weeks to help me become a high school art teacher :) (If you don't already know my story click on my July entries to your right and read up on why I want to go to college to become an art teacher.)

Prices for now = Student $12.00 or Adult $15.00  
Here are my designs that are available. 

These are just tiny clips of the real ones. If you like a certain one please feel free to comment and leave me your e-mail address so I know to send you one once I get my etsy up and running. I love comments and feedback so don't feel shy about leaving one :) Thank you so much! ~ Arianna 

My signature will be on each one! 
(stands for my initials A J R H)

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Vlog Two.


Alright so this is me playing Rue de Cascades by Yann Tiersen. This one I just learned a month ago. Music is great because when you're playing, everything else fades into the back of your mind. You don't really think about anything else and it's like nothing really matters except for the moment you have right now while playing music. Hope you enjoy this one!

~ Arianna P.S. Thanks for viewing and sharing my blog link!!
(Heads up.. t-shirt production is a go!) 


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