I was born in Brasov, Romania before I moved to Canada at a young age. Here in Ottawa I attended Sacred Heart High school. Some my hobbies and passions besides art include looking up things on the computer, finding images for my pamphlets and traveling with family. On my spare time I like to go for coffee and visit museums here in Ottawa.
When it comes to art I love making commercials and telling stories and sharing my ideas of the world. So far my favourite projects at theSpace have been using maps and piecing together advertisements. I like to collage and several different pieces on the same topic. Painting and colouring with Photoshop is lots of fun.
Art is important to me because it’s relaxing to put on the radio and draw and colour and if I make a mistake I can fix it. I like to work on new things and sip on my coffee. I like to browse the internet and find things that interest me. Getting to share things I really care about and take home my work is the best part about making art.
Some Fact About Me
- I enjoy the works of Van Gogh and have done a few impression pieces.
- My favourite musician and singer is Rikki Martin and some Spanish/English Music.
- I Iike working with computers especially when it comes to making videos with the green screen or drawing with a tablet.
- In my spare time I like to make pamphlets made out of prints, paper and tape or sit outside on a nice day with an ice cap.
- My dream job would be to work at a plant nursery or a toy store.
- I am really good at finding trees and plants and being about to name them.
- If I had to pick a role model I would choose Neil Armstrong and Terry Fox
Some Of My Videos
I liked making this video because I got to draw cute animals and tell the story that I wanted to tell people. Every animal is afriad of something just like we all have our fears that we worry about.
Even the big horses or fancy Peecok have fears and obsessions. It was fun having people voice each animal. It reminded me of Rug Rats and Hammy The Hamster.
This past summer I picked two Ottawa streets. After finding some photos on Google I used a projector to paint the shapes and outlines. Once several versions were made I scanned my painting and used several layers to fill in the shapes. Using several tools in Photoshop I was able to add so many different sections. Colouring took a long time since there are so many colours in each. I have since taken this method of drawing and used different items to make other landscapes.
Local Treasure: Walter Baker Centre
The Walter backer centre is a great place to visit. It's a big part of the Barrhaven community. It has nice comfy chairs for you to read graphic novels and my personal favourite, travel books. You can also peacefully enjoy a nice variety of plants inside the building. It's so enjoyable you could sit and read for hours. Too bad you stay overnight
It's very close to homes and other restaurants, including schools all accessible by the #170 OC Transpo Bus route.
Inside people can use the pool, the water slide, sauna and the awesome hot tube. If you want to cool off try out the diving board. If swimming isn't your thing then check out the exercise facility they have upstairs. Here you can try out cross training and use the treadmill or the dumbbells while you catch up on the news and Oprah and modern music as you watch the flat-screen TVs. Make sure to also check out some of the nice hockey games to watch on the ice and when your all done you can stop by the cafeteria for a light snack.
Overall you can easily bus and walk to the Walter Baker Centre making it a great
My Week In Ottawa
Why I like the Bus
I think the busing system here in Ottawa is great! Not only is it good for sight seeing around Ottawa you get a great view of the city. While you travel around Ottawa you can relax and enjoy your Tim Hortons.
It's air conditioned unlike the coach buses. It is cheap and you can get along all day. My best memory of traveling on the bus was traveling down Albert St. on my way to the Adaptive Learning Program. I always use to take the 94 from Barrhaven downtown and it was supper easy. It's always a bonus when the bus driver is very nice. If I have a chance I always sit at the front of the bus. I don't sit at the front if someone else needs it. Like the physically disabled, elderly and babies. Always plan your trip before you leave the house and make sure you have the right shoes for your day.
Best Trip Ever
Thinking back, my favourite memory is being on an Air Canada flight for about 5-6 hours on my way to California.
We landed in San Fransico and began our visit. I saw a giant conveyor belt for suitcases at the airport and my uncle Peter was there with a giant bag with Mickey Toys inside for myself and my sister. She got the mouse I got a cup with Mini Mouse on it. I remember driving on a yellow go cart where you had to pedal fast. It felt like a bike-a-thon. We also swam in the Pacific ocean where there is Kelpt and I played cowboys with my cousin Eric and Nicolas. At some point we went China town and ate at a nice restaurant.
Don't Treat Me Like A Child
Turtke Neck – Is symbolic of restriction and my neck that I sometimse squeeze. Turtle Neck is a negative feeling of feeling mistreated and life being unfair. Not getting my way.
I picked to write about this because of my past
experience being where I was treated like child or being forced to do certain things I didn't like because of my learning disability. I've always hated other people getting their way and not me. It's like everyone get's to wear shorts on a hot day but not me. Or only getting homework. Everyone who has a disability can related to other people treating them differently. Usually very strictly or without patience. Sterotypes are often applied to me and my friends. I feel people make obstacle courses all the time for me. I feel like everyone get's internet but I don’t.
I feel upset and want to squeeze my neck and lash out. When people treat me different I feel like i'm being suffocated and buried under something very heavy. Like everyone else get's their wat but not me. Like you will never get your way and you cant be yourself when around others.
These experiences, happen at weddings. Out in public, during camps, and summer programs. Anywhere in public where people judge and i’m forced to follow strict social skills. Staff and supports should treat everyone the same and equal. Regardless of who they are. They should focus on fun stuff like going swimming or golfing and skiing. Not worrying about me and my obession or fixations. Less social skills and more passionate staff, more time and a balance of skills. Just like the people at ALP. They were great to me.
My hope is people will read this and understand me better, people should not rush me, make assumptions and try harder to get to know people like me. Don't judge a book by its cover. Don't judge a person by their disability.
Pull Out Your Skies
My favourtire winter Acticity is skiing and visiting the canal. I’ve done skiing in Ottawa and Quebec during the winter. It’s great because I get to go on trips and visit the ski hills like Mont Sant Anne and maybe by souveniers. It also keeps you healthy.
First time I went was in grade 6 with school and I really liked it. Other people would like it because its cold outside and fun to go down the hill. You can see friends be social and maybe see your old school teachers. If you don’t like going fast or have a bad feeling abut the hill you might fall on the triple blask hill and hurt yourslelf skiing down it
The coolest part about my trip to Mont Tremblant was the bus ride an the hills. There is yummy poutine there, big plateand there was pogos. The hills are great and good to ski down . There is lots of trees and greenery with snow on them. I also went on a gondola.
My Favourtie Pizza Place
When I think about my childhood I miss Pizza Hut. I use to go there all the time and get a pan pizza. A large pizza baked in dish or two medium pizzas were my favourite things to get. A glass of coke was nice too. They use to give me star wars I remember.
I always liked the taste and the way the place looked when I would go with my family. I use to always go to the one in Kanata at 474 Hazeldean Rd. I liked collecting the toys.I don’t remember my first vistit there but my first visit to Pizza Hut was in Missagsau around the age of 5 we also got wings with my mom and dad.
Right now at Pizza Hut they have pizza, panormous, pasta, wings, desserts, lots of sides and drinks. They deliver 11 in the morning until 10 at night. If I could order a pizza right now I would make it meat lovers with extra mushrooms and just tomato sauce with good parasam cheese on the pizza.
I really like the ones with three or two holes. I’ve gotten most of my keys from the Stittsville flea market and the Red Barn. That is where people give me keys. They get stuff from people giving to them and they sell them as antiques. Every fall around September and October I go there and I went once for my Birthday.
I collect the keys because I like them since they look really cool and feel nice in my hands. They mean love and they are old and have a nice style. The look reminds me of Harry Potter and duplexes. Some of the types of keys I collect are brass, skeleton.
All the keys I collect are kept on a key link ring. Or in a canister in my room near the window on the ledge.
My favourtie key was the Cindelrea Key but I gave it up. If I could have any key in the world it would be old, gold and have three holes. My Dream Key.
The Art Of Pamplet Making
I like to make Palm tree booklet. I like to make them where ever I go. At home Florida, Richmond or theSpace. I started when I went to Myrtle Beach in July 2005. It’s been 14 years and I love it. At the Pharmacy I saw a pamphlet and it looked like one I broke in half in Puntacana. This inspired me to make my own. A teacher I had named Mrs. Muffat also got me into it.I like the shape of trees and ferns. I’m sure if you had a hobby like mine that was interesting you can make a pamphlet to. Something summery and beach like.
I like make pamphlets with take and printed our palms because it looks like a beaches and places in Florida I visited. I like places like Boca Raton and hotels in Puntacana. For me It’s relaxing and it connect me with my family and places I have gone.