The thing around the middle came from the African design. I choose this design because it was simple but it had a meaning to me and the meaning was that just defend for yourself who ever is hurting you. This was the meaning to me because it looks like the Japanese shuriken and whenever I look at a shuriken I think of defending myself where ever or when ever it is. The straight line and the three pared things in the middle is from the Ancient Egypt. I chose this design because it felt like it was the path of where I walk. Like I said for me the shuriken makes me think that I have to defend myself so the road was where I walk everyday to achive my goal and the shuriken is my sheld and when anyone comes near me I would have to protect myself.
The most challenging part for me was to not be late with class work on time. It is because I was like one class behind which was not so good. I think I was late because I tend to do things in a slow way. I was able to overcome this by doing some things at home or coming to open studio in the mornings.
I learned that I should go to the open studio in the mornings to finish things in class on time.