My non-technical research involves a lot of experiments. Mixing colors with oil paint has been a trial and error type of process. The more I do it, the better I get at doing it correctly the first time I go to mix a color. I am a very visual person (obviously), which plays into the way that I create some of my works. I put things together for my mixed media sculptures and visually contemplate how it looks or how it would look in another spot. Again this is trial and error and overall helping my ability is creating working compositions in my 3D work as well as in my 2D pieces. My classes also force me to do things in ways that I normally wouldn’t, as far as processes and giving me parameters through assignments. Overall I feel that these “restraints” push me to expand my creative process and open me up to new ways of accomplishing my goals for my work.