Flash post — got to go

About 15 minutes to write, eh?  Let’s do it.  😉

So…I don’t have much left to do.  I’ve still got to work on that pastel drawing that I posted, a little while ago.  So far it’s been sitting in my portfolio for all of Break.  😛  Yes, I know:  bad.  And exactly what my prof was worried, might happen.  Positive point:  I still have two full days to work on it.

It looks like Easter, for me, is going to be free.  This gives me some extra hours…hours that I was concerned I might have to give up, if there was going to be some sort of gathering.  If we look at it this way, though:  from 12-6 PM on Sunday and Monday, I’ll be able to work, that gives me 12 clear hours to do nothing but freakin’ draw.

I’ve been hesitant about getting into the art for multiple reasons — the biggest one being the concern that I could be doing something “better” with my time than being an artisan.  I know, it sounds messed up.  But art, really…on the surface, it’s a lot of manual labor.  One step deeper, and it’s constant decision-making, inferring a constant (attempt at) control.  But at the core, it’s creating something from personal vision that hasn’t been seen before…

It might have been easier for me if I’d majored in it — I’m only now coming to see hints of possibilities as to what I can do with my skill.  And those are only hints.  The biggest thing that I have in front of me is this idea of making an illustrated fictional book for adults.  (I figure that if adults are working at coloring books, maybe I can be the one to break the illustration barrier.)  Key here is the work that I’ve done with the Symbolic Process assignment; however, I’m uncertain as to the roles of both the text and the imagery.

And, of course, it would have to be a labor of love — as I doubt anyone’s going to take me for the next Neil Gaiman and finance my operations.

Ah — got to get going.


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Haru ("Codey") is a third-year Master's student in Library and Information Science, hoping to find a way to fuse their desire to make the world a better place and to finance their art.

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