Well, hello!

It’s been a few days, hasn’t it?

Midterms…were largely yesterday.  I didn’t get home until late, and didn’t fall asleep until after 2 AM.  What I can say is that — at least — I got my portfolio for Figure Drawing done, and I completed my drawing for Part C of my Symbolic Process assignment to some degree.

I feel like I need to be working more with my art journal(s), though.  And, it would have been nice to have had the energy to write on Monday or Tuesday night, but I just wasn’t feeling it.

Today…I woke up early for an appointment, went to the appointment, ate too much fast food, and fell asleep for about four hours.  It’s been a really long time since I’ve slept during the day…but I guessed that it was OK due to the fact that I’ve been exposed to at least two sick people, recently.  My ongoing health (a desirable quality where it comes to my job) is likely due to the fact that I sleep so much.  😛

As you well know, pretty much all of Spring Break was taken up with catching up on my homework and completing the last stage of the Symbolic Process assignment.  It feels a bit odd that the day after midterms is the first day I feel like I really got time to rest within the past two weeks.

Coming up, I have to do a self-portrait in the style of another artist.  That’s due in 6 days.  It was recommended that we start it over the holiday, but I was too busy catching up to be able to do this.  I also have to complete my midterm drawing, but that shouldn’t take more than an hour or two.

For Watercolor, there is no class tomorrow — but I have to do a still-life for next week.  I’m going to get some flowers and see what I can do, there (prof said flowers or fruit would be good).

And…for Creative Process…we have a series assignment coming up.  Six to nine pieces in the same media, at the same size, working off of some common theme.  I have an idea as to what to do for this.  The question is how to go about it.  Major issue is that it’s a very intimate subject, but art and writing kind of really ask that one be able to share things like that.  Plus:  I do not think that it is required that we share all the background information as to what is driving our work, at Critique.

It actually is really freeing to acknowledge that things do not have to be literally true in Art for us to make Art out of them.  I have a number of dragon/gryphon-like images that I thought up a while ago and recently rediscovered.  It could be interesting to work with these — not for the assignment, but just on my own.  And not as a hint to some form of hidden reality, but as some form of creative expression.  (Like, seriously:  it doesn’t have to be real or realistic to be represented.)  Which is nice.

And…then there is the entire Art/Library thing, which I feel the need to get into in a different post, coming up.


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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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