…for me, at least.
Apologies for the unannounced absence: I’ve been without significant internet connectivity for the past several days. In the meantime, I’ve managed to finish Where Does Art Come From? by William Kluba, and have broken back into The View From the Studio Door by Ted Orland, one of the authors of Art & Fear, which he co-wrote with David Bayles…and which I read in one or another of my drawing classes. (The last book I mentioned wasn’t required, but it was mentioned in class, and I found it on a trip to the Legion of Honor’s bookstore.)
What I can say is that it’s much easier for me to absorb information via reading than it is to come back to writing without having practiced for several days! (Kind of parallel to viewing art being a much different experience from making it.)
Right now I am getting a little…a little hesitant. Classes start up in about a week: I keep getting emails from the University…most of which don’t apply to me, but…it’s a little scary to have this all becoming so real this soon. I’m about to jump back into 9 units (!), which I don’t think I’ve done since my undergraduate days. Next week I talk to my old contact who has worked in Digital Services; I go to meet my personal counselor at my Vocational program, and I have a mandatory meeting of the most important of my classes. Before that time, I will need to finish filling out my paperwork for the Vocational program, clarify my questions for my old co-worker, become acquainted with the school’s interface (which has changed since the last time I attended), and install a couple of things.
I hate installing things.
In any case, work also starts up for me again on Saturday; and I will need to return some career-oriented Library books.
Most of today, I’ve been asleep. Over the past several days…it’s been a bit stressful. We had a family reunion, which actually wasn’t as overwhelming as I thought it would be. Trying to figure out where to eat, how much it would cost, and weaving through the casinos and drunk people…that was a lot more incoming information. Not to mention that my sibling is now with us, and we haven’t seen each other in-person in months (meaning there has been some friction).
I’m thinking that the best things I can do for myself right now are to begin to read in my textbooks, and read over the tutorials for the learning platform. I am not sure if I will have to install more than one program (as versus peripherals)…but I know it is at least one.
Or, if I wanted to burn off some anxiety, painting would probably be a good outlet.
I think dinner is almost ready, and this is a good breaking point: I’ll try and continue to think about what it is which I could post, which wouldn’t be too much to say, here.