Last night, I did compare the screen image of the FW ink play with the actual thing…and it’s amazing, but either low light plus color adjustments were not enough to really bring out what I was seeing, or my computer screen just cannot reproduce the vibrancy of the inks. Which is…kind of amazing, considering that a computer screen is actually giving off light and my paper isn’t.
I can keep tinkering and retrying, though I saw this same effect with a drawing I viewed of Shahzia Sikander’s (though I don’t remember the title, only that it was in a series, and at the time, was at the Achenbach [at the Legion of Honor])…the background color was both a very pale tint (pale, pale rose+white, on top of rose paper) and very luminous at the same time. I have no idea what pigment(s) or dye(s) she used (she may make her own paints as well as her own papers)…but print images are not the same, and digital images are not the same. I’m not sure if it depends on the camera used, the camera settings, and/or the output device.
(Maybe if I took one or more photography and/or digital photography classes, I would know?)
Otherwise…today I was able to complete my Librarian interview. It wasn’t too bad — I think I am used to it being scary and thus apologize in advance, because I don’t know what else to do! So I have that to get out of my system…I was up at 6:30 this morning refining my questions, conducted the interview later that morning, and then came home and slept until my driving instructor got here.
I do not know what kind of grade I’m going to get on this paper. What I know is that I’ll get at least 10 out of 34 points for making the attempt. That’s what I know. 😡
I am also on track, however, to get two A’s in the other classes which are not as unpredictable…so even a C (which is, I think, 80%) would put me at a B average (above 3.0) for this semester, and above that, when last semester is counted. I am a high achiever, but this can get ridiculous. And I do get put on Academic Probation if my GPA drops below 3.0.
Yeah, I’m …really not liking the unpredictable class (this is the one where I got points docked on the first assignment because I didn’t speak in complete sentences…I suppose, regardless of the content I put into those incomplete sentences). But, I only have to deal with it for two more weeks, and no matter what I do, it’s better than the F I’ll get for Withdrawing. Plus…I have one more paper outside of that to make up lost points…>:\
I’ve also realized that I only have to take 2-3 classes per semester for the rest of my time in Library School if I want to become a Cataloger: which is looking like a much better career option for me than Public Libraries. It’s definitely more technically-oriented, though! And if I took Summer Session classes, I might only have to take three classes per semester for one more semester (although only having two classes per semester plus a part-time job might seem kind of like…wasting time).
I would also have the option of taking one or more classes in Information Architecture and/or Web Design, but to be honest it seems more difficult and like something better learned outside of Library School. For one thing, I’d meet more specialists (Web Design and Information Architecture are kind of fringe classes; not something they specialize in, at my University); for another, my Cataloging class time may be too valuable. But hey, if I’m going to have that time freed up, why not?
Well, those are two things down. I can finish the reading I’ll need to do before tomorrow’s meeting…that’s straightforward.
And, right: I’m really proud that I’m getting a whole lot better at driving! Today we went on the freeway! 🙂 And it was kind of easier than being on the street, seriously. No cross-traffic, pedestrians, or stops; just watching the other cars, keeping up with the flow of traffic, merging, not drafting in a blind spot or getting boxed in, and not getting hit… 😉
My paranoia/anxiety about getting slammed into on the street, is also getting a lot better. After I went on the freeway, as well, everything else seemed easier. Maybe because my adrenaline was going?
Anyhow, from here on out, I’m pretty sure that I’m just cruising for the next two weeks to the end of the semester. After that, I’ll have plenty of time to make art and play music and read and freakin’ blog.
I may post a bit for myself, detailing everything I do have to do for the next two weeks…though I may have to compensate a bit at work with desk hours. Not so bad, when I think about it…I’m not putting in any extra time, and the work load will likely be lighter. It’s just not the greatest part of the job…