Tuesday, August 20, 2013

August 20th, 2013

Happy back to school everyone! After the second day of classes I can say that I'm officially beat and ready for fall break. I can say that I am genuinely excited for my two studio classes, acrylic painting and printmaking, which are both extremely expensive with supplies and all. I went out last night and dropped 60 bucks alone on paint, which is ridiculous, but could always be worse since I'm not using the highest quality of paint I could. I'm trying to burst out of my shell and meet new people, which is kind of going well considering I'm out of my element in three of my five classes. It's nice to have a set schedule because for the last week of summer I was literally sitting at home for hours on end not doing anything productive. Having a schedule really keeps me focused and will push me to try my hardest, especially with my sophomore review coming up. I'm currently sitting on the floor of my boyfriends tiny apartment, thinking about my day. It was long, and I had no time to eat, but I feel was rather successful. There will be much sleep to be had tonight, that is for sure. All I want to do now is curl up with something cold and watch a movie.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

August 13th, 2013

It's been 14 days since I've posted anything! How has the earth gone on turning?! I've been feeling a lack of inspiration, or maybe it's inspiration with no motivation. Either way I've been lazy and grumpy. Honestly, when I'm not at work I am looking at wedding blogs, specifically Green Wedding Shoes, and listening to all kinds of music. Recently it's been a lot of follksy, acoustic-y stuff. This particular type of music makes me want to run in one direction and stop when I'm somewhere new. School is starting up in a little less than a week and I'm practically counting down the hours.
I am the type of person who hates not having a set schedule. Be here at this time, need to be home by this time, need to be ready by such and such hour. When I am sitting around idly I fidget and pace and think and get nothing productive done. I like going places to do things, like libraries or various work stations around WSU's art buildings. It makes me get my butt in gear and actually get stuff done.
I'm on the look out for a new source of inspiration but it comes in bursts and doesn't keep me satisfied as I work on a project. I started some collages over the summer but they all turned out as attempts, and not finished pieces. I feel frustrated whenever I put countless man hours into something that doesn't end up being what I intended. Maybe I need to take a trip somewhere, or do something out of my comfort zone. I just need to get out more, maybe that's it.