Journal Entry: Sat Feb 2, 2013, 1:59 PM
I'm finally uploading my art from the end of last year. Most of it is from my print making class, but some is paintings I did on my own time. Sorry I haven't been around much.
Do you ever feel, like, creatively constipated? I have so many ideas and sources of inspiration but I'm so stressed out by the rest of my life (school, work) that when I finally have the time to sit down and paint I just get frozen and convince myself that I don't have the time or energy. Blah. Well. I know people have that problem... I guess what I should be asking is does anyone have a solution? Ha.
So my second semester at UALR went well. The highlight art wise was my printmaking class (all my other classes were core academic stuff). My teacher drove me nuts but I found the course itself fascinating. I had never before learned in depth about Relief, Lithography, and Intaglio. And it's easy enough to read the definitions... but I at least didn't fully comprehend the process till I had to do it, LOL. If anyone's interested I'll explain more but I know I haven't had enough of a presence here for people to read my journal anyway. Ha.
I'm a couple weeks into the new semester and so far so well. I'm taking Figure Drawing with the uber fabulous Stephen Cefalo. He doesn't have a dA page but for those of you brave enough to venture off into other parts of the internet, he is on facebook and if you google him I'm sure his other stuff will pop up too. He's like a master painter, but super humble, like he doesn't see himself like that at all. And he's a decent teacher which is rare among artists. LOL
I'm also taking ceramics. Now, I'm really weird when it comes to powdery things... I can't STAND the texture at all. So it's an odd combination of feelings. Working with the clay is fun and it's kind of a stress reliever, but as soon as it starts drying on my hands I have to wash it off LOL I'm a hot mess.
Okay well I guess I'll stop babbling. Just wanted to reconnect with my peeps on dA. Hope y'all are doing well.
Listening to: Train
Watching: Soul Eater
Playing: Mario Kart Wii
Drinking: Dr. Pepper