i think its funny how you never get anything done on rainy days. its just an automatic mood you are put in. time to bundle up and do nothing for hours. There is a million things i could and should be doing right now, but I'm not. instead im on the computer fucking around and its great. moved my bed to the corner of my room instead of the middle yesterday and for some reason i feel like it was the best decision of my life. i just felt a lot better about everything after that. I've been feeling really unstable and detatched lately, although ive been growing a lot in school and i just find it funny that i literally got more comfortable after something like this haha. i guess i've just gotten sick of the constant routine and need change, and even something little like this made me feel so much better
So i know i posted this earlier, but during our crit for our edition and monotypes, i realized that i put the word radical into his beard, and its really easy notice in this picture because its flipped, but the right way its hard to noticed and i forgot until i looked at it far away haha OOPS
Expanding on my experimentation with prismacolors, incorporating typography, and listening to neutral milk hotel always, this is an unfinished piece i've been working on. I need to even out and add more linework, but i love it. in the design, you should be albe to see "I am listening to hear where you are" a lyric from Two-Headed Boy. We just got an assignment to make an edition of 40 4x6 prints with a multi-block linoleum block. 4 DIFFERENT LAYERS thats goingt o take forever, but i thing im going to use this, hopefully i can carve it well enough :/
Here is my knitted tent that i was talking about. It looks A LOT shittier than planned but the pressure of time and the lack of super knitting skills kept me away from that. i didnt finish the top, oh well, and i planned for the cardboard to look a lot more structured. you can only really fit one person in there at a time and i planned for it to look a lot mor uncomfortable inside and a lot more.. finished and welcoming outside but ehh whatever. my new sculpture had plans to be DOPE lets see if i can make it that way. i need to buy plexiglass.. :/ i love my man sox.. and its 10x warmer in the basement than in my room. just so you know. i also did a multi-drop monotype this week of a knitting patter. it came out looking like throw up. its great.
This list has just been sitting in my mind:
CDS That Never Get Old:
or i guess they just haven't yet..
Neutral Milk Hotel- In the Aeroplane Over the Sea Minor Threat- Complete Discography Aesop Rock- None Shall Pass Atmosphere- Sevens Travels
New York Tomorrow
Hope the weather isnt tooo shitty, I'd like to stay dry while seeing Banksy
My birthday happened, which was great because i got to celebrate it in both LA and PA. I had amazing weekends in both places. i also got extremely drunk in both places, hah.. big mistake.. deletedeletedelete. Coming back from home i jumped right into a nonstop work week which consisted of only 4 hours of sleep a night, and an even bigger addiction to coffee, after telling myself i didnt want to drink it anymore, and wanted to be healthy. YEAH RIGHT, like that happened, i've been stuffin my face like no tomorrow :( The work load has slowed down, and i've been getting BETTER at time management and self motivation. i said better-- not good, hah.
but with all this nonstop work, while i do feel like im learning SO much, im not up to par in my classes. i know its my homework and stuff, but after six hours of class a day im ready to just come back here and vegg like a potato. I'm actually really liking my Visual Communications and my Relief Monotype classes, and im warming u to sculpture, although i get intimidated by the physical problem solving sometimes. bleh, well luckily im pretty sure my mid terms are over and im getting back into the swing of things, and ive finally found time to doodle again.
i picked up a few prisma colors which were on sale at utrecht when i had to buy a ruler for class, so i've been experimenting, and i want MORE. after looking at this, i think it was indirectly inspired by c215, a stencil artist whose work i saw in Brooklyn once, and is often mentioned on Wooster Collective.
this was my second time using the prismacolors, the first picture was my third. This one was after i took my Women Artists mid- term. did not do so well on it, or at drawing the hands, so i drew mittens. :/ its been so cold here, its like winter without the snow. BUT it means i can wear my leather jacket and convertible mitten/gloves. :) wooohooo. its knitting season! that reminds me ill post pictures of my knitted tent later
It reacently just hit me that its been more than a year since i moved here. HOLY SHIT. I went through old facebook pictures and i was like oh jeesus that was so long ago, but it just happened. I feel like everything has gone by so fast. but so slow, its such a weird feeling. Since school started i dont feel like a lot has happened, just that ive been going through the motions, constantly having work thrown at me, and i let it pile up until i have to dig myself out, and i feel like i miss home more than ever. i wish i could be sitting on that couch so bad. even though i went home just two weeks ago, i dont feel like ive had a break. Besides Larry&Linda, im pretty sure i miss the chicken canvas and the bookshelf the most.
Something i'm super stoked about is that im going to New York next week-- TWICE! im mostly excited just to have a break and explore somewhere else. I'm hoping i get to see Meghan and Soyoung while i'm there, and Gab told me about Banksy's new exhibit, The Village Pet Store and the Charcoal Grill. Shit is going to be rediculous. He makes 3d models and experiments with animitronics and its CRAZY i cantw ait to see it in person. no doubt ill be taking my camera. Other than that im excited to just have free time and explore the city, hopefully have time to doodle.
Well other than that, my life has bee a lot of cheering for EVAn Longoria of the phillies, eating carpet woven crackers, wearing ugg boots and sweat pants, and keeping my eyes out for them squirrels if you know what i mean. if you don't then stop reading this, you're not my friend, or more importantly, Nina's friend.. which means ur really not cool.
.. but either way, im looking for some distractions, wanna help me find some?
This has been the longest, hardest, and most difficult & work filled past 2 1/2 days i've ever had at school. Its been nonstop work since the moment i woke up tuesday morning, with a few exceptions that i probably shouldn't have made work-wise yesterday, including pizza with buff daddy and going crazy with gab on Broad street after the Phillies won yesterday. Although i probably shouldnt have done either, and would be at least started with my 8 page paper due tomorrow, or the 4 collages also due, but they were both much needed breaks which gave me temporary relief from my stress. I've been waking up unbelieveably tired, only getting around 5 hours of sleep a night, and haven't caught up on my lack of sleep from my quick but exhausting weekend home. A lot has happend since the last time i posted, but sadly not much doodling. just crazy work. Hopefully this weekend i can get things under control and take pictures and scan stuff next week.
back to visual communications, which i kind of wish i had skipped, then probably head to the last drop to get my ongoing caffine fix, (4 CUPS YESTERDAY, im slowly killing myself) and to at least finish outlining/begin my paper, and get solid ideas for my collages.
It really might be an all nighter tonight, and that makes me want to cry. Concert after my longest day of class and probably least hours of sleep i really hope i dont fall over from sporadic Narcolepsy