Friday, July 9, 2010

This Art-filled Life V


Art, please! Exhales and begins typingthewordsasquicklyastheyrunthroughmyhurriedmindwithoutpause. This summer has been brutal for me creatively! A combination of factors both internally, and externally have kept me from being freely expressive.

The changes to my free time since returning to school would have been easier, if not for a particular instructor who I will refrain from writing about until my last few projects are graded. Trust you don't want to miss the insanity that I've experienced with her over the last several weeks. The adjustment from abstract to linear thoughts; I've been doing lots of academic writing and hence lots of linear thinking and less and less creative conceptual stuff. I'm also in a less than fancy-free place fiscally for projects I don't intend to sell, and wouldn't you know, none of the projects that have been cavorting about in my head are intended for sale...just yet.

So, now that I am free-which is also the theme for my next project, I'm pretty excited about getting back to...well, not work...um, let's call it love. I'd initially promised myself a day of complex-carb-induced-coma-like rest after toiling away at my final paper until the wee hours, but I can't resist sinking myself into this piece.


Peace, and paper, and glue, oh my!

7 comments:

Emma's Mom said...

I hope the paper and glue give you the vacation your mind and heart seek. Good luck with the return on your summer academic investment, I'm sure it will be grand.

Kathy said...

I work in a school district office where many of the staff are "back in school". I hear more professor/instructor horror stories! Some are beyond belief. Hope the rest is smooth sailing for you.

Did I read that you have a birthday coming up next week? Hopes it's a happy happy one!

Kathy said...

I work in a school district office where many of the staff are "back in school". I hear more professor/instructor horror stories! Some are beyond belief. Hope the rest is smooth sailing for you.

Did I read that you have a birthday coming up next week? Hopes it's a happy happy one!

High Desert Diva said...

Ahhh.....

fly tie said...

i sure can relate.

and i recall those days of writing late into the night, having to channel all creativity into the paper at hand rather than a new design, and then wanting to rest for many days after it was done.

and i might be right back at it come august!

Shannon said...

It is amazing how art frees your mind in a way nothing else really can! I found my love in photography! And, now that I'm capatilizing a bit on my efforts, it's even better! LOL!

Jewelry Rockstar said...

I am seriously contemplating going back to school, but now that you've mentioned professor headaches, I dunno. I remember those days. Although I would be going to mail-order school, not butt in the chair school.

I can totally relate to not being creative. I haven't made a single piece of jewelry in 18 months. I don't know how to find the time. First it was the pregnancy, now it's the nursing. I gotta break away to work because I have some killer ideas.

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