i love visiting blogs to gain perspective.

art school is driving me a bit batty. too many critiques. too much inspiration. too much attitude. too much insecurity. too much bad art. too much amazing art. too much talent. too much immaturity. too much articulateness. too much theory. too much weirdness. too much, i say! and only 2 weeks to go!

somehow visiting blogs (while some make me feel a tad underproductive), most are so earnest and beautiful and made from the heart without all of the above, well some of the above~inspiration included.

really i am lucky to be where i am at in school, but it is a blessing and a curse to be so aware of what’s happening. it can become paralyzing of creating for the love of creating, if you let it.

i guess i just wanted to get this off of my chest before i go into my studio and carry these feelings.

i spoke with a fellow student the other day who had been in one of my first classes i took at CCA and she was talking about how when we were in that class together she started making these drawings of all graphite and then white on white and has gotten increasingly minimal, to the point where she is doing nothing now and has no ideas.

i said that maybe she just needed to empty out her basket and then start putting the pieces back in gradually. she seemed in such despair about her work and boxed in. i hope she can find a place to get some distance and start creating again after she graduates this spring.

people deal differently in an environment so intensely creative and charged. i know for myself i need lots of time… by myself and to explore without feedback. i for one cannot wait for the summer! i may not be posting much these next couple weeks due to my workload, but will surely be checking in with others:)