Samantha (skippyelephant) wrote,

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Back at school after fall break. It was strange being home and then coming back. Before break I felt like I so badly needed it. I was exhausted and overworked and falling into a mundane schedule that was making my homework seem like chores rather than something where I could be creative and challenged and make something I like. Break was really nice and I loved seeing everyone and eating everything and while I wish it was longer I still think it was enough to leave me feeling refreshed and ready. I've got a couple assignments now I'm actually excited about. For my printmaking class we're finishing up a small (about 6 images) folio on a theme. Mine is about dinosaurs and their relationship to humans, how humans impose characteristics on them because we don't actually know their characteristics, and how there is still physical evidence of dinosaurs around. It was interesting to explore but too specific so for my next folio I'm picking a different theme. I'm thinking of doing something about animals in cities like rats and alley cats and fenced off dogs etc. I think this could be easier to make multiple prints of and I already have some ideas for what I'd like to do. I'm a little worried about how often I return to animal imagery though. I don't know if I should accept my interest in animals and explore it more or if I should worry about getting repetitive and explore something else.

For my fiber class I have to make an embroidery portrait of someone. My initial idea was Roy Halladay but I'm worried that would be kind of silly and that after baseball season ends I wouldn't be as excited about it. I also kind of want to go some famous historical woman but I don't know who yet. I've definitely decided to do someone famous though rather than someone I know. An embroidery's a lot of work and I'd feel weirder making it more personal than not.

I'm also really enjoying my photo class. I'm kind of surprised at how much. I took the class because it fulfills a requirement and a printmaking teacher recommended the majors take photo, so I wasn't really expecting much more than a fun and somewhat interesting basic class. But every time I take photos I find it super exciting and (usually) when I make prints of them I get really into it. I don't think I could ever be a photo major because I'd miss being able to draw and design and have a little more creative license in my work, but I would like to take more classes and I could definitely see myself using photo techniques in my printmaking.

Anyway. There's my update on school if anyone cares to read it. Mostly I just needed a place to put these thoughts because I feel boring when I actually say them to people. Also Halloween and the Rally for Sanity/March to Keep Fear Alive are coming up. I don't know what I'm doing for Halloween but hopefully something fun.
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