Friday, September 16, 2011

Progress? Yes and No.

I've been in school now for three weeks and
I'd have to say I'm enjoying it so far.
I think it's the idea of school that really makes me
think I'm accomplishing something with my time.
Even though I don't have a major and I'm
not really working up to any kind of degree yet,
I just feel like my time during the day is better
utilized and channeled into something I actually
like doing instead of various forms of TV watching.
That really sounds sad, tv watching.
It's true though.

As of right now I'm not sure if I like my drawing class.
Maybe it's just me but I feel like we're not really accomplishing
anything. All of this stuff I already did in high school.
Don't get me wrong, it's good to go over concepts you've
already learned so they're fresh in your mind.
Especially since it's been so long since I was in high school.
But we're spending two or more days on the same thing
and in my ceramics class I've already made eight pots.
Each one I feel I'm getting a little better and I was actually
pretty proud of the last one.
Maybe if we were actually working on projects in my drawing
class, I would feel like I'm getting better.
Right now I look at my exercises and laugh at how
I start drawing really well but then when she introduces
fifty different ways to draw the same object, my paper
just fills up with various blobs.
It's like I'm regressing to my beginner state.
I think she's making drawing harder than it has to be.
One concept is great, two is good for checking yourself,
but four, five, and six?
Get on with it already.
I'll finish out the class and do my best to get an A,
but next semester I'm switching to painting.

I'm really in love with my ceramics class though.
My first pot was pretty bad but they got progressively
better and I'm pretty pumped about our next project.
We're making pinch pot animals.
I'm not sure what animal I'm going to make yet but it's
going to be pretty much awesome.

Until then here's a picture of one of my pots.
It's from a camera phone so it's blurry and dark
but keep in mind I'm still a beginner before you laugh
too much.
I'll post better pictures after they've been fired and glazed.

Yes it's a honeycomb pot with bees on it.
Laugh away.

1 comment:

  1. I like the pot, it's cute. Good luck in painting, I'm jealous. I'll be doing the same when I get into school (not totally working up to a degree at first)