Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Time Has Come (The Walrus Said)

After taking a fairly lengthy break from art and life, I'm ready to dive back in. I'm (once again) in my senior year at MassArt, making new friends, reconnecting with old ones, learning a ton of art history, settled in a new apartment, and looking forward to Ottawa.

So my goal is to get on the ball and make art a huge part of my day again. My etsy shop is going well, but I'm ready to start expanding into another shop of entire handmade items - my goal to be up and running by the first week of November. It will include hand-sewn items like coffee cup sleeves, tea wallets, and potentially small bags and animal plushies. It will have art prints of my photography, paintings and sketches (a realm I'm a bit nervous to get into but need to try!). And I think I'll also shift my art supplies from twilight_thrift over to there.

Over the next week I'm going to be rewriting my demo dvds for Ottawa, and plan on bringing up at least a dozen working reels plus my portfolio and tons of business cards, and really get on the ball looking for places to work after graduation.

I'm also eager to get back into animation - nothing big, I don't think. Some motion tests, animal studies, medium experimentation. Specifically, I'd love to get a new soundtrack for Boreas, re-animate the ending of Caboodle Ranch (which has over 18k views on youtube!) and reshoot the text work in Jas Duke. I feel stuck and unable to create new animation until I made my old pieces much more polished.

And personally, I have three paintings to do (one for a close friend in oils, and two watercolors for my mom and grandma), one personal painting to start (art nouveau peacock), and I'd really love to try some more collages. And a screen print of the Boston skyline. UGH so much inspiration, so little time!

But for now, I must put away my laundry, get dressed, get to the post office, and off to class! Now if I can just get ANY of these things started...

I will scan and post some doodles a little later, to prove I haven't been completely without art!

Edit: Bonus art! Perhaps will turn into my Christmas card design :)

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