Hey hey March.....I see you snuck up on me! Yep! Here we are again at another new month. Only this month has mid-terms and spring break in it. One guaranteed to make me stressed out. The other is going to bring me some much needed sleep and R&R!
I have two classes that are requiring journal writing. So if my poor blog seems lacking in content lately, it's only because I've been working on those other two journals, and I'm tapped-out writing from a personal aspect. And I've been really trying my hardest to remain positive in the face of adversity. So I definitely don't want to vent write. No one wants to read negative stuff. Hey we have Facebook and Twitter for that content! ;) <--winking emoji!! Ha!!
I have been giving some serious thought to applying to graduate school. I know.....WHAT AM I THINKING? Well, I'm thinking that I've succeeded beyond anything I could have ever imagined with my BFA. Why not continue on? But not at UA. The 2D Program is sadly lacking at UA, and I'd really like to broaden my horizons. I'm feeling boxed in by Tucson. I want a program that will allow me to grow and help me to develop as an artist. Well, that's a pretty tall order. Something I need to think about and definitely research since getting into a graduate program is a process: application, portfolio review, recommendations, interview and then maybe acceptance. It would be nice to stop being the non-traditional oldie in a class of 20 y/o's who don't give a shit why they are there and who aren't goal-oriented. But yet, they are the ones who are catered to. It's pretty eye-opening to realize that your goals aren't good enough for some professors. Or maybe it's because I'm more focused about my art than they are - the difference being is they have more years under their belt practicing their art and possibly better trained. Anyhow, this will be my "pet project" for the next several months.
Plein air painting is going very well. I'm going to hold out on returning to the studio for one more week, then it's spring break and I'll start painting in the studio after that. Only because it's been so quiet and peaceful out in the desert. Studio this semester is definitely not peaceful or conducive to painting in any way. I miss having Alfred to bounce ideas off of, but I'm learning so much about myself painting out in the desert. Even now writing about it makes me twitchy to get out and paint. Ha! I've been twitchy all day. We'll call it spring fever because I'd much rather be outside painting then trapped in a stuffy office.
So that's what's going on with me. I'm posting my recent sketches. I have a bunch of photos I took the day I only sketched because it was too windy to paint. They are going to be reference for my color palette or maybe even a painting or two. We'll see. Remember to do something nice for someone. Positive out and positive in. Have a great week everyone!