Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Sappy Post About Loving Art and the Friends I've Made at School

'Kay, so basically I've been thinking about my love for art. Probably because I spend so much time on campus in the art building. I was at school for 12 hours yesterday, going to class and working on a couple of different projects, and although my teacher was tearing apart my work and there were many trials and errors, I left school at midnight feeling awesome and successful. 
I know that I'm going to have serious art withdrawals once I graduate. I know that I'll keep creating art after school, but I know it won't be the same. I'll miss my "art family" and hanging out in the printmaking shop, and just working really hard to meet deadlines and produce artwork. I'll miss critiques! I remember how I got teary-eyed during my very first critique in high school because my teacher was so "harsh." I'd like to go back in time to that critique and actually listen to what I should've done to make it a better painting. 
I'm grateful that my idea of art has changed since high school. Drawings and photographs that I would have looked past in high school are now intriguing and beautiful. I'm also grateful that I still have so much to learn about photography and printmaking, otherwise, things would get boring. 
Whew! Art is rewarding! I'm so glad that God has given me this gift, and that my parents never disagreed with me about going to school for art. I'm glad that I've been passionate about this all my life. And again, I'm glad that I've found my little art family that accepts me for who I am. (Told ya it would be a sappy post.) 
dress & shoes: Target, flannel & belt: thrifted, beanie & jeggings: Old Navy, necklace: Icing's


5 comments:

  1. I wish I had an ounce of the talent you do! You're incredible, I'm glad you enjoy it :) This outfit is such an awesome combo! I love the flannel belted over the dress, what a fun idea! And that necklace is super pretty.
    -Jessi
    http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  2. you go girl! i so wish i was artistic.

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  3. ah. I totally remember bawling my eyes out freshman year of college after my first critique. we had done them in high school, but I had never had my art torn apart quite like college. It toughened me up! This post makes me realise how much I miss art and my art family, and the long hours in the photo lab, or dark room, or shop! ah! I guess that's good though, that I didn't realise it until just now! Once you have a baby (haha) it will take your mind off it--- make sure to enjoy it now though! and I LOVE these pictures! I love all the colors together-- great palette!

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