Tuesday, September 18, 2007

It's All Been Done

Lately I have been gathering everything that catches my eye. Books about Alphonse Mucha, images of European street lamps off of Google, old photos from antique stores. When I began art school I had no idea how someone else would teach me to create art? I quickly came to realize that a big part of learning to create art is all about creating yourself. Professors can teach techniques and principals but students have to be the ones to teach themselves how they work and what they want to come through in their work. Maybe this is why art students can be so wacky, we're all looking for something and none of us know what that is. Of course all of this applies to all college students. English majors, Business majors, Mass Communication majors. In college no matter what major you have decided upon time stops in between childhood and adult hood. A black hole of being expected to do what is right, but still being able to get away with immaturity. It is pretty rough on ones psyche. I still don't know if when we find that thing that we have been looking for it will be like a switched has suddenly turned on and *click* there it is. Dur. Or it will come in little bits every so often through out the years.
I'll let you know when I figure it out.

1 comment:

  1. Hello,Samantha.
    Thank you for dropping by my blog.
    Your today's text....I know what you feel very well.
    Because I am on the way of finding my direction.
    Sometimes I become not to able to realize where I am(in my life).
    Your idea(gathering anything you like)sounds nice.
    I will try it!