Saturday, August 28, 2010

Dog Days are Over

I've been back in the studio for less than a week (2 days really) but I'm feeling renewed. This is my home and when I'm there I feel like I truly belong somewhere. It's the greatest feeling in the world.

Having this feeling makes it difficult to believe that in less than four months, I'll be leaving the studio for good. The more I think about it, the more I want to leave the city for graduate school. I was hestitant at first but I really have my heart set on Pratt Institute in Brooklyn for graduate school. Drexel University has an amazing program, and I will be thrilled if I get in. Lately, though, I've been thinking about what it is I really want. Maybe things will be clearer once I've visited Pratt and gotten to wander around campus in person.

Every professor I respect and trust, and many friends, seem to think that Pratt would be the perfect fit for me. I'm afraid of failing, but right now, it seems like I'm more afraid to fly than I am to fail.

I'm doing everything I can to change that attitude. On monday, I will know for sure where I stand as far as the Visual art association is concerned. Will I be leading the club? Will I not? For once in my life I feel confident enough to do it. I don't carry the attitude of "someone could do it better than me" around anymore. It never helped me, just allowed me to let great opportunities pass  by.

I'm excited for all of the opportunities for artistic growth that are in front of me this semester. I haven't done anything with print making in 3 years and I have been waiting to take a class like this since I started my undergraduate education. I'm not used to the process of printmaking but I have so many ideas and I hope that I can carry them out. I'll be posting images from my process in printmaking as well as images of my final painting in different stages from start to finish. Wish me luck!


  1. Don't fear failing, for anyone who knows you or even anyone who has ever seen your work knows it is not possible for you to fail. So then, open your wings and fly, and you will never falter, for even if the wind were to give way beneath you, your devoted friends and your lover are there to not only catch you but also keep you moving along. Even the worst case scenario involves you progressing. You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain. I have the utmost confidence in you, and regardless of where you decide to go, you have my full support, as you always will have.

  2. Yay Pratt!! It's my first choice too (but of course you knew that)!
    That photo would make the absolute COOLEST print! That was from the summer we went to wildwood with my brother and sisters right?

    SO many great art opportunities for us this year- I'm pumped!

  3. napoleonstark
    i hope you know that the same goes for you! you are amazingly intelligent and you're going to do great things :) I can't wait to be there and watch as you succeed. And if you don't, you know that your devoted friends are always here to catch you. I appreciate everything you write to me. It always makes my day!

    I am definitely using that as a print!! I can't wait for this semester to really take off!! :D
    andd I can't wait to move to New York with you ;D