Saturday, January 30, 2010

Check me out right...

Hey faithful few, how are you guys? Whew I am tired today! Okay people its coming down to crunch time on some deadlines and for getting things done.

I have been working on my artist statement a little more and I have also begun to write my statement of purpose. The trick with them is that; they are almost one and the same. So I have to talk in the right voice and right tone so it doesn't seem like I am writing 2, count'em 2 artist statements. In any event, I should have both of them ready for you guys probably about the middle of next week. I look forward to bringing them to you.

Until sometime next week, namaste and stay strong...

PS...Next Tuesday the 2ND, is the premiere of the final season of Lost! I am so excited!!!!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Rough Draft

Hello faithful few, how has your week gone so far? Mines have gone OK so far. I have been feeling a little burnt out but I am better now. As I promised, I am bringing you guys my post early this week. I am not trying to disrupt the balance of the universe by switching things up;) I am just doing things differently then usual. I did tell you guys that this year, I will be doing things differently with my blog. I have a rough rough rough draft of the beginning of my artist statement for you guys. Just wanted to give you guys a little taste. So without further ado!

...I have always been fascinated with the idea of mark making. Even as a kid when I doodled in class, I found myself drawn to the imagery that came out of random mark making. The different shapes and lines that were created by intersecting marks always seemed more interesting then the marks themselves. Even we I was drawing, say an apple I loved the way the shadow connected with the object.

The more I became aware of my gift, the more I, which I didn't kn.ow at the time noticed how much of a story that mark making could tell. When I was in high school I got away from mark making. Alot of the work I did was dependent on representation. Sure sometimes they work was not 100% percent representational but an apple was an apple and a car a car. I mean I still placed shapes next to each other and across each other and then preceded to fill in the negative space to see what emerged but I didn't do it as much as when I was a free-spirited unadulterated kid. The more I learned to see the work the more I strayed away from mark-making.

My first few semesters in college was all about conditioning my mind to understand and see art differently than I had before. I did the normal studying and examining practices. I learned the educational aspects of art from an academic standpoint. I was building upon the knowledge base for art that I already had. Mark making while on the back burner, became something a little more to me. I hadn't totally abandoned it but I also wasn't primarily focusing on it.

It probably was not until I got into art school that I came back to mark making(in my sophomore and junior year). Art school was a new venture for me. A time for exploration. A time to expand my vocabulary for art. My work at this time while still academic was beginning to take on a different meaning for me...

That's all I have for you guys so far. Like I said its pretty rough and its going to go through a few rewrites and edits but I will get it done soon. When I do I will post it for you guys.

Until sometime next week, namaste and stay strong...

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Artist Statement

Hello faithful few, I am busy at work trying to bang out my artist statement and statement of purpose for these grad school applications. I thought I would have something to post for you guys this week on it but it is still very rough. I will def have something for you guys next week on it. I might post an early rough draft of it Tuesday but I am not sure yet.

My week was pretty good. My birthday was this past Tuesday. I treated myself to a double feature and dinner. I enjoyed it. That's all I did. Well that's all I have for you guys this week. Pray for the families in Haiti everyone.

Until sometime next week, namaste and stay strong...

Saturday, January 9, 2010


Hello faithful few, how are you guys? How was your week? Mine was pretty good. Next week is my birthday and I am pretty excited about that. I will be crossing over into another demographic, lol. I will still be the same old me though. :)

This week I kind of thought about resolutions. I wondered if I had any to declare or if I had any to share. I have been telling you guys how I want to kind of switch up my blog a little, so I guess that's sort of a resolution. I guess my main resolution that I think i will share with you guys is that I plan on carrying out everything that I set out to do this year. That includes; my relationship, my health, my life, and my work. The past year was a trying year for me. I experienced things that I never had experienced before. I had to come to grips death, getting older and failure. In this new year, I will forge ahead and strive to continue bettering myself. I will not let self-doubt and second-guessing foil my efforts to being a better me, a new me!

Until sometime next week, namaste and stay strong...

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Years!

Hey faithful few! It looks like we are in another year and a new decade! The next six weeks are going to be hectic for me going forward and I am excited. I will be hopefully bringing you guys lots of art, so be looking for that. Ummm, let's see...oh yeah I will try to tackle alot of issues that are going on in the world as well as trying to bring about more art discourses in my blog. It looks like I will be bringing you guys so good stuff in new year!

Until sometime next week, namaste and stay strong...