Wednesday, September 23, 2009

An Experiment

Now that I'm back at school I'm finding myself more and more just sitting, staring at a computer screen. Especially since I'm back at more practical courses meaning, computers in class, computers for homework, computers at home during chill time. I've decided that quite frankly, it's a little ridiculous the amount that I am stagnantly staring, browsing, wasting time at my computer. I'm finding it hard to find other things to do. That scares me a little. Maybe it's because I'm so uninspired right now, maybe it's because I'm not being creative enough, or maybe it's because I don't have enough to do yet, but something is driving my motivation for other activities away. Thus an experiment. This week (Wednesday23 -Wednesday30) I will spend no more than two hours a day on my computer (I count tv too, but I don't really watch it except on my computer) this means, two hours, for email, browsing, blog reading/writing, tv, other reading, etc. Two hours is MORE than what I should be spending so maybe I'll even aim for 1.5hours. Let's see if I can do it. (Fun Fact- the average american household spends four hours a day watching tv alone, that's gross).
Ideas: draw/paint, walk more(though I do a lot of it and sometimes get blisters between my toes from too much), guitar(maybe I'll finally get good), reading, living in general.

Any ideas for inspiration on the drawing/painting idea? I'm kind of fresh out of passion right now (maybe the empty blog is a hint of that)

Note: I am not including homework time, class time, work (I make websites sometimes) time.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Standing Downwind from Semihemisphere

I don't think I will ever get old of CalArts graduates.

If I can say anything at all about Miwa Matreyek, it is that she embodies the life blood of fresh ideas. Her work speaks for itself, but I can't help but notice that her textures are making me vibrate like a bowl of oranges in a spring time earthquake. Her work reminds me of a post apocalyptic world that went strange and wasn't evil.