Listening to: Death Parade Opening- BRADIO
Reading: Wild Fire- Christina Feehan
Watching: White Collar
Playing: Minecraft, Skyrim, Witch Hunter 3,
How in the world do I describe the mess that has been my life in the last year and a half? Just to let you guys know I was studying Fine Art at my university and was hoping to graduate with a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree (BFA). Then about halfway through this last spring semester (January-May) I found out I was required to do an internship with an artist or company in my selected field. Seeing as how I wanted to be an Animator I looked into many companies and possible job opportunities only to find out they wanted someone who had knowledge of animation in the first place. My humble school is unfortunately not advanced in the more computerized parts of art, the highest is graphic design which is designed for more commercial work like logos and fonts. So I came to a hard decision in my life. Find something that would just work to fill the assignment or drop down to the Bachelor of Arts degree which was less focused on one type of art. I chose to go with the BA degree and I couldn't be happier.
In the same spring semester that I had my life and degree changing troubles I was taking a Contemporary Media class in 3D with one of my favorite professors. She allowed me to basically work on my cosplay and hone my sewing and skills during the class. I was able to work with worbla for the first time and able to create a beautiful (to me at least) collage of necklace pieces that I will eventually apply to the bodice of a corset. I talked to her a lot about what I should do for my Senior Show, an event all graduating art students must be a part of (at least one piece of artwork chosen not only by the student but also by the staff has to make it into the show). I told her that I didn't want to take the easy way out and pull from my portfolio, stuff that I didn't feel was my best work, and that I wanted to somehow incorporate my costume making and love of mythology.
Thus this semester I diligently worked on my show, creating two small scale dresses with 2 yard trains based upon the Greek Goddess Gaia and the Nordic Goddess Ran. Both of my dresses were accepted into my show and I finished the semester with all A's. Now in less than 12 hours I graduate and will have to move forward as an adult not in school. I will have to get a new job (hopefully the one I applied for) and start buying adult things like health insurance (check), credit cards (check), putting towards my own home, putting towards retirement, buying stocks, etc. It's a lot of scary stuff but I think I might be ready for it. If not, i'll have to be in the next few months. HA!
So what I'm getting at is I'm not sure if I'll be posting much, not that I post at all really. I plan on finishing a lot of cosplays i've been wanting to get done during my break between school and starting work and I hope to eventually get back to drawing and making work. School really burned me out so hopefully I'll feel the passion again. I'm going to really try to come here and post at least once a month, maybe I should make that every two months, rather than just checking my notifications. So here's to the possibility of another year. If I'm in the same position this time next year maybe I just need to deactivate this account.