Thursday, February 16, 2012

Quotes for the Day

Good evening!  I am home and sooooo glad to be here.  School was hard today.  I just need a thicker skin...and good quotes from famous sources:)  I am smiling!
In sculpture I am going to tackle Half Dome:)  Or at least I am going to design it for someone else to tackle.  Mel suggested I could use a topo map to figure it out.  I have to have the plans all done by Tuesday.  And then I have to buy the materials for someone else to make my design.  And of course I will get someone else's in return.
 In my drawing class I came up with an idea that my teacher liked.  I am going to drop rocks:)  Actually I am going to drop rocks dipped in house paint  (whatever colors I can find in the Oops paint pile) down onto a long board or plank.  I will have to take a picture of this one in order to explain it.  But I think it will be fun!  And I will feel a little like Jackson Pollock I think...splashing paint every which way.  I will have to do this in our big room at school and even then I will need to protect the floor somewhat.  I am planning to stand on a ladder and drop a few rocks, then move the ladder down and drop a few more.  And no, I don't have some great meaning behind this, although I suppose I could tie it into how much I hate bombs dropping....or how the earth evolves through flood and avalanches.  But I really don't think I should have to come up with an explanation.  Unfortunately, my teacher expects an artist's statement.  So I will have to think of something!  I will have to look up Jackson's reasons for his paintings:)  I remember  an artist in one of the many films I have watched saying, "I'm an must be art!"  I can't remember who said it, but I thought it was funny.  I really like this better though, by Salvador Dali, "Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it."
Well, I just thought I would check in and assure the world I am still alive and kicking.  And I am glad I am.  I thoroughly enjoy all of the students I am meeting and getting to know.  Each one is so interesting. And I am finding that I like them all.  And I am glad I am not having to compete with any of them!  They are all so talented...and miles ahead of me in many ways.  I hope your day has gone well.  Keep smiling!   Life is wonderful!  Here is one of my favorite youtube sculptures by Andy Goldsworthy.  Rivers and Tides part one  Enjoy!   HAVVVVGE!!!  Melody

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