Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Today we got a little paper listing all of the campus art shows that we, as undergraduate art students, are allowed to submit work to. The names of the shows are not quite so glorious as, perhaps, they could be. We have Up Against the Wall, Off the Wall, and Imagine That.
We also have a show called See Me, Hear Me, Touch Me. There's something inherently disturbing in that name, but we're trying to ignore it.
I would like you to say hello to Mortimer.
he is actually a composite being, but we refer to him in the singular
Yes, having far too much fun with birthday presents. Thanks again, dear Mother.
I've been doing a catload of drawing lately, when I should be doing homework, so I've been using my markers quite a bit. How happy I was to discover that Michigan Book and Supply (one of the bigger bookstores here) carries Prismacolors. Ulrich's (their sister store) carries Trias, which are supposed to be super nice and even better than Prismacolors, but they are also a good deal more expensive than Prismacolors, so I'll just work with what I have, thank you very much.
Had lots and lots of class today. I've decided that I'm entirely bored with perspective drawing, and the rest of my class agrees with me. And the art lecture was as deadly dull as it ever is. The teacher went on and on about Albrecht Dürer for half the class. She gave us a break at one point because she had noticed that a large number of people had gone to sleep. I, alas, was amongst the slumberous ranks.
Here you may view the works of my drawing teacher, if you so desire. Some of them bring forth thoughts of a sort of spastic Chagall, but some are more cleanly geometric. He showed us a ton of his stuff in class, I'm not sure why they put only this stuff on the website, because some of what he showed us in class was seemingly better. Ah well. I have yet to acquire wisdom.
Oh holy freaking cats of rage! I just checked the site again, and I can't see the archives anymore! *sniffles to hold back tears* Their time among us was doomed to be short. I knew it was too good to be true.
A lovely little example of how fate adores me. I mentioned in previous blogs how annoying it is trying to get from North Campus to Central Campus in time to get to the guest artist lectures. Well, this Thursday, the class we have right before the lecture is taking a fieldtrip and meeting on Central Campus. So, of course, the lecture series has to make an exception that day and be held on North Campus. My class is tearing our collective hair out over this.
Err.... yup. Nothing else doing today. Had dinner in Stockwell (dorm next door) with some folks from there whom I know through classes. Delicious salady goodness. I don't understand those people who say that you eat so unhealthily once you get to college. I haven't eaten this much salad in my entire life. Every weekday, at least one meal a day is a salad. Sometimes two a day. And if I don't have a salad as my main meal, I almost always have a little side salad. My greenery intake has gone up about 500% since coming to college.
Maybe the bad eating starts when you get an apartment. Ah well. Things to look forward to.