For some reason, this semester has been really difficult for me. I have heard from multiple people that your last semester tends to be your hardest, but not necessarily because the work gets more difficult--it's everything else. I find myself extremely satisfied with some things, then with others it's as if I'm left squirming through a cave, trying to find my way out...confused at times how I got there in the first place.
I tried really hard to get one of these built:
but failed. The university put up too much red tape and for one of the first times at something like this, I feel like I fell on my face. I made models, I got letters written from prominent figures, I had major national and international attention and the university turned me down. That's life, I guess. It's time I meet the real world anyway.
I feel like I've been running all semester only to realize that the carrot is still on the string in front of me...not but maybe an inch closer.
I made this motion graphic the other day in my digital class using After Effects:
It isn't perfect, but with a few tweaks I could get it to look a little better.
And I guess while I am posting videos I did in digital this semester I might as well post this, too:
But honestly, this is one of my favorite things I made all semester:
It's simple and quick but gets the point across.
My audio equipment has stayed packed up most of the semester. I pulled it out once but didn't really do anything with it...In fact, I haven't hardly played any instruments at all, digital or acoustic. What have I been doing with all my time...?
Either way, it's Thanksgiving. So I'm going to end this downer post with a few things I am thankful for.
|This picture is so dorky--but I'm thankful for this girl that has put up with|
my craziness this semester.
|I'm thankful there are still people in this world willing to help each other.|
|I'm thankful I am not drinking water from here.|
I have a feeling I am going to be starting a new blog soon. This one will still occasionally be updated--I have made a pretty solid effort to keep it mostly art related. If I do start a new blog it will be much less formally about my art and more about my own thoughts and, I guess, a bit more personal. More like a journal. But nonetheless, stay tuned. There's more to come.