Wednesday, January 28, 2009

No More 'Hurricane Days' For Me.

School has barely begun and we already have our first snowday.  Heavy drop but not too bad. Some boys from school and I attempted to make use of the day off and journey to The Wexner Center at OSU but it was closed. As was apparently everything on campus and in the Short North.  Aside from Rivet Gallery that is. Time wasn't completely wasted. I should have probably worked on some personal work tho... Oh well.

Monday, January 26, 2009

The Environment I've Been Missing...

I have cuts and scrapes on my arms.
I have ink and oil embedded in my skin.

God, it feels good.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Beginning...

Today was the start of something great for me. This is finally, really, happening.

Only had Drawing and Painting class today. I'm looking forward to the rest of this week.
The courses I'm taking this semester are:
-Drawing I
-Fundamentals of Painting
-Art History [beginning of time to 1500]
-Color Concepts

Today was also the start of something new and great for our country. Our newest president came into office this morning.

Watched most of the Inauguration on a big screen set up in the Canzani Center lobby. I'd never really watched any of these things before. The last election was the first that I could vote in. I cared very little about politics then and especially didn't care for either of the top candidates running for office at the time. Honestly, I had voted just because I could. 
I feel slightly more focused and pay much more attention to current affairs then I did 4 years ago.  Growing up helps.  This country has changed a lot since I was a child, in many negative ways from what I can see. 
Wonder what our president has in store for us.

Going Part Time...

For three years I've worked full time at this restaurant. For five years I've done nothing but work full time. I've had my share of adventures in between but, for the most part it's been work to survive.  
My last day before going to part time for school. 
I start at Columbus College of Art and Design tomorrow morning. This is a big deal for me. 
I was first heard about this school on a chance encounter.
A year or so out of high school, while still living in Orlando, a couple of friends and I took a trip down to Sarasota. Along with a necessary trip to the Salvador Dali museum, we swung by Ringling College of Art for their hosting of National Portfolio Day. Though this event is geared towards high school students one should never turn down a portfolio review. I had learned early that there's always room for improvement and the way to get there was through others critiques. I visited the tables of schools I dreamed of going to but never thought I would. 
Near the end of the day I waited for my friends who were speaking with multiple college reps. I just happened to glance over at a table with no line.  I figured another review couldn't hurt.
Columbus College of Art and Design.
The man raved over my art work and told me about the opportunity for scholarships. He told me about the school and what they had to offer.  I walked away with a better confidence about my work but honestly brushed off the idea. Didn't think much about it until years later.

I mean really, OHIO?! 

I obviously ended up in Columbus, Ohio.  For a very different reason then my education originally yet it all worked out. Lets see how this all plays out...

Let the new adventure begin.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Dance. Dance.

"The journey between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place" -- Barbra De Angelis

The last 2 weeks made up for the other 50 last year. 
When you come to an end point; When you feel a bit lost in your current life;
The best thing to do is start from the begining.
In my case it was going home.

Florida. Orlando. You were there when I needed you. Thank you.

It's time for me to start dancing again. Really.