Sunday, December 18, 2011

School's Out

And boy, am I glad! I have not really enjoyed this past semester at all. One of the dangers of art school is that it can beat the creativity out of you, and I really feel that way. Last night I was organized some of my lovely patterned papers and just couldn't seem to find that spark. In the the box of paper I found a colour copy of an illustration that I did for a friend years ago and it made me smile. Part of the wonder of it was that I was making it for a friend, and that the idea came so easily.

I'm suffering from a strange sort of confusion. I'm not sure what I really learned in the last four months. The last two projects in drawing did not go well. Same with the final weaving project. I was happy with the piece, which I will share in another post, but that my teacher wasn't bothered me. I was trying a new technique out and instead of a finished piece, the weaving was more like a sampler or a sketch for another project. The potential in it that I saw kind of died away. Building skill is one thing, but retaining the thing that you want to use that skill for is quite another.


  1. Christine, good to hear from you. I have been absent a while, just needed a break. Will be back after the holidays.

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

  2. Hi Christine ;o) I am sorry that the past semester wasn't a good one!!
    I hope you have a very Merry Christmas ;o)

  3. Hi Marlene and Stacy! Merry Christmas to you and your families too :-)

    Here's hoping 2012 is much better school wise!

  4. Sorry to hear the last semester was so challenging, hopefully the next will be mich better. Maybe you just need a break, hope you have some days off for the holidays! Hope you had a nice Christmas! Wishing you all the best and much inspiration in 2012!!!