"[The] group never invents anything. The preciousness lies in the lonely mind of a man," John Steinbeck, East of Eden.
Tuesday, July 20, 2004
Monday, July 19, 2004
Thursday, July 15, 2004
Fair or fowl? First; this morning, as I started to drift out of deep sleep, I had a dream of being visited in my bed by a large bird of prey. It was either a hawk or a small brown eagle. I awoke and drowsily moved the bird with my hand so I could go back to sleep. The impactful thing about the dream was that it seemed hyper-real. Also, that I felt familiar with the bird and was not afraid that it would bite me. I feel as though it was a totem animal or a spirit animal which came to me with a message of empowerment. Sencondly, as I was walking to school I walked by a cute little house with a yard filled with flowers and a little girl with blonde hair. In her adorable little white dress, she looked just like Alice flitting about in Wonderland and I told her as much. It was an uplifting moment.
Posted by carrie at 7/15/2004 08:22:00 AM
Wednesday, July 14, 2004
Saturday, July 10, 2004
Thursday, July 08, 2004
I have begun my class in Beginning Painting and finished my first painting. Actually, it could probably use more work, but it is technically finished. It is an exercise in values (tone/shading). I used Burnt Sienna and Titanium White. I'm proud of it. It's very satisfying to go to that class. The time just flies by and I become completely absorbed in what I'm doing. My other class, on the other hand, is weight training. I don't really like to go to that because I feel like it's so unfamiliar and it feels like I'm going to a gym. I'm not used to it. I can either lift weights or go swimming. I feel a little bit afraid to even walk into the weightroom. It just feels like I don't belong there. However, I brought my gym clothes today in the hopes that I will force myself to go. It's so strange to me how I have certain hurdles to jump that feel like huge mountains to me, and then other things are just perfectly enjoyable and fine for me. I guess the best thing is to push myself to do the things that don't come as easily? Right now, I'm hungry and crave bacon, eggs and cheese.
Posted by carrie at 7/08/2004 09:36:00 AM
Tuesday, July 06, 2004
Okay, I have the pictures of T^2's art, now. They are on my 'moblog' which you can access by clicking on the thumbnails in my sidebar. He is a local artist here in Arcata... considered an "outsider" artist because he has had no artistic training and is homeless; i.e., not a member of the "art community." His medium is found objects. Mostly lids from bottles, pieces of screen and blocks of wood. I have spoken with him and I see him around town a lot, as do many of the people I know. He really seems like a true artist to me. I get that vibe from him.
Posted by carrie at 7/06/2004 05:09:00 PM