Friday, February 22, 2008

Barely Controlled Chaos

So here is the breakdown of my life right now. I'm taking six classes, four academics and two studios. I'm trying desperately to get into the studio enough to build up my inventory, since I've been on the other side of the world for most of the last year. I'm scraping the bottom of the barrel of my savings to seriously upgrade my display and pay booth fees for better shows. On top of this, I'm applying for the dual degree program, meaning that I'll be making my life even MORE academically insane, and attempting to have some modicum of a social life. And you know what's strange? I thrive on this. Granted, I barely sleep, I occasionally burst into tears for no apparent reason, and I'm up at 1 am writing on this blog, but when I get into the studio, my hands itch to work. I don't have time to get bored.

I got some gorgeous geodes in today, and I'm starting a whole new series of fused pieces with them, I think they'll be pretty spectacular. It's been a little while since I've done a big conceptual piece, but if I've learned anything in the past year, its that I have to let my art lead me rather than the other way around. I know interesting things pour out of me when I let them. Maybe this weekend I'll camp out in the studio and see what happens. Wish me luck!

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