December 3rd, 2001

i'm good!

Wild and crazy...

It was quite the busy weekend.

After telephone calls at 4 a.m. to make sure Robbie wasn't actually dead, Katie and I were exhausted. Work ensued about 8 hours later, thanks to David for letting me sleep in.

Later, Patrick, Brandon, and I got together and watched movies. They proved to me that Run Lola Run is a very good film, and I proved to them that Blood: The Last Vampire wasn't. Don't blame me, guys, you're the ones who wanted to watch it.

Sunday was a day of rest, as it should be. Not for religious reasons, mind you, but because, well, I just damn well like sleeping in on Sundays after 18 years of forced church services at 7 in the morning.

Good weekend, all in all, except for death hoaxes. Now, back to the working week...
  • Current Music
    jellyfish - the glutton of sympathy
i'm good!

Breaking the ice and the clay...

It's amazing to me how shy people can be, even in a group of people they should be at least a little more at ease with. In this case, it's art people.

I go down to the studio to work on my projects (yeah, still two in the works) and I'll see a student from another class working on something. We're the only two people in the room. He or she will be working away, as am I. However, not once has anyone talked to me. They look at me, realize I'm there, but completely reject the idea of even just saying, "Hi". Usually, I'll get fed up with the uncomfortable feeling of "There's someone I don't know in here! I'll close myself off" and look over and say, "Hey, what class are you in," or "That's really cool, is it soap stone?" Just something to attempt to acknowledge the other person. It might be a radical idea to some, but to me, it's just called being polite. Sometimes a person will be very glib or just answer me as briefly as possible, and I realize they'd rather not talk to me. Usually, however, there's just this burst of life. They explain what they're working on, how the material works for them, what their problems with it are, and a very pleasant conversation arises. I then no longer find myself working in uncomfortable silence, but in very easy, relaxed, shared space with someone else. I've actually made a few non-single serving friends this way. People I can look forward to seeing and talking to as I work.

I'm just amazed that I'm the only one who ever seems to think of it.
  • Current Music
    Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Scar Tissue
i'm good!

Couldn't help it, I've got art on the brain anyway...

If I was a work of art, I would be Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa.

I am extremely popular and widely known. Although unassuming and unpretentious, my enigmatic smile has charmed millions. I am a mystery, able to be appreciated from afar, but ultimately unknowable and thus intriguing.

Which work of art would you be? The Art Test

Nice to know I'm a piece of art when mine is coming out like crap tonight...
  • Current Music
    Starlight Mints - The Bandit