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Such a Banal Question

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Why am I here?

Well shit, I’m here because I am. It just sort of happened one day. I couldn’t really control it or anything. I just am.

A better question would be: Why do I continue to be here? What keeps me here? Why haven’t I left? Etc. Even though I say it’s a “better” question, it’s still pretty stupid. It’s like walking up to someone and saying “why are you still alive today?” or even more awkward “why do you continue to live and not die?”. What sort of a question is that? It’s a weird question, that’s what sort. A weird question that would get you weird looks and weird answers; or possibly just rude answers.

I don’t really have an answer, except that I feel that not being here would be a waste. I must be here for some reason or another, or else I wouldn’t be here. The Universe, I feel, is not without its reasons and logic- it’s not pointless, no matter how pointless it seems from time to time.

I also like being me.

I’m glad I’m here because I get to be me and I think being myself is pretty awesome.

I don’t think that I personally am awesome, but being able to be a person is awesome and therefore, by proxy I’m awesome too.  I guess that means everyone else is awesome as well, but I don’t really care that much- haha- sorry, selfish at heart. ❤

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Oh hey look at that, I missed yet another class. Well, this time it was due to health issues though not of the disease-y kind. Going into it would be…let’s just say it’s a good thing I didn’t go. I probably would have passed out. 🙂

Of course this meant I missed the field trip but I have a feeling from reading other people’s responses that it was to the “dark side” of IT where all the (awesome) expensive stuff that you can request for use in your Capstone (if you are awesome enough) is hiding. I’ve been over there a few times; it’s pretty exciting.

Alright, so the other post- the thing about the…thing with the steps and whatnot. We were given

Inspiration > Idea > Concept > Trial > Refine > Product

But when I was thinking through my process I found that while the 6 terms mentioned above are accurate, there is no way I could limit the layout to a mere line. I mean, my brain moves around far too much for that; it’s everywhere at once. To say that my process is that organized and linear would be a horrendous lie, perpetrated only to make other people who can’t narrow down their process feel bad about themselves in comparison. That is my opinion on the matter.

Here is what I came up with. I used this process to make this image, which is why it’s sort of…everywhere:

Have fun with that.

10 January

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So, today’s class was extremely interesting, but after so much thinking it’s hard to sit down and write it all out. Or even part of it. I’m trying to piece together snippets of the things I didn’t get a chance to say in class (mostly because I talked plenty as it was and no one needed to hear any more from me).

I hate to be cliché, but I want to address the question: what is art to me? I developed a somewhat squishy definition of it around the time that I stopped calling myself an “artist” because of the heavy implications of that descriptor. I believe that art is any form of expression that is produced by someone that stimulates the sense(s). I don’t think it should be any more complex than that.

My boyfriend is a coder. I tell him that I think coding is an artform and that everything he does is a work of art. He usually tells me that it’s not art because it doesn’t look good, but I think that anything that takes creative skill can be an art. That means I have a pretty broad idea of art; and I like it like that. The more vague the  rules are, the less you can get wrong- right?

(Right.)

And then there’s this thing about an egg, but that’s later.

I haven’t broken it though, so I’m already winning this project.

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My expectations for Seeing Sideways are very vague. I was urged to take this class by my advisor and several friends, so I gave in and decided to go ahead and take it. I am not 100% sure exactly what the class is…more like, maybe around 20% (and I’m being generous here).

It is my hope that this class will help spark my creativity at a time when my creative nature seems constantly rained upon by the idea that getting things done is more important than letting out my creative side. I tire myself out so quickly with these thoughts, I rarely find the time to be truly artistic; and in those aforementioned rare times I’m usually either relaxing in a bath or just about to fall asleep. Neither time is very good for writing/drawing/or even thinking straight.

Basically, I’m hoping that I can get things done and get them done creatively.