What have I been doing?

Art-wise, I haven’t been up to much lately. There’s just been so much going on– new people, clubs, meetings, classes… so today I took a break and set out a large chunk of time for myself. I listened to Phil Collins and doodled here and there in my art journal while I sat under a tree on the quad. Very collegiate.

So this is what I have been up to art-wise:

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This is my work-in-progress shot of the Matisse drawing I did for my first assignment. My drawing class is amazing and I’m quite pleased with my work thus far.

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Our second assignment was to draw an object of personal significance, so I drew my bangles. I’ve worn them almost every day since seventh grade.

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Dueling mixtape covers for my pre-orientation trip leaders.

And a quick photo recap of what I’ve been doing during the rest of my time:

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Quick shameless plug for my radio show on Wednesdays from 5-6pm EST. The provided link allows you to livestream, so even if you’re not in the 207, you can still jam. Okay.
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En route to the super special secret nook in which I am presently ensconced.

So. Hopefully I can be more diligent about posting. The next giant chunk of time I allow myself will be spent photographing my art journal so I can post a quick page here and there. Thank you for checking back despite my absence!

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I’m back!

I have returned from my orientation adventures and have officially settled into life at Bowdoin. First of all, may I state that I am meeting the absolute kindest, diverse, and interesting people I have ever met in my life, that I feel so happy, relaxed and accepted, to the point where I am almost questioning my identity to this point; how did I manage living that life defined by anxieties and driven by self-inflicted limitations? It has only been nine days, but the change within myself has been so earth-shattering and so profound that it warrants mentioning here, as I expect it will greatly enhance my creative performance and alter the direction for the art I produce. 

My first class was this morning– Drawing I. My first assignment is to copy any drawing EXACTLY as it appears.

I am intimidated by the idea of this. Correction: terrified.

But it’s a good kind of terrified. Like you’re standing on the edge of a dock, the water pulsing beneath your feet. Ready to jump.