Monday, January 25, 2010

Mondays equal NOfundays.

I gotta get out of this funk.

I don't like it. Nope not one bit.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

As this new year begins...

There are several things I would like to accomplish.

First and foremost, my friend Chuck Howard and I are starting up a Screen Printing company. It's going to be a small thing really, run out of my attic, but hopefully this is going to go somewhere. We are going to call it Buck Tooth Designs, it's a play on Booth and Chuck. We are both really excited about this, he's a graphic designer and I just graduated with a
printmaking major, so I think between the two of us we can come up with some pretty cool stuff.
This is just something silly we might be considering. Who knows. The holidays have kind of thrown us off our track, but we are getting back to it.

The next thing I really need to commit myself to doing is making things. I applied to and was accepted for the Dean's Council Residency at my school. This means for the next year I have access to the schools studios, which is great. Because straight out of college, I can't afford a letter press or printing presses. So I can use the ones at the school. I really am going to push myself to get in there and work, and continue this idea of nothingness/absence/presence/perception. I think I have a lot more to say about it, and now that I am free to do so outside the perimeters of grades, I think I can push it a little further.

Finally, and this one not so important, but is something that I would really like to happen is I need to save up enough money to get myself a new laptop. The screen on mine went out about 2 years ago, and I would like a new one. I realize I don't NEED one, but I would like to sometimes just get out of my house and still be able to work on stuff. I'm so easily distracted here, what with three dogs, and my desk usually being piled with sketches, and glue and various headphones that are in a state of either working or not, vitamins, chapstick, tape, and a cutting mat under my keyboard. I need a more tidy workspace, oh and a laptop so I can get out of the house and still accomplish work.

Here's to the first year of my life where I've not been in school. Here's to making decisions that will effect my future, deciding on grad schools, paying bills, and just generally growing up. I hope you treat me well 2010 and I will try to do the same.