It’s amazing that the new school year has begun.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Already, it’s my second year. I had a wonderful Summer, full of movies and sun and travel and music and food. I wish I could recount all of the films I’ve seen, since May. How can I do that? I’ll research it.
Traveling-wise: I went to London, Paris (for a day trip), San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston and Provincetown.
I also made a lot of a certain type of work. I’d describe my work as “Meta-Practice,” as it’s work that is both artistic and promotional. I created an Avatar, “Lil’ Timmy Rose,” who is my place holder in Social Media. It both keep my Social Media from being directly about ME, but still about myself. He’s also the host of “Inspired By,” which was my largest project this Summer, as I created and edited a whopping (and tedious) 275 videos about Art and Contemporary Art History. It’s a lot, and I’m still rendering. I’m proud of myself, because I literally worked on these videos for the ENTIRE Summer, doing something (tedious) every day. I wanted to finish in July and work in the studio, but it didn’t happen. That’s fine, as I’m now in my new studio and can work this year.
Already, I know what I’ll do for Open Studios on November 12th. The clock is already ticking!
I’m both feeling hopeful and despairing at the same time. This is a typical condition. I’m not particularly thrilled about the instability and uncertainly in the World. I am — needless to say — unhappy with the bad choices that many, many people made during the 2016 Elections. This shows me that it is never a bad decision to go against the grain of what most people do. It’s more and more obvious to me that to follow the crowd is a grave error. Unfortunately, as it comes to politics, the grave errors and bad decisions of others can affect all of our lives, which is both sad and disturbing.
On the positive note, I’m in my 3rd Semester, and I’m going to to make the most of it. I have to dispel any envy or negative feelings and just work on being myself. I completely understand that my social connections are often wanting. It’s partially my fault and partially the condition of the world. In any case, it is what it is.
Onwards we go to a great new year!
A (Partial) List of Movies I Saw Since the End of Last Semester:
Bye Bye Man
John Wick 2
Lego Batman Movie
Cure for Wellness
Kong: Skull Island
Ghost In The Shell
Fate of the Furious
How To Be a Latin Lover
Guardians of the Galaxy 2
It Comes At Night
War for the Planet of the Apes
Wolf Warrior 2
Mildred at Dinner