Tuesday, October 09, 2007

The School Question

So I've got three projects to finish in the next 3 days, and I've got the worst case of artist block. I think it's a bit of the fact that I'm completely not in an artist rhythm right now, I don't have a table to sit and draw at. I haven't been able to work late because I have to wake up early for school, and the stress from last weeks move has thrown me off balance. I'm sure I'll get everything done but I might not be able to create new material (it's ok, I got a tons of good drawings that haven't been used.)

Of coarse all this has got me thinking. I'm currently going to an art school in Copenhagen and learning flash animation for websites. I do enjoy it and am learning lots but it does get in the way of my normal creative activities. I find it a bit harder to get other projects done as I can dedicate as much time/energy to them. It's like school kinda takes over. It's also a bit strange for me as I already know what I want to do with my life (be a artist) and am living it, while most people in school seem so uncertain about there futures. A lot of them want to be artist's, and I have to admit I don't know if all of them know how much work it takes. If I look at the last four years of my life, I've had to work soooo hard to get where I'm at, it's a daily thing. School almost feels like a vacation, and maybe in some ways that worries me, I'm improving my skills sure, but I also need to build a carear here in Denmark, and school is putting that on hold.

I guess I'm just a bit confused and tired.