kawaiimon said: I see selfies as a record of myself when I felt good. More self love and self care than self absorption.

That is probably the absolute best way to frame it. I dissociate a lot, so I am trying to think of it as a tool for helping me understand that I exist in a physical body, but I guess there’s still this peripheral awareness that selfie culture is not primarily motivated by that.

But yeah, kudos to us for having the right attitude about it!

somehow my professor took to my project proposal that involves building a selfie-taking apparatus the most out of everything I threw at him
I’m not really in the habit of taking selfies, and it kind of makes me wonder - where is the nebulous line between using your own body in service of some aesthetic goal, and the charge of vanity and self-absorption that comes with taking a selfie, and are those two things really so different?

somehow my professor took to my project proposal that involves building a selfie-taking apparatus the most out of everything I threw at him

I’m not really in the habit of taking selfies, and it kind of makes me wonder - where is the nebulous line between using your own body in service of some aesthetic goal, and the charge of vanity and self-absorption that comes with taking a selfie, and are those two things really so different?

POSTED April 23, 2014 @ 20:11 WITH 4 notes

tablet questions

Even working on a Monoprice tablet for half an hour had me intrigued - I definitely took to it very intuitively and the potential of not having to make large strokes in choppy segments is definitely appealing. The 10x6.25” size seemed like a good fit for my relatively diminutive hand and arm size.

I’m on an 4x5” Intuos3 right now, so there wouldn’t be any tradeoff in terms of pressure sensitivity. My Intuos works just fine - it’s eight years old but I honestly don’t put it through much and it’s still rock solid, so I’m not strictly in need of a new tablet, but having a second that handles a bit differently (and more optimally) in certain circumstances sounds great. 

Anyone have any opinions about the Monoprice tablets? From what I’ve read they’re not the pinnacle of workmanship by any means but well worth the price. I mean, it’s still cheaper than what I bought my little Intuos3 for.

POSTED April 22, 2014 @ 23:33 WITH 1 note
doing the whole put-the-pen-down-and-don’t-pick-it-up-until-you-finish-drawing thing is a lot less cramp-inducing on a big tablet
perhaps the advantage of a large tablet is long-term ease?

doing the whole put-the-pen-down-and-don’t-pick-it-up-until-you-finish-drawing thing is a lot less cramp-inducing on a big tablet

perhaps the advantage of a large tablet is long-term ease?

a friend’s letting me try out her much larger monoprice tablet (I’m still working on a tiny intuos3 4x5”)
maybe it’s because I’ve gotten used to the tiny little intuos, but I honestly don’t like this that much more? I can make much larger strokes though

a friend’s letting me try out her much larger monoprice tablet (I’m still working on a tiny intuos3 4x5”)

maybe it’s because I’ve gotten used to the tiny little intuos, but I honestly don’t like this that much more? I can make much larger strokes though

getting distracted in the middle of making omelets

getting distracted in the middle of making omelets

super rough sketch proposals for a site-specific installation sculpture I’ve got to do

I’m pretty sure my professor isn’t going to allow me to do any of them

I’m sort of worried that my entire wardrobe is going to be comprised of these kinds of dresses soon

I’m sort of worried that my entire wardrobe is going to be comprised of these kinds of dresses soon

well, I guess I am a Very Serious Artist now
except for the part where I’ve never exhibited or published

well, I guess I am a Very Serious Artist now

except for the part where I’ve never exhibited or published

POSTED April 20, 2014 @ 21:06 WITH 4 notes
would it be a dick move to use this as my portrait on my portfolio website

would it be a dick move to use this as my portrait on my portfolio website

POSTED April 20, 2014 @ 20:43 WITH 6 notes