Tuesday, September 21, 2010




It's THIRD SEMESTER. That means I'm GETTIN' my associates degree this year. I'm gonna have to pick a BFA program. I'm gonna have to build a website and a portfolio and start doin' work all day errryday.

So to prepare for this-
I'm drawing EVERYDAY in my sketchbook!
I'm going to get a REAL website!
I'm taking 20 credits (33 hrs of CLASS)!
Making my own coffee in the morning!
Trying my best on assignments and projects!
Yeaaaah. This is going to be awesome.

I have some really excellent professors this semester. They are like greek gods to me. Two new professors that I've admired since I was in the high school illustration program at FIT are Bil Donovan and Karen Santry. They have both opened my eyes and inspired my drawings and it has only been 3.5 weeks of class. I am also super excited to have the lovely Joe Denaro again.
I have been looking into Textile/Surface design at FIT as an alternative to the General Illustration BFA program. It really interests me because there seems to be a lot of options and variety of work and it is sort of...illustration's cousin. I believe there is a blurry line between art and fashion and I always wanted to live in the middle of that blurriness. That is why fashion illustration was such a great experience for me. I wish it had its own BFA program. Oh well...Next yeat is time to learn something new and grow!

Anyway, back to Textile Design. I'm exploring it. I joined the TSD club at FIT and the students are super informative and welcoming to me and my situation. The TSD club wants to go to a lot of trips to Philly, Boston, etc. to see different textile mills, museums, studios, etc. I'm also taking a night class in surface design. It is 2 nights a week, 3 hours a night. I have to say...it is the most demanding class I am taking this semester...and it's not even my program! I get a lot of homework and I have to practice drawing slowly and perfectly and small and tight. This is SOOOOOOOO opposite of what I'm used to. My professor is very encouraging though. She said the first project we are currently doing is the tightest and hardest and after that I will enjoy it more.

So textile design is fun to explore. But it doesn't beat the high I get from drawing a model...

When it is not the middle of the night, I'll post some of the stuff I've been doing lately.

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