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I’m gonna be honest, it took me a long time to do this mainly because I’m a perfectionist. But I hope this introduction post gave at least a little bit of insight as to who am I (and my animals). Now I’m going to sleep.
Unlike most people, I don’t have any issues when it comes to setting goals. My issue is actually achieving them. My goal for the new semester was to wake up at the butt crack of dawn so I’d feel “productive.” Well, the only thing I’m achieving that early in the morning is possibly being in the Guinness Book of World Records for being “The Person Who Hit Their Snooze Button The Most.”
Yet one goal I think I will achieve through this course is learning how to actually use/produce digital media. Cheesy. I know. If we’re being honest I spent 4 hours trying to figure out how to set up my website (not my finest moment, but I finally got it up and running… I think, I’m assuming so if you’re reading this right now).
In all seriousness, another goal I have is to branch out and find my creative voice. Most of my learning has been strictly textbook. I don’t really have creative freedom, unless I’m customizing a powerpoint presentation about privacy laws in the U.S.
My last goal for this course is to not wait until the last minute to complete things. Which based off of the first week, I can see this goal needs to be achieved sooner rather than later.
He was focusing on the form, shape, and darkness of the cliff along the waterfall. And when he said that, it brought to light that just because he is putting “big cliffs, rocks, and little happy things,” doesn’t mean you have to. In your world (or painting), you can have as much creative freedom (or cliffs) as you want.
It’s okay to be nervous. Sometimes being nervous is a good thing. Sometimes it’s worth it to take a leap of faith, and just try something that you may not be comfortable with (even if it is adding a rock in a painting).
After he said that, for the remainder of the video I solely focused on that mountain. If he didn’t say that, I may have focused more on the waterfall; but it showed that sometimes things are there just because of how they look and they don’t need to be bothered with.