Monday, September 20, 2010

If it works for me..

I know I've said it more than once, but I can't stress it enough. A change in attitude works wonders. Whatever it is that's driving you nuts in your life, just try (yeah, it may not work, but TRY) to look on the bright side of things.

I HATED drawing classes. HATED. Until I started looking at it from the point of, "Yes, I'd drawing a stupid, ugly pile of random crap. But I'm gunna draw the best pile of crap ever. I'll impress my teacher. I'll leave a mark in this Art Department and open up new opportunities for me in the art field. YES!"

:] Wooo peptalk.

On Thursday by the end of class, I still had a long way to go on my little collage, here. My instructor suggested we all come in over the weekend and finish, so we can start something new on Tuesday. In the past, I would have said, "Psh! Heck no. Good enough," but this time I put in that extra effort. I came in an hour on Friday and an hour today. And it's done. It's still an ugly stool with random plaster molds and a maniquin head from behind, but still. My major is fine art. I'm not half-assing it anymore.

Change your attitude. It makes life so much easier. In so many ways.


  1. I couldn't agree more with those last lines of your post!

  2. Amazing, and I totally feel you on all this cause I did an MFA in Creative Writing . . . sometimes it gets so frustrating and I'm all "my poems are HORRIBLE" but then ultimately it feels good and I know it's what I'm supposed to be doing. you know?

  3. Angie, YES! We really are the creators of our existence. It's hard sometimes, isn't it. But SO worth it to look on the bright side of the line!