I've been a baaaad student. My last projects are about a week overdue! Last night I burned a little midnight oil and worked on one of the last projects from the multimedia surfaces class I've been taking.
It was really hard to stay up late! I am, by nature, a night owl. Since September I've been getting up routinely around 6:30 am in an effort to turn my circadian clock a little, into more of a diurnal setting. I've found that, in the last month or so, it's finally been starting to happen! I was not holding out much hope at this stage of the game - I mean, it has been 9 months that I've been consciously going to bed earlier (most of the time) and getting up earlier (99% of the time). This week was the first one in which I woke up at 6:30 am WITHOUT THE ALARM CLOCK. And got up and stayed out of bed! I'm pretty notorious for getting up, walking across the bedroom, hitting 'snooze' and going back to bed without waking up enough to remember it. Not my husband's favorite of my habits.
I hope my late night last night didn't blow everything.
The course I've been taking is finishing up. I didn't do all the projects, but most of them. We did some plastic fusing work that was interesting, but didn't strike my creative bone. One of my samples didn't work all that well, either, and I wasn't turned on enough by the overall texture to work out the kinks.
The sample shown here is done with Etal, a stitchable metal product. It's got body like stiff card and was surprisingly easy to work with! I used my sample piece to make a 'padfolio' as Sue Bleiweiss, our teacher, does in the class. I can see using this particular surface for all kinds of reasons...I sense at least one book and maybe a small art shrine in my future!
Now on to the last project...