Sep
17
2014

the beginning

I haven’t really gotten a chance to sit down and reflect on my time in Korea or the start of grad school. I’m hoping to do it in small chunks.

I take four classes for my art therapy program (history/theory of AT, materials/media in AT, counseling techniques, psychopathology) which I take with other AT grad students. Then, my fifth class is a studio elective, and I chose to take a figure painting class. I am one of the only grad students, and the other grad/postbac students have concentrations in painting. So, I was pretty nervous/self-conscious about my lack of experience and skills. We showed some of our past work and began to paint on Monday. The other students’ pieces are amazing. I am literally the worst painter in that class, haha. I felt really embarrassed at first, but then I realized it’s okay. I don’t need to be good, and my goal for the class is to acquire painting skills I never formally learned and to gain confidence. I feel lucky I get to be painting with some of the best artists in the country. In 10-15 years, they will be the ones showing in art museums!

After the critique, our assignment was to paint self-portraits from memory. My professor and some other students laughed when they saw I painted myself smiling (everyone else had that pensive look). It was pretty fun (and exhausting) to be painting for five hours straight. I am still getting to know oil paints (found myself looking at what other students do with their paints/brushes) and I got a headache from the paint/solvent odors, but I think this class will be fun. My professor seems awesome and helpful. She wore a half length neck tie and a pin that said her name. :)

Art school has such a different culture from Duke! Understandably so, but I’m still shocked whenever I compare the two institutions. For example, the library is tiny here (maybe half of the first floor of Perkins…not even), and no one is there during weekends (everyone’s in his/her studios I suppose). I see lots of tattoos and eccentric hair colors. There is also always a group of people smoking in front of the entrance to the school. These are funny to me, haha. I think it was easier for me to be “artsy” in the Duke setting because not a lot of other people were. Here, I’m still trying to figure out who I am as an artist and how I fit into this community. I’m not not an artist, but I do feel inadequate at times.

Schoolwork so far has been manageable. The readings and quizzes are a lot but not difficult (at least not yet). There are other parts that are harder for me: participation, academic writing, practicing creativity frequently, introspection. 

Still finding it unbelievable that I’m here! :)

Sep
10
2014
Sep
10
2014

Reblogged from pelephant :

escapekit:

Papers for Characters

Spanish design studio Atipo has created a collection of minimalistic movie posters that are made from paper. 

Awesome. 

wow

(Source: designtaxi.com)

Sep
10
2014

Reblogged from ilovecharts :

dek-says-so:

abbyjean:

Charts from OKCupid, showing how straight women and men rate each other based on ages. For women, the men they find most attractive are roughly their own age. For men, the women they find most attractive are roughly the same age - 20 to 23 - regardless of the age of the man. (538)

Good fucking Christ.

Sep
9
2014

Reblogged from loquitamel :

tedx:

Does money make you mean? In a talk at TEDxMarin, social psychologist Paul Piff shares his research into how people behave when they feel wealthy. (Hint: badly.)

To learn more, watch the whole talk here»

Sep
9
2014

Reblogged from hellogiggles :

meth-problem:

oceanicsteam:

veggieburqers:

beauty comes in all shapes and sizes

I’m pretty sure this is like the 5th time I’ve reblogged this because omg

Oh my GOD

(Source: naadaa11)

Aug
23
2014

1mo of eyesight w no glasses!^^ #60days

1mo of eyesight w no glasses!^^ #60days

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Aug
21
2014

yesterday[s] #60days

yesterday[s] #60days

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Aug
19
2014

카레삼겹살 ^__^
thx for coming out! @lizzard575 @sjssongz @lets_fighting_love @elee_o9 @yunsh1ne 
#60days  (at 행복추풍령 칼삼겹살)

카레삼겹살 ^__^
thx for coming out! @lizzard575 @sjssongz @lets_fighting_love @elee_o9 @yunsh1ne
#60days (at 행복추풍령 칼삼겹살)

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Aug
17
2014

행복합니다: 쭈꾸미삼겹살.인삼우유.퐁듀.날치알볶음밥. 
#60days  (at 이태원 쭈꾸미달인)

행복합니다: 쭈꾸미삼겹살.인삼우유.퐁듀.날치알볶음밥.
#60days (at 이태원 쭈꾸미달인)

Aug
12
2014

어느세 60일이 12일이 되었다…
i wanted to do so much more, but i’m realizing my body can only handle so much…time to get picky!

Aug
10
2014

할머니♥ #60days

할머니♥ #60days

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Aug
10
2014

ice cream w my cutie-pie cuzzos on a summer noche!
#60days

ice cream w my cutie-pie cuzzos on a summer noche!
#60days

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Aug
7
2014

some verses, quotes, notes on stickies that have helped me get through the past two years
#60days

some verses, quotes, notes on stickies that have helped me get through the past two years
#60days

Aug
5
2014

judges

i cried for samson today.

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