I've been not feeling well for a few days now. Staying in bed and slowing my pace this summer is such a bad idea. I can't believe I haven't packed any brushes, paints, my sketchbook and art materials. I thought it would be better to travel fresh and would buy things as I need them. Well I did, I got some paintbrushes, a pen, pencil and watercolors from Geneve. I feel something is still missing – and I feel a little lost but I am not sure what it is exactly… I also feel a little bit strange and I'm sure it's not because I don't have my blackberry. Or is it? I'm surviving anyway…
Watching 'Work of art : The next great artist' has indeed been inspiring to me. I imagine myself as an artist among the rest and question to what my response would be to each challenge or project. Would I work well under pressure? The feedback and advice given to the artists is helpful to the viewers. I am beginning to see why an art piece would work better than the other and what makes it stand out. In my head I go back to my own work and compare the quality and communication of a message to my own. I'm so pleased that such a reality show is being shown. I wait eagerly for the next episode.. everyone should watch it !!
I wonder if we could have a course at university that is based on this show. What if we get a project each week and a limited amount of time to create (just like our art exams at school – 10hours only). It would really show us what our strengths are, and we will grow as artists and build confidence. To have judges at the end of each project and a mini show? The possibilities are endless… and it would be FUN! And challenging.. I WISH.. ZAYED UNIVERSITY! C'mon!!! :p
Found this in switzerland...beautiful, right? :)