I am all jacked up on sweet tea. Thanks a lot, Taco Bell.
Anyvay, I had my Apparel 1 and Life Drawing 2 classes today. My Apparel teacher is soooo sweet, she already calls everyone “sweetie” and gives us inspirational speeches! Today she used a quote which she attributed to Queen Elizabeth on how to face a problem:
“You have three options. You can run, you can hide, or you can fight. You know which you must choose”
Anyway, lots of inspiring, but also warnings. If you are not ready to work your ass off, GTFO. We also picked dress forms today. I named mine Wendy, she is a size 8 from 1998. Every few years there is an organization that takes a census of the average size of American women and adjusts the sizes of the dress forms according to that census. Interestingly, the size 8 2002 dress forms are about an inch wider all around than my 1998 one. Stop getting fatter everyone!
Anyway, Life Drawing 2 is going to be a lot of fun. We are doing a lot of different projects and it is all focused around experimentation and developing your own artistic voice. I am going to be able to work my fashion illustration into this class, so I am really excited for that! I have to draw a 6ft tall human figure, to scale. Imagine me walking around with a 6ft tall board! Agghhh, not looking forward to that one!
For tonight, I will watch What Not to Wear and prepare for tomorrow.