Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Robot Tuesdays



Not to take away from Elizabeth's "Wednesday Thoughts" or Brian's "Sesame Street Tuesdays" but I thought I'd share some thoughts with you, and they're not necessarily connected. Since my blog URL is actually "Robottuesdays," that seemed a fitting name for this blog post and possible some future ones. Without further ado...

I'm sitting in the Public Library downtown Grand Rapids as I write this and I still can't believe I'm here! I moved here on Saturday, and it still feels really weird. It's a beautiful city (for the most part), and I can basically bike everywhere I need to go (except church). Let's go, environment!!

I've spent the last few days unpacking and trying to get my apartment to look less like a storage facility and more like an actually lived-in apartment. It's exhausting!! I'm thinking about leaving the rest of the boxes and calling it art. Either that or just donating the rest of the my stuff to make life easier (and less cluttered).

Yesterday was my first day of classes at Kendall, and let me tell you, there's nothing like a grad program at an art school to make you feel like a terrible artist. Ha! (I have to laugh because I've been torn down so much in the last few days...) I have to do a lot of self-affirmations to keep myself going. "Katherine, you're a great artist. You can do it! Your style is just different from theirs..." Thankfully there are some other new students in the same boat as me, so we're banding together. We may start a club.

I don't have internet in my apartment yet...I have never felt so cut off from the world!! Thank heavens for the library.

Ok, it's time to see if I can get a library card. I've just got to wait until "Sabrina" is over. Thank heavens for YouTube, too. ;)

P.S. I think I'm going to keep this background for a bit longer. I can't help but like it a little! Plus, with no internet at my place, I don't look at it that often...

6 comments:

Jess said...

Glad to know you are getting settled. Is that really grand rapids? It looks really urban and Las Vegas-ish.
If it would make you feel better I will commission you to do an abstract portrait of me:)

Christi said...

Congrats on getting into your program! That is so exciting!
And for what it's worth, I like the background.

Mike said...

Glad the move went well! I feel like I was gone during all of your farewell things and your actual move (quite possibly I feel that way because I indeed was). Hope things go well and that your self esteem doesn't get torn down too much...or at least that you and the other new people can form a strong club of people who have recently lost all self esteem!

Heather said...

I remember moving into our second apartment,we had a little room off the kitchen that i ended up stashing boxes in for a couple months. Every couple days i would go get one and unpack it. Bla to unpacking. P,E,S are very excited to come visit sometime! Paige and Ethan are pretty confused as to why your not here are grandma and pappa's though. They're not quite getting the whole "She moved" thing. It's funny. You are a great artist. I have portraits of my kids from you to prove it. Don't get discouraged!!! KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON!!!

David and Linda said...

I think you should call your club "Studio O.C." (for off campus). Membership by invitation only. You can plan field trips and offer rewards to survivors. You could have starving artist sales to save up for your study abroad in Italy. The sky's the limit. Good luck. And by the way, if you keep up the robot allegory, keep your oil can handy. Dorothy might not be around right away. I heard she is still in Emerald City. But she'd like the background - I do, too.

Joyce and Bill said...

You are an amazing artist ! Remember that it is a creative enterprise and your's isn't supposed to be like someone else's. :-) And I like your background...