Entry 7: More to Ensue
It has been nearly 2 months since I've created my website, and I'm fairly confident in my ability to manage my free time after working all weeklong. Instead of using my free time to lounge around and watch videos, I have been able to sit down and use my computer to work on my website or other projects whenever I feel bored. Since my website is an ongoing project (according to my new year's resolution), I'm now at the point where I plan to incorporate separate larger projects.
In addition to maintaining and adding content to my website, I also have an assortment of projects to work on, some of which include redoing my 3D animated robot with a new functional body and physics, designing a logo/brand for myself, and making a storyboard and rough draft of a fictional universe that I have created since high school. A lot of these projects will take time, but there is a calendar feature that I will implement into my website that I can publicly post my project deadlines. As scary as that might be to have everyone watch me trying to achieve my own deadlines, I feel that doing this will help motivate me to create things with reasonable expectations.
And speaking of deadlines and large art projects, there is an event in Kentucky that is hosting a large exhibit of over 200 artists and craftsmen from around the state (I happen to live in KY, FYI). Known as Kentucky Crafted: The Market, this large exhibition hall hosts a large variety of artists, craftsmen, musicians, and artisan food producers, some of which included a graduate from Georgetown College (Megan Sauter!).
Last year I went with John Stephen Hockensmith as his intern, and this year I will be attending him again as his assistant. The exhibition runs from Friday, March 7 to Sunday, March 9 (that's next week!). Friday is the trade-only day, which is not open to the general public, but I will be there and I will take photos of a few of the exhibits as a teaser for those who are on the fence about attending. Many of the booths have the actual artists and craftsmen there, so it is a unique opportunity to discuss with the actual artists about their craft and how they make a business/career out of it. Most of the art ranges from large fine art murals to small mustache-branded phone cases for a reasonable amount of money. I will post a few of these photos on Facebook, but most of them will be on my Twitter page if you'd like to keep up with all the photos and art.
Short blog! I will work on much larger projects in the near future and I look forwards to criticism and feedback when I start things rolling. Until then, thanks for reading and don't forget to leave comments and feedback; they are greatly appreciated! And would any of you happen to have a website/Blogger/Twitter of your own? Post it in the comment section and I'll definitely check it out and let you know what I think!