Make New Pictures

I just bought a nice new 8/11 sketchbook, a medium sized moleskin, and a lined notebook with heavier stock.

I've been needing all of these things for awhile, but i have been trying to not buy myself really anything this quarter unless it is a desperate need, like food.

But avenues to art making are a desperate need aren't they? i need to be creating. i need to be experimenting and making my own pictures, new images.
My major is "Illustration/New Pictures." its not just illustration, its "New Pictures" as well. isn't that kind of crazy that i am majoring in "New Pictures" and will be getting a degree in "New Pictures?"
What am i doing not MAKING new pictures incessantly?!?

I am kind of addicted to the internet because it is just such a great resource for inspiration.
And this past summer, i was working working working at a camp and didn't have much of a chance to scan the internet really... ever. So for a good 4 months of this year, i was without internet based exploration of new pictures. And then being back at school this fall, i just have been relishing all that i can find via the internet, to bring me new inspiration.

But i haven't been producing as much artwork as i did last year. perhaps it is just that my classes this quarter required less of me? I think a lot of it had to do with, though, that i needed to just focus on building myself up in all aspects rather than just focusing on the artist Moorea.

Well, now i feel pretty sure of myself in the right areas, and am feeling more stable than... who even knows when. And my eyes are jam packed with inspiring images from nature from summer and from walks by myself this quarter. And my head is bursting with images i have been researching all quarter long. And my heart and my mind are consumed with visualizations of all that has happened in my short little life. and it all needs to be released and formed outside of me.

I am going to draw in my sketchbook everyday, and am going to write and write all the ideas that pop into my head but escape in ungrounded daydreaming. i need to make, to create, to form and shape the interior world i see behind my eyes, so that i can release it all into the world i see outside of and around my eyes.

I'm getting a scanner tomorrow or Tuesday, so be ready to see some New Pictures.


Schlaeps said...

Yay! :D

I'm excited.

Also, Moleskins are the bees knees but in more modern wording.

I carry one around with me all the time just incase something inspiration catches my eye.


I have read some of your posts. I like your style of writing; and I would revisit for reading more literature from you.

If you like short stories and paintings, then a short visit to my blogs wold be an entertaining one.

Naval Langa

Allie said...

Come and get that scanner! I'll be home by 5pm today, so anytime, lady lady lady.

Joseph said...

I've always loved moleskines. As an comic strip artist myself, I tend to keep one close to me at all times. Anyways, thanks a lot for liking what we do here at TeachStreet and appreciate the linkage. Are you teaching or looking for classes on TeachStreet?


Moorea Seal said...

thanks for all the comments!

Joseph, yea i am interested in finding classes to take via teach street. but i am also interested in pursuing teaching in the future. I hope to someday be a professor. but until then, i'd love to figure out ways to inch my way into teaching!