Im Arian. I live in the Texas Panhandle, my dog is a crazy Catahoula and I love her, I paint/draw/create and am studying Art History.

 

huskypanda:

my life is like a bad US version of a really good show made in the UK

Oh like The Office?

ics-inspirationblog:

This is just a crappy WEEK in the studio, never mind crappy studio DAY!  :(  

I am with you on this.

Quick. Someone give me my mojo back!!!

Random page in her journal that caught my eye.

Random page in her journal that caught my eye.

After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.

Philip Pullman (via feellng)

Old sketch doodle I gave to my art group a while back. One of the members made a spiral bound book of random ephemera! So cool!!

Old sketch doodle I gave to my art group a while back. One of the members made a spiral bound book of random ephemera! So cool!!

Went out last night after throwing. Course I had to go home first and change. Then while playing pool it was pointed out to me that I had clay in my hair….soooo….

The Life of A Ceramics Student!!

Went out last night after throwing. Course I had to go home first and change. Then while playing pool it was pointed out to me that I had clay in my hair….soooo….

The Life of A Ceramics Student!!

Updates

I’m still struggling to throw bigger things on the wheel. I have mastered mid-sized things. I gave up on going bigger and focused on just improving on what I’m good at.

So mugs:
This last group of mugs I am much happier with! I’m still working on my centering, so they’re just a bit off. I spend some time centering the clay but it’s never perfect and the more time I spend on it the more clay I lose so I just get as close as I can and then go right into making the mug. My mugs are much lighter now, meaning the walls aren’t as thick as the last run of mugs.

Trimming comes easily to me, but I get impatient and start trimming when things are too wet, so I need to learn some patience in that department.

I absolutely hate making handles!! They’re time consuming and just plain annoying. I need to find an easier method than hand-pulling. Any suggestions out there!?

I need to make some plates for class credit, and I’ve made one….I honestly don’t even know how I did it. So I guess today’s the day to remember!!

Anonymous asked
Hello, I'm interested in majoring in art history. What types of careers do art history majors have lined up? What's your plans after you graduate? Is it a good major, to take out student loans for?

Good question! I am the worst person to ask this. I am so sorry.

You can get your BA in art history, and really go for a BA because the only REAL career or job out there for you is teaching and it requires a MFA.

In my case I didn’t want to teach. I went back to finish my BA because I want to “do art” on my own (and work whatever job I can find to pay the bills) and figured I would learn more about art from majoring in art history.

That being said; it has taken me 4 years to get to this point and I am a year and a half away. It is NOT worth taking out loans (unless you want to teach then go for it). In my case I have worked and saved and EARNED scholarships (work your ass off and keep those grades high) and qualified for federal grants. It’s taken me too long to get to this point but I don’t have a single student loan, so the long term has been worth it.

If it is really what you love and you can afford it and not go in to too much debt due to it, I recommend getting your BA in art history. BUT! If it’s too much of a financial burden on you long term DO NOT DO IT. You can’t even teach with a BA. You need to look at your financial abilities and what you’re willing to sacrifice if it’s what you really want to do.

I hope this helps!!

As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.
I wish you all very good lives.

― J.K. Rowling (via psych-quotes)

Act my age?
What the fuck is that, “act my age”?
What do I care how old I am?
The Ocean is old as fuck.
It will still drown your ass with vigor.

the greatest thing i have ever read (via jessicarabbrit)

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