Usually every new year I try to take on some kind of creative project with regular due dates. I started off really ambitious with daily creative goals. As time went by I noticed that once I missed one day, it was usually enough to lose motivation for the rest of the year. To fix this, I started giving myself more flexible due dates, like read one book a month, draw something a week.
This was the project I undertook last year, which was to take random videos throughout the month and make a compilation. When I couldn’t work the code into my wordpress theme for January’s video, I gave up the idea. (go figure) Lo and behold over a year later I figure out what the problem is and am ready to take the project on again. What is life.
I haven’t been here but I have been on instagram experimenting with new photo apps. You can follow me @colorwalk. It’s so easy to forget about blogging when nothing major is going on in your life. I’ve even stopped reading most other blogs because it was impossible to catch up. Now that Google Reader is going to die though, I’ve taken up the task to clear most of the blogs I’m currently subscribed to as a sort of digital jubilee, and to start again here.
This was supposed to be a weekly series over a year ago but let’s see if I can keep this consistent this time. Not all of the dates are accurate of course, because I’m so behind on my blog feed out of sheer laziness that I need an entire weekend to go through everything. Never going to happen.
This week: a little bit of wanderlust, a little bit of inspiration, and a little bid of homesickness.
(Because I can’t seem to embed video with this wordpress theme for some reason, enjoy screen caps and the link to the video until I figure out what’s going on.)
Ran into this Selby film on artist Christine Sun Kim. I highly suggest watching it. Christine Sun Kim is an artist who works with sound and she brings up some interesting points regarding her relationship with sound growing up. Her performance art and experiences can show us how to understand our relationships with our sensory surroundings.
“Let’s listen with our eyes and not just our ears. That would be the ideal. Let’s look at the bigger picture.”