So, I have a little story for you guys that happened on Tuesday.
I was fully aware about the final presentation I would have to give in my Humanities class since day one, but being the procrastinator that I am, I watched the weeks pass by without a care in the world. I knew it was coming... I just had no immediate urge to work on it or even think about it... like, at all.
I don't know why I do this. Maybe it's because I enjoy the drama of a ticking clock? I think the pressure is what finally makes me bust something out, and it has always worked out in my favor.
So I waited until two hours before it was due hoping for a little inspiration to rain upon me and make me do it... and well, that inspiration did not come... and I was starting to freak out.
I wasn't latching onto a solid idea and I kept blocking my brain from moving forward. I was frantically trying to choose a topic, attempting to go with one idea and then talking myself out of it, for reasons like it wouldn't be profound enough, it's already been done, it's not that great... and on and on...
So I did this for an hour, kind of had a mini breakdown, and after I got done acting like my two year old nephew when he needs a nap, I sat down and got to work like a big girl.
(Tickety tock Kristen... get your shit together already)
I ended up putting together a pretty decent slideshow on Pointillism in an hour. I tried to make it interesting by finding examples of non-traditional pointillism mediums, like crayons and cake sprinkles.
Wanna see?! :D
OK, here is something that will blow your mind... this was done by a student named Joel Brochu, a fine art student who meticulously placed 221,184 myriad sprinkles to a board lined with double sided sticky tape... talk about patience...
Lets check that out closer...
Like whoa, right?!
How about this...
Yep, those are CRAYONS!
And below is what I refer to as the creepy ghost lady.
If you can, get up and back away from this image slowly... (come on, just do it).
(Now tell me you weren't just tripping balls!)
Anyway... to wrap it up, the presentation went really well, and I wasn't nervous after seeing what everyone else had come up with. I really don't know what my fuss was all about... I'll just blame it on these crazy female hormones of mine... ;)
And hey, if you like the technique, you should totally enter to win an 8"x10" print of my Circus Girl pointillism painting along with a bunch of other amazing freebies...
How am I doing with my attempt at subliminal giveaway advertising?
Terrible? OK, just checkin :)