It’s the end of the year and the last couple of months have been hectic. I had to set my priorities to avoid overheating my brain and exhausting my body. That’s the main reason why it has been so quiet around here. I don’t like writing in a hurry and I just couldn’t find the time to have a proper sit down. Anyway, here are the reasons why I’ve been so unactive around here/the things that I’ve been enjoying.
In September I started my second year of Fine Arts. I’ve had so many ideas to work on, my brain was winding itself in different creative forms. Besides my studies I am still working at this super organisation, Kunst in Huis. I’ve been getting more responsibility by working extra hours and filling in for the people who work there full time.
Other things that longed for my attention were my social life, my boyfriend, my family, getting my driver’s license and settling in a new place. I’ve had a good year, I am enjoying everything I am doing. (People always tend to focus on the negative and forget the positive. I do remember all the things that went wrong this year, personally and globally, but let’s not focus on the bad alone.)
The things you see below are some stills of my stopmotions. I’ve got this thing with colour, especially colourful shapes cut out of magazines. I am constantly looking for ways to improve my ideas. These stopmotions are still in the experiment phase so I can’t show you any moving images. I plan on playing with the duration of every still, combining it with the perfectly fitting sound. Besides the stopmotions I am working on other videos. I’ve got this small database of very short videos of different textures and colours up close. I want to expand an experiment that I’ve made last year.
The third idea I’m working on is a sculpture installation, here’s a short sneak peek of some of the shapes of the sculptures.
Anyway, I could talk about my ideas for hours, but while writing this, I should be studying and writing for some courses. Hope you enjoy your New Year’s Eve and have a great 2018!
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