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March 21, 2005

artist's way: week 9

by gl. at 11:49 pm

we worked with clay tonight because though it finally stopped raining, it's still a little cold for the supernifty supersecret surprise.

it was a hard night. the participants are 2 months into the process now and many of them are stretching themselves very thin. it looks like i have several the overachievers this term, and they don't want to give up. i'm actually worried about one of them, who gets up at 3:45 a.m. to do morning pages and is having nerve issues. another participant bristled against the purposely ephemeral nature of this exercise, since we did no writing about and very little showing of the creations.

there were some bright spots: there was a fair amount of lightening while tossing clay into the air and outright giggling when passing around the pieces while blind and trying to figure out what they were. and after mentioning the possibility a few week ago, one of the participants really is quitting her job!

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LSGL work session #9

by sven at 11:40 pm

Time in studio: 2 hrs 15 min

Accomplished:

Commentary:

Unfortunately, neither of the shots I created are at all useful. Crud!

I tried putting the camera in all kinds of different places in my set -- even upside down -- but it looks like the entry passage is going to have to be resculpted. I tell myself "creative success requires creative failure" -- but a night like this makes me worry that I can't get the movie done this year. ...And that's just not acceptable.

Last week I was consumed with creating a "supernifty and supersecret project" for Artist's Way. This week I'm going to be consumed with proof-reading Kristian William's new book. ...I haven't accomplished nearly as much as I should have in March.

...I'd been beginning to consider doing some additional filming of the actors in order to doctor the movie's ending. But every bump in the road steals more time...

Feeling grim.

Next Steps:

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4 summer students!

by gl. at 1:54 pm

the MAC just told me the first promotional article has run in their internal publication "the winged m," and they already have four students registered! ee! it looks like this might happen after all! the condensed summer classes there run june 6-july 28.

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