Hi everyone! I am starting my second week of classes today! Last week was only two days of class because of the whole hurricane thing so this will be my first full week. Plus it’s extra full because we have class on Friday to make up for one of the days we missed. (We will have class next Friday as well).
All my classes are in a building called The Shed. It looks like this:
It’s just a classroom building but it’s pretty cool inside. And the bus drops me off right by it! The first morning of classes (last Wednesday) I arrived promptly for my 8AM at 7:20. Good job me. But guess what? The doors are locked. It’s ok though because I also realized that I was going to a different class than I had originally thought and I didn’t have my pre-quarter assignment ready for the class I did have. Also, I forgot a notebook and pencil. And the doors still weren’t open.
Don’t worry it got a lot better.
After class, I decided to walk around the city. I bought some random art supplies at BLICK and then bought macaroons and sat in one of the squares and doodled with my new art supplies.
I now only arrive 35 minutes before class and keep notebooks and pencils in my backpack at all times. Good thing I only have three classes. Two of them are about design research and theory and stuff but the one that I am most excited about, and the one that I am pretty sure will cause me the most anxiety this semester, is my model building class. It seems very intense. I got this impression when I was buying tools for the class at BLICK and the girl asked what class I was in. When I told her she said something like, “Good luck, drink a lot of coffee.” So that didn’t really make me feel super confident in my decisions to take three classes instead of the recommended two. Especially because multiple people told me that taking three classes as a grad student is gonna be really hard. But whatever, yo. I’m trying to finish in a year. Which, by the way, I can totally do! 🙂
The first project in our model building class is to pick a small object and replicate it in foam. For some absolutely ridiculous reason, I picked a harmonica, which has a million holes that are very difficult to carve out of foam. It took forever but here it is:
Today I saw a bunch of turtles on a log when I was walking back from the the gym. Yes I tried to go to the gym today. Like for fitness. Didn’t care for it. I used a treadmill for the first time and it was a scary experience. I was worried I was going to stop paying attention and slip off the back. Anyway here are the turtles: