When I have those procrastinating high school students who claim they are
uninspired and can't seem to get to work - I'm going to suggest they clean
up the room. I love it! Work or clean.
Also, once when hearing some contemporary artist make a presentation (can't
remember who), I can recall being impressed by the fact that he said he
regularly put in 9 to 5 days in his studio, whether he was inspired or not.
In other words, he made himself work, rather than waiting for inspiration
or motivation. I have tried to convey that to my students. Their class time
is their time to work and they have to learn the self-discipline to make
themselves work. As for myself, I never have enough time to do my own
artwork - I have a zillion more ideas and visions than I can ever possibly
do - but I do think them through alot, especially while I'm driving to and
from school. Therefore, when I do steal some precious hours for my own
artistic production - I've got a pretty good idea about what I want to do.
I even did a nice little landscape painting while I was monitoring my
computer as it struggled to download a new version of Netscape Navigator
(it ended up taking 3 hours, I don't know why).
Glad to see some people still active and communicating over the summer (Hi
Also - I see invitations from people to visit web pages they have created -
would some of you pass on information about HTML authoring software? I'm
interested in Macinstosh versions. What are you people using to create your
web pages? Thanks.
Sandra Hildreth <shildret>
Art 7-12, Madrid-Waddington Central School, Madrid, NY 13660
Art Methods, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617