My art design principles class and I have some serious problems. Most notably, it doesn’t seem to respect my time. I can’t just be constantly worrying about it, and it needs to understand that it’s not the only thing in my life. I’ve had classes before it, and I’m sure I’ll have classes after we’re through. Even now I have other responsibilities that I can’t keep up with while spending my nights (late into the night!) working to make sure everything’s perfect with it to make sure it doesn’t have a spaz out and blow up in my face. I’m just not sure this is working out.
My blog here, for instance. I need to have enough time to write stuff on it! And I haven’t because I’ve been constantly doing obnoxious art projects.
However, our latest art project is finished. If you go to UMW, you probably saw the projects today, or at least did in years past. They’re the “giant inflatables” project. Basically we were tasked with creating a [much] larger-than-life replica of some creature using only trash bags and masking tape. On the day of grading (which was today) the teacher, Jake, bring out his moon-bounce inflater and we all inflate our enormous beings into life. This year the theme was “Halloween creatures,” so everyone had to choose different things. One group chose a skeleton dog (with a bone in it’s mouth), one a spider, one a crow, one a UFO, etc… my group and I chose to do a gigantic rat.
We named him Templeton, named after the character in Charlotte’s Web, obviously. (apparently)
You can see pics below:
Ahh! So cute and scary!
being blown up. evil eyes.
i know it looks like he wants to hug you. but trust us, he doesn't.
It worked flawlessly, and I’ve rarely been more excited in my life. What? You think that’s a bit of an exaggeration or something? You don’t understand! You weren’t there when Templeton was born!!
So anyways it worked perfectly, and we were the only group who’s inflatable didn’t rip or come toppling over!! As it was being deflated, I heard Jake say “That was totally awesome,” which you could say was a pretty good sign. After everyone inflated theirs, Jake had a meeting with the team leaders. All the leaders voted our very own Templeton as the best of the class, and Jake is going to keep just ours for next year.
But first, he says he’s taking the rat with him down to Richmond, and he’s going to blow it up in his small yard for Halloween. So if you’re in the area and see a giant rat, go say ‘hello,’ it’s actually pretty nice, and it won’t bite.
So I’m sorry to say that I don’t think we can go steady anymore, Design Principles. However, this looks like the beginning of a beautiful friendship.