Monthly Archives: January 2011

New Semester! Last Semester!

The school semester has started, and my space hotel project is finished. Well, not permanently closed; I plan on it being an ongoing thing, but for now it is at a good stopping point. You can see a shot of the hotel exterior, shown above.

Anyway, as with most studio projects, the first step is to choose what you want your project to be focused on. This step is also the hardest part, because it can set you up for either a great or awful project. The key is to find a balance between what you are personally interested in and what has the most opportunity for problem solving. Few things can describe the joy I have experienced while working on a great, interesting, and engaging project. On the other hand, a project that is uninteresting and uninteresting can give the distinct feeling of sogginess (think soggy socks, or when you stay in the pool too long).

I’ll be musing along what I want my project to be focused on soon. In the meantime, I go into this semester with high expectations, high hopes, and an overabundance of energy. I have an instructor that I think will be great, and a studio meeting time of 1PM. What more could I want?