Ironically, for all the academic polemics and performance art teaching style, starting this blog has been rather intimidating. For one thing it's hard to write like I talk; loud, spontaneous, unscripted. And it's been days of trying to make a list of topics to write about which when you hang out with me I simply never run out of things to talk about. Dude doesn't shut up. Ever. For sure this is something new to me. And it's been too long since I've wandered out of my comfort zone.
Let's just say I've gotten a new found appreciation for being on the receiving end of my lectures. It's easy to preach because I've been doing it for so long. Making art and being an art educator are my comfort zones. Yes, I still get nervous with new students, but I don't let them know that. Yes, I make LOTS of absolute crap art that thankfully never gets seen. Yes, this is new, with little instructions beyond some vague topics with a couple of parameters.
Since ultimately I'm just looking for inspiration to create it's time for me to get back into those habits. And the first one is just go for it. Like everyone else, nobody wants to suck, and I'm probably going to suck a lot before I get my rhythm. Oh well, merde. Hope you enjoy the ride, er, blog.
Listening to myself is scary.