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My name is Bekah and I am a sophomore here at Butler. I am an Art + Design major and love sewing and being creative. I also love dancing (I'm on dance team!), eating cereal, and shopping at Target.

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Second Semester Classes

Happy Friday everyone. Today marks the end of the first week of classes, and somehow I’m already feeling a little stressed even though the semester has just begun. Despite the initial stress, I’m feeling pretty excited about most of the classes I’m taking.

I’m in a global and historical studies class about the Caribbean. I was in a feminism GHS last semester and loved it, so anything living up to those standards is nearly impossible. Although history is not my cup of tea, my professor is really great and clearly excited about the course material, so I think the class will be all right.

I’m also in a design history and theory class taught by one of my favorite professors in the art department (let’s be real, I love all of the professors in the art department). This class looks at the evolution of design through architecture, furniture design, interior design, graphic design, and fashion. I’m incredibly excited for this class, especially for the fashion section. Learning-is-Fun

I’m in an audio production class for my digital media productions minor, and I’m not really sure what to expect. Our last class was cancelled due to technical difficulties, so I’m not even sure what this class entails. My professor seems pretty cool though, so I’m hoping it’s a good time.

I’m also taking a poetry class this semester, and I’m super nervous about it. I used to “write” poetry when I was younger, and I love reading it now, but I have never written a legitimate poem. I feel like it’s hard enough to understand a poem, let alone write one. My professor for this class is awesome, though, and we all snapped for each other after we read our writing out loud. I felt pretty at home.

Also in the English department, I am taking a British literature class. One of my good friends is in that class with me, so that is an added bonus. The professor for this class is very articulate and seems very passionate about the subject, plus I enjoy British literature, so I think it will be rockin.

Finally, I’m taking an interactive art class, meaning we create art that warrants audience participation. The other day we started making a video game app for an iPhone, and that was incredibly frustrating. Towards the end of the semester we get to study relational art, which I love. It’s art that studies how people interact with each other, so I’m just waiting to get through all of the icky digital stuff.

After the first week of class, I’m feeling okay about all of my classes I’m enrolled in. I am a little worried, however, about my desire to reject any sort of digital art because I’m in a digital art class, and digital media is one of my minors. Hmph. Oh well. If any of my classes prove to be rough, all of my professors seem good, and I have friends in all of my classes, so something good will come of it.

Have a great weekend and thanks for reading :)

Live a Creative Life

Happy Friday to all. With registering for next semester’s classes around the corner, I have been thinking about what classes I need to take, and also what I want to do with my life. Thinking about what I want to do with my life only reaffirmed what I already knew: I have no idea what I want to do once I graduate. Although that is incredibly terrifying, I also think it’s incredibly exciting, especially studying the arts.

I’m an art + design major with a minor in English creative writing and digital media productions. I studied art all four years in high school, and I literally cannot imagine myself doing anything else with my life. I simply would not be happy. Although my art is something I am confident in, this is my first semester with these two minors, and to be honest, it really scares me. I have some academic experience with digital media, but next to none with creative writing. Because of this, I am particularly scared to be an English minor. I have always loved literature and writing, but it’s not something that I ever considered myself to be good at. I’m still not really sure if I’m good at it. I honestly feel way over my head minoring in something that requires so much specialized thought and creativity. I feel like everyone else in the program is supremely talented and I’m just pretending like I can keep up with them. 6a00d8341c4fdf53ef0120a8de5875970b-800wi

The fact that I’m so scared to pursue creative writing makes me want to pursue it even more. The fact that I have so much to learn, and the fact that I will have to challenge myself creatively to succeed, excites me beyond words. That’s how I felt about my art at first as well, and after actively studying it for the past five years, I feel confident in it. This makes me think that I’ll (hopefully) feel like this about writing in the future. On top of the fear of studying something creative, I’m also a little frightened that I don’t know what I want to do once I graduate. I’m not frightened by this in a serious, quarter-life crisis kind of way, but in a I have the power to shape my future and that is overwhelming kind of way. I think it is especially scary thinking about the future as someone studying various artistic subjects because the arts are much more uncertain as far as careers go. I literally have the power to create whatever I want artistically, and that is scary. It’s intimidating to think that a story I write, or a painting I make, or a logo I design could be well enough received by a large group of people that I could make a living from it. Literally anything I think up in my brain could support me for the rest of my life. How freaking rad is that?! That is totally awe-inspiring to me.

I am sort of rambling here, but I suppose the point is, if you are pursuing a career in the arts, or thinking of pursuing a career in the arts and are unsure of if you should do it or not, you should go for it. Honestly, it is probably what makes you most happy, and if you get as excited as I do thinking about all of the directions and possibilities your art can take you in, you really have no choice but to pursue it. Life is supposed to be scary and uncertain, so you might as well be happy while you’re doing it.

Have a great weekend and thanks for reading :)

Admit It; You’re Great

Happy Thursday everyone! As humans, we often struggle with being confident in ourselves and have trouble admitting out loud that we are good at something. I think it’s bogus that we feel the need to downplay admitting our talents in order to follow social constructs.

This morning in my digital media productions class, we had to edit pictures of ourselves, and in preparation to do so, my professor took pictures of everyone in the class. As everyone opened up his or her picture, the class collectively let out sighs of exasperation and began groaning about having to look at their “imperfect” faces for the next hour while we edited. This made me realize that humans struggle seeing how great we really are. self_confidence_by_netwars4-d36loaw

You might be thinking that it is in ill form to admit you think you’re pretty, or tell people that you are really good at playing guitar, but honestly, we should be able to do that. This does get tricky, however, because some people get carried away and brag about themselves endlessly. I’m not condoning bragging, I just think people should be able to shamelessly admit out loud that they are having a great hair day, or that their smile is really great, or that they are actually really good at organic chemistry. Going back to my class this morning, there is no reason everyone should have been squirming about editing their own face. Everyone has things that aren’t perfect about them, but that is why we are humans. Our flaws are what make us special and unique, and in my opinion, the more flawed you are, the more interesting you are.

Getting down from my soap box here, I just really wish it was socially acceptable to openly admit you think you’re great and not sound like a jag bag. Human beings are incredibly smart, beautiful, and capable of great things, and we can and should admit it every once in a while.

Have a great end of the week, and thanks for reading :)

Go shamelessly tell someone how great you are!