Okay everybody come close. There is a bit of cussing in the post but my adopted persona demands it.
My studio time today was first spent trying to feel out my persona and figure out how to use the object I chose to my advantage. As you might remember, I bought this pretty absurd fur and leather bag (real), which pretty much grossed me out. I told Danielle that I felt like an über-bitch just carrying it around Value World. So therefore, I am to be an über-bitch in the studio. I was thinking about it during the break between IP classes and the best features of being an über-bitch are:
1. Being completely unapologetic.
ex.) "SEVERAL BUNNIES DIED MAKING THIS PURSE AND I DON'T CARE." = "I AM NOT GOING TO BE SELF-DEFEATING ABOUT MY PROJECT IDEAS BECAUSE THEY ARE SUPER."
2. Okay, I don't know if this is 100% accurate for all you bitches out there, but I'm just going to say that bitches are organized, if for only the sole reason that they have to keep track of who needs bitching out from one day to the next. So, organized I will be.
3. Being demanding. Of myself and others. (This means that if I need help or information, I'll actually ask for it.)
So, in trying to adopt my new persona I bitched Michael all the way out of my studio (sorry Michael :(! Oh shoot shoot, I mean I'm notsorry) I must've been pretty bitchy because he didn't come back.
So after all of this soul-searching, I got to work. I finished sculpting the base of my first marionette--the hands and feet were the only things left to get on the basic form, and so now it needs sanding and painting. I also typed up my one-page description of my project, sent it in, and started sketching ideas for the overall form of my puppet installation. The details are kind of daunting, but for right now I'm just focusing on the overall idea and I'll hone in from there. I also got some books from the library about puppets and marionettes, and they have some great images in there. I also found on mirlyn that the university has what they call a "yearbook" of international marionettes in the Buhr Shelving facility, which is apparently a yearly journal showcasing different designs of old marionettes. The years they have are all in the 30s and 40s, so it should be pretty interesting to see marionettes from so long ago. I've requested them, so I should have them in a few days if anyone is interested in looking at them.
I'm going to go read In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust, because I'm convinced it's going to influence my project in some way. "Proustian Memory" is another phrase for "involuntary memory", which was coined by Proust to describe memories that aren't actively sought after. Okay off I go.