It’s been a while since my last blog entry. As a matter of fact I just can’t believe that a month have gone past this quickly. If time keeps moving this fast I’m gonna turn thirty in a blink of an eye, and finish my education in what surely must feel as some kind of world record time. But hey – aren’t people saying that if time feels like it’s passing quick, then you’re either super busy and tied down, – or something interesting and awesome is taking place? True or false, I myself like to think of it that way anyways. In fact school have been super busy, intense, stressed, expressive, interesting and just awesome the past four weeks. So I believe this solves the mystery of this ‘teleport’.
So what have I’ve been up to? Actually I think I will start off with something not school related. I wanted to re-design my website hence I think my former design was way too grungy and “in-your-face” – not pleasant to look at so to speak. I wanted a more subtle look and make the design as minimalistic as possible to enhance the actual content and bring it into focus. Here’s the outcome:
School have offered a great chance to work on many different subjects and assignments the past month such as a photography + Photoshop course, and working on idea development and research interviews. Made a still image film, created a menu folder for a sushi restaurant, done some posters, and having typography, chromatography and drawing lessons. Last thing I did was a presentation on the colour “black” presented pecha kucha style. Here’s a video I did on alopecia, which actually was an offspring idea, developed from an assignment concerning ‘wigs’.
So school is far from boring and I take something with me home everyday from that place. It is very time consuming with very little spare time and can be stressful and tiring at times with many assignments and deadlines, but I really enjoy it and try to take in as much as I can possible holster. I see myself as fortunate to be given this opportunity to learn.
Though school is taking most of my time these days I did had time to make this short movie when I caught the flu and had to stay home anyways.
To finish this entry off I’d like to give a shout-out to one of my favourite spiritual mentors Paolo Coelho and his blog. Check it out for daily word of wisdom. I will leave you with todays entry:
Destroy and rebuild
I am invited to go to Guncan-Gima, the site of a Zen Buddhist temple. When I get there, I am surprised to see that the extraordinarily beautiful building, which is situated in the middle of a vast forest, is right next to a huge piece of waste ground.
I ask what the waste ground is for and the man in charge explains (I can’t verify if it is true, but it must be):
‘That is where we will build the next temple.
‘Every twenty years, we destroy the temple you see before you now and rebuild it again on the site next to it.
‘This means that the monks who have trained as carpenters, stonemasons and architects are always using their practical skills and passing them on to their apprentices.
‘ It also shows them that nothing in this life is eternal and that even temples are in need of constant improvement.’