as part of my major i'm required to take a class called art insights.
it's an hour long (usually) lecture one night a week.
i get half a credit for it.
and i have to take 8 semesters of it.
and that means that i won't have a thursday night free for probably the whole rest of my life.
generally artists don't know how to talk about their art.
this is fine. there is a reason we paint instead of write.
but the lectures can be incredibly dull.
granted, there have been a few that have inspired me to make art and to make better art.
mostly, though, i count down the minutes until i can leave.
and it's a good chance to practice drawing.
yesterday i practiced drawing this at art insights.
and let's face it, the majority of people who will read that actually associate with me in person.
so you knew it already.
but to those of you who don't,
i'm not dead.
i've just found myself with very little to write about.
it sort of seems like all i talk about here is art. and france. because those are things that make me happy.
but happy things like france and art are not the only places in which one can find happiness.
"happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light."
so i propose a change. my life is not all sunshine and puppies and ice cream and happiness. the purpose of me writing this blog was to see the good in all that happens in life, because at the beginning of it, i was not happy. i think that life is wonderful, but sometimes i forget.
so i'm going to remember.
i'm going to look for reasons life is wonderful.
i'm going to help you remember.
and for those of you who don't know it yet, i'm going to show you that life is wonderful.
or at least i am going to try.
life does not have to be perfect
to be wonderful.
also, i have $36.04 in my "jane needs to go to paris someday" fund.