This passage is a speculative insight into the paradoxical implications of parenting. Now, warning you I am an adolescent, so this will more than likely be biased, but regardless, it brings certain fallacies of parenting to light. To begin, it is a complete joke, to attempt to tell your child to not do something, which your child knows for a fact you did while you were their age. The common saying “actions speak louder than words.” has merit, and doesn’t exist for no reason. This saying, due to the imitational learning process found in the human psyche, will always outweigh the “do as I say, not as I do.” phrase. Parents, your child will make better decisions, and become more respectable as a person, if you trust them and give them freedom. We have an innate reaction to rebel against the rules you set up for us. Therefore, the more rules you establish, the more likely we are to do the opposite. You were this age once, you should be able to relate. Not to mention, the more you rules you impose on us will have an inverse relation with the amount of time we wish to spend with you. The more free-willing you are, the more your child will want to be around you. Your child is human, let them make mistakes. Allow them to learn from their incorrect decisions. If they are obviously not learning from these mistakes, then step in. However, do not impede on allowing them to make the mistake at least once in attempt to grant them the learning process imbedded in each and every mistake. If you attempt to outlaw the very things you did as a child, your child will view this as hypocritical. This will not only increase their disrespect for you, but also make them have an increased inclination to do whatever is ruled-out. Just think, your child will soon grow up to be on their own, and if you baby them their entire in-home life, they will have no idea how to react on their own in situations after. We realize you want us to be safe, but without freedom, we have no idea what its like to be free, so when we finally are, we will be overwhelmed.
I’m just a regular old high-schooler with a known affinity for the arts. I do not yet work out of any galleries, and I produce all my work on my own. These projects are all for sale if you wish to purchase them. If that is the case, just contact me through facebook and we can see what we can workout! If you’re just browsing, criticisms and comments are always welcome too! Thanks for checking out my page!
Today would happen to be the last day of the preView. This program was definitely worth it, and I would do it again in a heartbeat. At the end of all this, I have discovered not only a new self-confidence concerning art, but also a new sense of self-motivation. This program has taught me that only the people who truly work hard, and love their occupation, get ahead in life and make a successful career and live out a full life. They manage to work in the fields they love, with the media and tools they use. This program has taught me to never regret, and never forget.
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
Some digital design work, for an assignment.
This, sadly, is our last week here at ccad. We all get to go back to our respective homes, and continue on with our lives. I would just like to see the statistical information, behind how many of the preView kids actually follow through, apply, and go to school here. Not for any particular reason, just from a researcher’s perspective. Also, I would enjoy it if I could manage to stay in touch with the friends I’ve made here at preView. I know this is not exactly possible, but I feel like I could maintain contact with a few. I also am just curious as to how this experienced affected all of the students involved, and what they are going to do with their lives now that this is over. I have decided, though while decent at it, I don’t think I could follow through with art as an occupational, long-lasting thing. I will probably have an emphasis in it, at whatever college I decide to attend, but I doubt I will major in any art field. For me, this was a very exciting, and insightful experience and I am glad I decided to follow through with it.
Today, not only did I manage to have all of my school work done, but I also managed to ONLY sit around and play xbox all day. This is partially due to the fact that it is storming outside, and also due to the fact that my roommate brought down a game that I am extremely addicted to. I slept in until noon, and lazily sat around and played xbox, while in the company of my best friends here at CCAD. It was actually extremely fun, and gave me a glimpse of what I would like college to be like one day. Work first, then just have a great time on the side. On top of that, I didn’t exactly do all that much today, therefore I don’t have entirely too much to blog about. Except for the fact that I have nothing to blog about. Well, I’m going to go and play some more video games,
I love how Adam Brouillette exaggerates through the use of cartooning.
Today we (us students at CCAD PreView) listened in on 3 professional artists, as they gave powerpoint presentations over their work. Now, given, I am a teenager. Usually we do not handle presentations, and lectures very well at all. But there was something different about one of the presentations I listened in on today. It was the presentation given by Adam Brouillette, over his life’s work. I felt like I directly related to Adam not only on an artistic level, but also on a personal level. We share many common interests and hobbies. We both drum, play guitar, are in bands, are interested in comics, have created our own comics, and take life less literal than those around us. His stance on human situations through his art work in Little Industries, is directly how I look at life through art. He represents life in a comical sarcastic way with cartoons, I do the same but with anatomical structures. Like I said, his presentation really struck home. I’ve never thought about the artist’s life through the perspective that Adam has presented in his lecture. Mr. Brouillette’s presentation made me look at art in a different way and his presentation has moved me to pursue art with more enthusiasm than I have been.
One of the most grand juxtapositions presented upon the paradoxical complications of the artistic society as we know it today, is the mind-blowing concept of elegance through simplification.