Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I sat in the new campus pub with two of my roommates, getting soaked up into the musical talent I never knew Sackville had so much of. My roommate, Eric was performing for the Conduct Becoming Songwriter's Competition so we went to support him. I was blown away by everyone's unbelievable voices and instrumental skills. I was blown away by how effortless it was for them to get up in front of a crowd and perform so flawlessly. My toes actually grew numb, as I watched in awe.

My roomie, Eric, performing.

I could easily tell how passionate the performers were about their music, as it was reflected in how they, themselves, got lost in their performance. I sat, mesmerized, getting lost in their performances also. I was ecstatic I was able to go out and experience this, but sad that many others had not. I think it's important to go out and support your fellow classmates and see the talent they really have. So next time you have the opportunity, definitely do it!

I think it's important to be passionate about something. Whether it be, schoolwork.. or a hobby. ANYTHING! It's fortunate for me that what I'm most passionate about is, both, my schoolwork and my hobby. Art. There's nothing more satisfying than slipping on my headphones, picking up a paintbrush and getting lost into the brush strokes I lay against my canvas. It amazes me how how I've learned since I've been here. It's really incredible having the opportunity to be in an artistic environment, surrounded by talented artists - both my professors and my classmates - e v e r y d a y. I've inevitably learned so much, adapting new styles and whipping up motivation for myself. I look back on artwork I've done before I came to Mount A and I realize how much I've learned here. I really couldn't imagine any place else being more perfect to grow as an individual and as an artist.

I find it hard to believe that I'm in my third year already. I really find it it hard to believe that I'll be graduating next year. I remember on the first day of class in first year, my professor was telling us that our time here at MtA will fly by and to make the best of it. He told my classmates and I that each year will go by faster than the one before it. It is so bizarre how true this really is.

We'll be getting our first snowfall before we know it. We can always expect a lot of it here in Sackville. I love that feeling that accompanies the first snowfall. Excitement fills up inside of me as I peer out the window, gazing out upon the big white fluffs of snow that fall from the sky. Ah yes, that feeling of Christmas in the air. Christmas break will be here before we know it. My last exam is early this semester so I have about three weeks to spend at home in Cape Breton for the break.

It may not be beginning to look a lot like Christmas, but it certainly is beginning to feel like it. I foresee the coldness of the wind stinging my face on the walk to class...

It's time to bundle up and head off to the studio. Talk to you later folks!

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