Those are all very kind words. I've spent the last week finishing a glass piece that I started over a year ago. It is extremely rewarding hanging infront of one of my windows. Life's a trip man, to say the least. I'm going to meet one of the other x-students tomorrow for a beer after work. She unfortunately spent everything she had and moved here from San Francisco. I'm getting her a job and will definately buy the drinks. Getting blind sided definately sucks but I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason. Life is full of obstacles and I, just like the rest of us, have come across my share. There is no point in sheltering yourself from reality and the world when unwillingly placed in the spotlight. With that in mind I will only perservere and continue to thrive in my own assbackwards fucked little mind that I for one consider creative. I made a beautiful pile of sticks the other day. It was shaped like a big egg and took me almost four hours. I'd love to share photos.
I don't mind falling back on my trade. At least its not my degree! I'm more than likely going to get this job which will pay me about forty a year. Not too shabby. Mental clarity of course is more important, but I'll take it where I can get it these days.
Thanks and love.
Money is cheap, Dreams are priceless.........Time is the great equalizer.
As oroboros said spend time with your son, Believe me, I am there with you, the time you spend with your son will be the dreams you realize, which will bring you the money to keep it all flowing. It's really all about love.
peace,love and hope.
good luck, pk
The one called Tim speaks truth. You should make a movie about the whole deal, cinema verite like, call it "the Shit Creek Project" or something. Shoot it on the cheap and post it in episodes on YouTube. Stillshots get posted here at dead.net. Stay rooted in the facts, but feel free to insert copious amounts of weirdness (example: the director didn't die, he was kidnapped by Men in Black being mind controlled by aliens who don't want your awesome talent released. Its a conspiracy!). Gonzo moviemaking. And you've got a bunch of 'heads that will take care of the viral marketing.
You've got a year, so it better be good. And don't forget my executive producer credit ;^D
Hang in, bro', and cheers,
current situation and emotion to pour into your art, into a screenplay or storyboard for the upcoming years experience. Personal difficulty, setbacks and even angst can be fuel for your creative side. Don't let it eat you, instead ustilize this as creative 'fuel'. Journal it out and keep track of what works for you and when you struggle, know that this can be another practice your walk.
And enjoy your time with your son (it goes so fast). Endure and persevere.
Take care, Tim
hope the year passes fast and well.
hey chris, sometimes these things happen
for a reason we can't see until later. having
done a lot of swimming in shit's creek myself,
i can tell you... dig in man, don't get thrown
by it, there is something greater going on
that maybe none of us can see yet. keep your
art going, find a way to do it without the
benefit of the school for now, you will
get stronger, your art will become
unbreakable through this. these are all
just creative obstacles that all the people
we call artists have to get through, survive,
and WHEN you do, you'll see its not a
setback, but a test of whether you really
WANT it. look around, see how much
good you got in your life, cherish it, and
let it out into your art. you gotta turn shit
creek into sweetwater lake baby!
"lord knows i've paid some dues
gettin' through" b.dylan
thats sucks,dude! sorry to hear that but like mom says, 1yr goes by fast, just don't get hung up on the down side... new director new visions
good luck getting that job to get you thru the year! i still await your feature film "mindless cattle on the boneless chicken ranch"
Keep the faith, 1 year goes by really fast!!
Hope you get the job too!!
You sound like an awesome, good, kind guy. Congratulations! You have some thing to look forward to (in a year). You got in!!
I worked like hell to get accepted to this particular film school. When I recieved the notice that I got in I fucking cried. I was one of ten students and one of six Americans. I recieved a letter last week informing me that the primary director died and that the school has to close for at least a year. It takes about a year to get an a replacement approved and accredited to run such an institute. Therefore, no school. I'm very sad and fucking confused. I love my son and he is the main reason why I am able to keep my life together right now. Today I applied for a very good job and I think that I am a shoe-in. We'll see. Sometimes life fucking sucks. I'm down, man. Way down, but not out. Palabra pendejo!