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Crazy Idea...

As you all know, I've been taking a Photoshop course and it has proven to be quite an experience. I have been enjoying quite a lot and have come to the conclusion that I am not as hopeless with technology as I once thought I was. I am seriously considering taking another Photoshop/Illustrator/other fancy art software course this summer and may need to save up a bunch of money to get Photoshop (apparently, if I jump through enough hoops...I may be able to get a student discount through Adobe).

With all this in I sat through an excruciatingly difficult neuroscience paper in recitation tonight... (as I questioned why I even went into science in the first place)...

...I had a crazy thought...

...about writing and illustrating a book titled "An Epic Book of Badass Catholic Saints for Kids." I know the title may need a little bit of work...perhaps "A Child's Collection of Catholic Saints" would be more age-appropriate. On the other hand, considering how badass my drawings tend to be...that may not be the best title. Well, I have plenty of time to think about it as I continue with my PhD studies...but it would be an awesome alternative to all this science. I am having one of those "questioning major life decisions" weeks...along with a lot of other PhD students as FINALS approach.

The truth is, some days I just don't feel that science is the field for me...not so much because of difficulty. I can handle the material. What I don't like, however, is some of the attitudes I encounter as I delve deeper into my education. It just seems like there's too many people in the field that are in the sciences for the wrong reasons. There's too many people that just don't love it in the way that it should be loved. Of all the instructors I've had in the past 2 years or so (including courses where instructors were rotated), I have to say that the vast majority lacked a lot of that passion for the subject that I am trying so desperately to hold on to as time passes. Maybe it's the end-of-semester blues. Maybe it's the fact that I've spent so much of my post-high school days in school as friends and family my age are getting married and starting families. Maybe it's the fact that I'm approaching 30 and I am still walking around with a backpack, band tees, and socks/sandals (closed-toe sandals, of course, due to lab regulations). Maybe it's the fact that I can't finish watching season 2 of Downton Abbey as I study for the approaching finals....

 Okay, enough feeling sorry for myself and enough questioning life decisions...Back to badass things.

Incomplete Sketch...but even so....
Mace + Dragon Shield = Badass
I am still working on my latest "doodle" of Joan of Arc (I use that term loosely considering how little I've worked on it since...forever ago).

I think I may have to doodle some more saints as I think through this thing...but it feels like it may be a good idea.

Pax Vobiscum

1 comment:

  1. I like your sketch, you should finish it. And definitely you should do a kids book about Saints, that would be sweet.

    And why do some people have a capacity for art AND science/math? It should be one or the other - either you're left brained or you're right brained. YOU CAN'T BE BOTH :)