I bought lots of new paper - drawing paper, a new sketchbook, fancier paper. I also bought a fancy new pen and some new pencils. And brown and white embroidery floss. I need need need to make some new work. I'm starting to feel kind of unsatisfied with what I'm doing. I also didn't really make anything over break, except for a self-portrait that I'm less than happy about.
I have a bunch of scribbles and have made a bunch of stuff, so its not like I wont have anything to show at critique. I'm still ridiculously unsatisfied though. Well, maybe I'm just being hard on myself. I am satisfied, almost. But its been a while since I've really devoted myself to one specific project. The weird thing about sem is that I've been making lots of smaller things and essentially developing "collections". Which I don't think is a bad thing. It's just different - I'm not used to not devoting several weeks on one single piece. I would really like to put all of my focus into one thing for a little bit, though. I think I need to create something that is really really important to me (not that my work now isn't important... its a different kind of important).
I've been ridiculously focused on finding jobs and applying to things, but I need to make something soon.