It has been a good time since I posted something, and for that I am sorry. These past couple of weeks have been a bit busy, but in a good way. Let me fill you in on my life since my last post.
I have a position with the Orland Park Township in which I will be making PSA’s for thier comunnity channel, as well as possibly working on thier 30 minute segment programs and I may be working on a documantary for the towns 110th aniversary. I have designed a story board for the first PSA and have a meeting scheduald on thursday in which I shall pitch it and then (hopefully) beging filming. This has inspired in my a drive that hasn’t had the spark of ignition in quite some time, but I am happy to announce that the lazy artist in my is reawakening.
Ok, so with the exception of those last couple of ones, and watching an excessive amount of Stargate SG1, I have indeed been a busy little art major. Add into that mix a minumum of 20 hours for working, 9 credit hours of classes, and an unlimited amount of time spent coachin/ working on my Speech events, I also happen to be a busy little art major with hardly any time on his hands.
and very tired too!
I promise to start updating this blog a little more reuglarly but as the school year winds down, my workload increcease, so if I don’t it’s not because I’m a neglectful blogger, it’s because I’m really busy!
First off, a preface. This blogs major purpose is to discuss/ encourage the Arts of the world, or at least the ones that I know of here in Chicago. Now I could post a Valentines Day themed post by discussing poetry, or love poetry which there is an abundance of. Don’t get me wrong, I love poetry, but there are more important things, I feel, that should be brought up today.
Since I was young, I have been taught that the dinner table was not the place to talk about a) religion and b) politics. Growing up, I challenged this notion of conventional thinking and was met with aggravated responses that normally resulted in someone telling me that I was “just talking out of my ass.”
Which I always imagined would look like this.
However, I find it increasingly difficult to separate discussing art without discussing culture, and I realize that this is because art is culture. No matter how you look at it, even if you’re squinting. So this blog might be about politics just as much as it is about art, and though it was not my original intention, at times it seems unavoidable.
As I am technically a communications major and I enjoy public speaking, I recognize conversation as an art form. Conversation is an art form of discussion and there is a lot of discussing going on right now about many of things. After all, this is an election year. I think Rep. Maureen Walsh puts it very beautifully.
Yesterday, Washington Gov Chris Gregorie signed a bill into law, legalizing same-sex marriage, bringing the number of states that recognizes same sex marriage to a grand total of 7. In addition, New Jerseys state Senate passed a bill that recognizes gay marriage as well, according to NPR, making it the first time that state legislators endorsed the idea, even though they go up against a promise to veto by Gov Chris Christe.
According to NPR the vote went 24-16 in favor of the bill, up from 2010’s vote of 20-14 against it. That’s just 2 years. Though that is amazing, it’s also sad that it took that long.
This is an issue, that I feel very passionate about. I have many colleagues and friends, hell, even mentors that are homosexual, and I have know idea why anyone would want to deny a chance for anybody to be happy. Supporters of the right to marriage of same-sex couples are calling this a “civil rights milestone,” and I have to agree with them. I can’t think of a better way to honor a holiday about love then by recognizing the efforts of individuals that are fighting for others to be able to share their love with one another, regardless of whats between the legs.
And to me, this is poetry. Poetry of the best kind.
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.
Hello, welcome to The Artisan Rollcall. I hope to make this blog an informative blog about things happening in the world of the Arts, as well as events that pretain them that are local to me, here in the south suburbs of Chicago.
A couple things about me. I’m a twenty-something college student at Moraine Valley Community College and I study film and writing. I am an active participant on the two-year college Speech circuit, which means that I am a competative talker! I am a Barista at a local Starbucks Coffee House and I love my job. I live with my girlfriend and I have pet rats.
I’m starting this blog as an effort to persue my intrests in writing and at the same time, share my love for film, music, communications, and all the traditional art forms that exist. With this blog I hope to share with you my writing style and personality, and make this an enjoyable reading experiance as well as a benificial insight through sharing my opinions and ideas.
So go ahead, get comfortable. Grab a seat, get some coffee, and sink your teeth in to The Artisan Rollcall!