Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Into the woods, it's time to go.

"Better stop and take stock
while you're standing here stuck
on the steps of the palace."
--Into the Woods: "On the Steps of the Palace"

I'm rediscovering Into the Woods. It's always a perfect epic metaphor for whatever is going on in one's life. And chock full of COUNTLESS incredible quotes.

I started withdrawing from classes today, and sending necessary emails to TAs and whatnot. I still have to email Mary (Modern teacher) and Eileen (Creative Tools teacher) to ask about auditing their classes since I still want to participate, I just can't handle the work. It all left me very glum and queasy, even if it's what I need to do.

So I forced myself out of the house to buy supplies for a community school art class I'm taking (more on that in a second), then met Steve for dinner at Liberty Market. I love that place. Such fabulous food, desserts and coffee, and I love all the people that work there. I had tasty pasta, then Irish Coffee and a snickerdoodle. Liberty Market is the ONLY place that makes snickerdoodles as good as my family. Then I bought a chocolate truffle cookie for later, and got pints of their tasty caprese pasta salad and sweet potato salad. Feeling a little better about things now, all Irish Coffee warm and fuzzy. Liberty Market has amazing healing powers.

So this art class I signed up for is called Alternative Painting Processes and it's a 6-week night class given through the ASU community school. I've been wanting to take it for a long time, but haven't had my nights free until now. It's basically a class in funkier non-traditional art things like acrylic transfers, encaustic, and COLLAGE (which I LOVE). MY kind of art class. I had fun shopping for supplies tonight, even though art stuff is SO expensive. But I now own all these snazzy tubes of acrylic paint with delicious names like Dioxazine Purple, Titanium White, Cerulean Blue, and my favorite name: Alizarin Crimson (mostly because it's used in the song "Wear Your Love Like Heaven" originally by Donovan, but I love the Sarah McLachlan version the best). I'm really excited to get crazy with something different.

"So then which do you pick:
Where you're safe, out of sight,
and yourself, but where everything's wrong?
Or where everything's right
and you know that you'll never belong?"
--Into the Woods: "On the Steps of the Palace"

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