Schooling is, Once Again, Flawed

In my art class I feel as though my teacher sees only one way of art: neat, well done and just perfect. As if there’s even a way to grade art in a such a way where everyone’s vision matches that exact description. I don’t really see how art is even a graded class. It should be you do your work in a timely fashion and get a 90 in the class. If you don’t 50. Either you pass it, or don’t. Almost like in my driver’s ed class. I feel as though art teachers, can judge artwork based on their vision of what art is. No two people have the exact taste in art without coming to an agreement on the fact that everyone is different. With that said, I understand if a student just slapped something together and said “done.” This is laziness and is understandable why an art teacher may give a low grade. But just because it’s finished in just a few minutes doesn’t mean that it’s not good. Maybe the student was actually thinking long and hard about what they wanted to draw. I mean does this ever occur to teachers? Other times it just comes to the student and they don’t want to lose that vision and it’s finished within 30 min of class, but it’s done well. My teacher gets so upset when I finish my work in roughly 40 minutes. But in all honesty I really do try to make it match her vision. So it’s not really my artwork. It’s more of hers than mine. This is where the grade is starting to over throw the creativity. I stopped trying to make things different and give new points of view on some of my artwork that I do because of that reason. At the rate I’m going I may finish art with a 75 because a teacher told me to be under certain guidelines. It just bothers me. It’s like I can’t express myself without being limited to what I can do. Imagination is limitless. Art teachers, please do yourself (and students) a favor and just grade artwork like a piece of art. Who knows, it may become famous one day and you gave a 60 on it.

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Back to the Grind

I’ve been back at school for a week now and honestly, I don’t miss the sleeping in. I just miss the fact there wasn’t a lot of stress during that time. I don’t mind school, in fact I really enjoy the hard schedule and work to match. However, there is stress that comes with this and it’s not that fun of a stress. There’s a good stress that minds you things need to be done, but there’s another stress which just makes you feel so overwhelmed by almost everything school has to offer.

I think I’ve gotten the hang of handling the stress over the years, but it feels as though it may never go away. This makes things seem almost impossible to deal with. I still feel the pain and suffering of any other high school student, but I think the only way to handle it is to study. I hate studying, but I get it done. Sadly, most teenagers don’t do this. It’s almost as though we can still manage to skim by without it and teachers don’t really do much. Maybe we had proof studying helps then it should help them with teaching us.

Another way to I found to reduce stress is to get a good nights’ rest. This means the 8 and half to 10 hour of sleep that is recommended by doctors and whoever else is there to back up that fact. I was able to tackle this week better than last week because I was able to get more sleep. Last week was certainly very difficult due to the fact I got, at most, 6 hours of sleep each night. Well, I guess that’s expected.

Shopping and doing the things I do best are probably the best way for me to get over a long week. Now, I do this over the weekend when I know I don’t have a lot of things to do. This gives me time to think and relax a little bit. Even if it’s just a few hours of relief,it’s better than nothing. Starbucks runs are just great for the soul to begin with so it’s just an added bonus. On Sundays, I do some sort of studying for school and then I do some cleaning up in my room.

So with all of my busy days I do find ways to hang out and chill. I don’t really do much beyond this little set up of mine, but it did take time to perfect and with it now in motion I will eventually find ways to tweak it. Little things sometimes seem to be over looked, but that’s why they count so much.

Fashion, Class and a Whole Lot of Love

Seeing as to how I’m into fashion it’s only natural to be classy, yet loveable. While everyone is posting about New Year’s and all that great stuff I am actually very content with just having good fashion sense, staying classy, and chasing after useless love like any responsible teenager would. Although I’m different from a lot of people.

I don’t set resolutions for the upcoming year. However, setting goals are key in life, but one should have goals set throughout the year. Like creating a to do list for the week. Last year (2014) I set a few goals for school and made just about every one of them because I did it on my own terms, not some giant holiday to makeup for the years’ losses.

This year I don’t really have a plan. I’m going to take things day by day and make the best decisions I possibly can. And if it weren’t for the fireworks I could make a good decision to get some sleep. Good thing I don’t have anything planned tomorrow. Anyway, happy 2015 and may it be great!