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Why, that is me!

why, that is me!

Sarah Edythe Adams

I have to admit something, guys: I’m having a bit of a crisis here. I went to art school on the east coast for a while, but the boys there didn’t know how to behave, so I came home to figure out all of this art stuff on my own. I wish I could say it was better or easier, or that I was intensely inspired by “the art school experience,” or that I’m even prepared for life AT ALL. To be perfectly honest, the majority of my work right now (well, what little there is, anyway) is purely fueled by the OCINIAS (Oh Crap I‘m Not In Art School) personality disorder, commonly referred to as What The Fuck Do I Do Now. The three major symptoms of OCINIAS are: making things people don’t need, making things people don’t want, and making things people don’t need or want to see. Other symptoms that are commonly associated with OCINIAS are: doing absolutely nothing for weeks at a time, loss of sleep, and throwing oneself into a passionless dayjob. All of this is done in a frantic, frenzied manner. As you can see, this is a crippling mental illness, and while it is an inspiration for a great deal of my work, I am unfortunate enough to suffer from it daily.

The Sleep Machinery Project

I suppose I have a really loose interpretation of “work,” because I think that just being alive is so much work at something you don’t always want to do. The machinery is always going. Even when you sleep. Andy Warhol

I created this blog in order to fight against the effects of OCINIAS in my life. One of the worst parts of Not Being in Art School is the feeling that nobody cares anymore. Nobody cares if you draw every day or not. Nobody cares if you slip into a heartless desk job and you spend your freetime reading Twilight novels instead of painting. Nobody cares if you are really painting in your studio, or just dicking around. The feeling that one is creating in a vacuum is almost as scary as staring blankly into deep space.

I’m just too lazy to draw for myself.

There, I said it.

After all, the whole point of a drawing is to be seen. That’s all drawings exist for, and if I’m going to make them, I’ve got to show them to people. Hopefully, by posting images on this blog, I’ll be inspired to make more…stuff. By creating this blog and saying to the world, “I am an artist,” I’m holding myself accountable for all of those empty pages in my sketchbook and puting a fire under my butt to fill a few. After all, can you really call yourself an artist if you aren’t making any art? Well, maybe Andy was right: sometimes, it’s just enough to keep the machine working. But if I were to die tomorrow, I know that my only regret would be that I didn’t leave enough art in the world to show it how much I love every part of it.

So…it’s time to get working.

All content © Sarah Edythe Adams, 2009.

One Comment leave one →
  1. katie permalink
    June 28, 2009 4:57 am

    i love you sarah! you’re my favorite artist!

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