Odyssey

My name is Sarah Hornbeck.
"Photography is my passion. The search for truth is my obsession." -Alfred Steiglitz

omgthatdress:

Dress and Coat
Callot Soeurs, 1920s
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

omgthatdress:

Dress and Coat

Callot Soeurs, 1920s

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

stencils:

  Space Invasions (by _Kriebel_)

stencils:

  Space Invasions (by _Kriebel_)

My room at night.  (Taken with instagram)

My room at night. (Taken with instagram)

modcloth:

A cute, Union Jack cake via BBC Recipes.

modcloth:

A cute, Union Jack cake via BBC Recipes.

I have decided

I’m moving to Chicago within a few months of returning to America. I am skipping out on next semester to settle into my new home, get a decent job, find a school, and continue figuring out what I want to do about my degree and what I want to do after college. I don’t know if I should finish my degree or start a new one. I hate the “art” I make. There isn’t much I’ve done in the past 4 years to be proud of. I’m a slow learner. It takes me longer than the time I’ve been allotted to become skilled at these art forms. Yeah, I’m not gonna be a pro when I first start. That’s not what I expect, but with the skills I have learned, I should be able to create something better. I know this because I see my peers’ artwork. Maybe art is something I need to keep to myself until I can create a portfolio to be proud of. My tutors expect my work to be ready to show to the real world. That’s not how I see it. I see it as testing what I’ve learned. It’s not the best work because it is new to me and therefore takes me longer, factoring in trial and error. It is the best I can do with what I have slowly learned. Nobody needs to have this much pressure on them about ART. Art is supposed to be passionate and enjoyable, but I am being suffocated. I started a new class this week, and for the first time in a long time, I am inspired. I have so many ideas. Ideas that develop instead of crumble. I am realizing I need to RESEARCH my ideas for art. Yeah, they sort of teach that at my home uni, but it’s something I never thought about doing for my personal benefit. A big difference between English and Americans is that English think before acting and Americans act before thinking. Americans say, “Think of an idea and do it.” English say, “Think of an idea, research it, plan it, do it.” I’m not saying that Americans are all bad compared to English, but the English way of thinking is certainly refreshing.

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omgthatdress:

Ensemble
1930s
Whitaker Auctions

omgthatdress:

Ensemble

1930s

Whitaker Auctions

leetakeuchi:

Disney ‘Up’ House
This is a full-scale rendition of the house that Carl and Ellie lived in from the Disney / Pixar cartoon movie, ‘Up’. It’s a real, 2800-square feet house with four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. It was built by Bangerter Homes in four months with the full blessing of Disney Entertainment Group.
 (by IronRodArt - Royce Bair)

leetakeuchi:

Disney ‘Up’ House

This is a full-scale rendition of the house that Carl and Ellie lived in from the Disney / Pixar cartoon movie, ‘Up’. It’s a real, 2800-square feet house with four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. It was built by Bangerter Homes in four months with the full blessing of Disney Entertainment Group.

 (by IronRodArt - Royce Bair)