Nothing earth shattering happening here at Stollen Central during the passed few days. The start of the new academic term at school has left little time for work on figures, but I’ve managed to get half of the monster-sized regiment base coated with artist’s acrylic gesso. They look pretty good this morning now that everything has dried. This evening, if all goes well, I’ll get an hour or so to move on with the third batch of 20 figures.
As for school, yesterday went well, although things always start far too early in the morning for me. My students seem nice and relatively attentive for now, but we’ll see how that goes in the coming weeks. There are always a few who end up M.I.A. (missing in action) or fall through the cracks somehow.
Sigh. The end of summer vacation is always a bit sad. When I was a high school and university student myself, the start of school was always an exciting time. But I suppose I’ve become a bit jaded now that I’m on the other side of the desk. Sure, I enjoy teaching writing and composition, but talking about the subject is never as much fun as doing it.
The really interesting course that I’m teaching this semester does not begin until next week – another film noir course, but this time with a writing/research intensive component. THAT course is one that I’m looking forward to. You know, I’ve really gotta get myself a fedora to go with that trench coat!