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I got "ooooh"s!!!

Tonight was my final class. As the other folks presented their projects I began to feel nervous and actually believed that my project was all wrong and I shouldn't present it at all. Eventually I had to just get it over with.

As I unwrapped it and presented it there were actually "ooohs" and "aaaahs" because they were so impressed with it. I didn't hear anyone else in the class get ooohs and aaaahs during presentation. It reminded me of the feeling of presenting my art to an audience like when when I did a dance solo for an audience of 500 last summer or the time in junior college when I presented my finished film to the rest of the school's film department students. Praise for one's art is an ecstasy beyond all others. Because my art is representative of who I am and how I express my divinity in this incarnation. And the world says YES! Or in this case, my class did.

I was very moved by many of the presentations. I got to see into the hearts and spirits of my classmates and many of the presentations included gifts to take home.

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Glad you got inspired...
Thanks. :)
So, are you going to post pictures of your creation?
Nah. I already posted a picture of the pre-altered version in a previous post (when I picked it up at Value Village). I think it wouldn't look like much or have any real meaning except to those who have taken the class and so understand what the piece is about.
Congratulations! Very proud of you :)
Yay thank you! :)

way to go!

Ummmyeeaaahhh, it's very nice and exhilirating, that feeling you get when others are appreciative of your work. Sounds to me like you were maybe overly critical, something which can be good in moderation, but you have to be careful not to overdo it or you never complete any of your projects. A proper attitude of self-criticism is also easier to maintain once you get to where you're doing stuff for yourself rather than class assignments etc.

Re: way to go!

"A proper attitude of self-criticism is also easier to maintain once you get to where you're doing stuff for yourself rather than class assignments etc."

I had not considered this. Thank you!
Because my art is representative of who I am and how I express my divinity in this incarnation. And the world says YES!

Good stuff!
See, this is why I LOVE in-class crits. You slave over something in which you really believe, and put it up for everyone to see. And they usually love it. I'm so glad your presentation went well! It's such a good feeling to know that something very true to you, an expression of who you really are, is so appreciated and accepted by total strangers. Congratulations! (I'm going through a similar crit today!)
Thanks. And good luck!
"Praise for one's art is an ecstasy beyond all others. Because my art is representative of who I am and how I express my divinity in this incarnation. "

Wow, that's really cool. That makes my heart swell. That sounds stupid but I don't know how else to say it.

What was your presentation? Can we see it?
I'm not sure my presentation would make sense to anyone who doesn't share my spiritual practice and philosophy. To them it would just look like a giant giant candle holder with stuff hanging on it.

It's on my alter now. Maybe I should take a picture of the entire alter. Although it's kind of sacred to me, so I'm not sure I should share it.

And I had no idea you had a spiritual side!
"And I had no idea you had a spiritual side!" That's interesting. I think anyone suffering with existential angst by definition has a spiritual side. I think all those shiney happy people don't think about spirituality much.
Interesting thought. I have a very strong spiritual side though, and am a very happy person, at base. Not sure how shiney I am though.

I don't think it takes someone to suffer (more than we all suffer) before they turn to introspection - and thus possibly to spiritulity. There are many people out there who lead uninspected lives though, and it's hard to quantify what the difference might be.
Yeah, all I'm saying is that hating life makes one ponder questions about the existence of god and all that crap. I'm sure there is an elegant quote on the subject somewhere, but not at my fingertips. I didn't mean at all that content people are not spiritual.