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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

I remember one of the first things my photo instructor told me was that I would have to think I'm rich and not be frugal with photography. It's tough to not think about money all the time especially when it is so much needed. Film, paper, darkroom time, cans of compressed air, portfolios, negative sleeves, equipment, laptops, etc. Throughout the last two years, students flash their plastic like nobody's business. I always wonder if it's either their money or their parent's and usually is the latter. Asking my parents for money was always one of those things I refrained from doing because well, I never needed it then. The guilt always settles and using their money on supplies to help me make art to express myself seems odd. Doesn't it? Using their money to make stuff to criticize how they brought you up?

Never have I realized that a lot of work I've made in the past 2 years have been a little selfish.. okay, sometimes a lot selfish. So it's always my perspective and how I feel neglected and all that bullshit but seriously, I've had it easy. They never tell me how our finances are really going, how they have the money to send me to school, how we have money for anything.

I don't know where I'm going but it's probably something good.

tomorrow's a busy day. and starts early too. ugh.

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1 Comments:
Anonymous Don said...

in the end, as long as you succeed, all is overlooked...?

parental love is weird. trust you. trust me, too.

i end up lie-ing about my money situation to them. it's just i learn'd a few tricks about plastic that will help me until i finish college.

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