so here’s the thing. a lot has happened, but also nothing has happened at the same time.
i finally told my art teacher off and i’m really glad i didn’t get a pink slip because she had given out two already that day.
so it happened like this.
our new project (i got a 75 on the paper mache) is a quilt pattern, that will never make it past the “paper planning stage.” so basically it’s just drawing a bunch of squares, and dividing each square into two halves, and shading in one half of each square to make a pattern. i think that makes sense.
so when she explained the rules to me, she didn’t tell me that i could have no more than four (4) shaded or unshaded halves touching each other.
so my first design had 10 or so unshaded halves touching.
so i overhear this rule from another table and i ask if mine is okay.
she says no
so i said “well, i think it still looks cool, so can i keep it?”
she said, “sure you can keep it, you just won’t get full credit.”
“well, i think, since you didn’t explain the rules fully, i should be able to get full credit because it still looks cool.”
“i promise you it won’t look cool on paper.”
“well, i’m gonna keep it and do the other 5 patterns by the rules.”
“why don’t you just fix it?”
“because i don’t want to restart my project again just because YOU didn’t tell me all the rules, that’s stupid.”
“it’s one of the rules”
“it’s a stupid rule”
“have you ever finished a project this year?”
“i’ve finished all of the projects”
“but not to the best of your abilities”
“they’re stupid projects- this project is just geometry”
“this attitude is going to carry out in the rest of your life”
“the rest of my life isn’t YOUR art class- i’ll do the rest of the project according to the rules, but i’m not starting over”
and i didn’t get in trouble. my whole table was laughing while i was talking because they don’t like the class either.
we had our senior banquet on sunday. i led singing in front of the whole church.
i thought i would be nervous because i was doing six songs, but i prayed about it and other people prayed about it and i wasn’t nervous.
i almost cried. almost.
i am a MAN.
i’ll have pictures up later.
wow, hopefully this long entry makes up for the past ones.