Struggling to Get Comfortable

Pretty early night, but they have been busy days. No class today because there was no lecturer this weekend. I went to the color photo orientation session and took care of email in the morning. The problem is, I have to still do the Black and White tutorial and I can’t do that till the next Friday. I got my other books today and was disgusted at what they cost.

I met up with the first person I met here (the nurse from Ireland) and we chatted for a while about my plan of action and what I was/am planning to do. I also read today and took notes as well as wrote tizz a letter on a typewriter (in the SFAI Library). Something that I don’t think I’ve ever done.

I also went to the gallery and talked with Eirik the photo major, second year. We have talked before and I may help him paint the darkroom later this weekend. There was one piece that really struck me at the gallery Donna Rocke Pache (?) in Neon basket weaving. Also the gloves / american flag piece, very striking.

I talked with Magnolia today as well and got invited to the student union Thursdays noon to one, and on the 10th of September there will be a “town meeting” sot of thing. She recommended that I talk with Larry Thomas, he’s acting as the interim president and academic affairs vice president. I’m going to calm down this weekend, organize my thoughts and get an appointment midweek, and If I don’t get I know I am someone who will mobilize students. I did computer training and skated and met Colin, an undergrad film maker from seattle who skates. Talked to Tizz and called Betsy if she wanted to dance, but no answer. Was asked If I wanted to go to third street to get a drink but I don’t have a good way of getting there. Rides=bad idea.

Published by Pete Ippel

Pete Ippel, the son of a dancer and a musician, was born in Oak Park, Illinois and has been surrounded by the arts since birth. He moved to Morris, Illinois in 1989 and started to participate in athletics rather than dance. After high school, Pete attended Cornell University where he received a BA in psychology and a BFA in photo / digital art making. He continued to follow his sporting dreams in the high jump, which culminated in a school record leap of 7 feet 1/2 inch in 2001. In May 2004 he attained an MFA degree in the New Genres department of the San Francisco Art Institute. Presently Pete is a practicing artist whose work is in numerous private collections and has been exhibited in New York, California, and internationally. Mr. Ippel resides in Working Artists Ventura, a sustainable artist community in southern California. In addition, he teaches art, is a web developer, an active blogger, and still high jumps from time to time. As a passionate problem solver and a pragmatic optimist, Pete’s art and his life are full of exciting challenges.

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