Brionna J: Stumbling Along…

Studio Art

I hope I’m using this blog correctly!

I’m finding that the fear of losing art/ losing what’s “beautiful” in the world, keeps me anxious. I go onto this site, stumbleupon.com, almost daily. My roomate from sophomore year introduced me to the site (during finals week of fall semester–how untimely), and I’ve been in love with it ever since.

I encourage you all to go onto the site WHEN YOU HAVE TIME (REPEAT: NOT WHEN YOU’RE TRYING TO GET THINGS DONE!), maybe you’ll understand how I feel about it. The site isn’t original by any means, it’s a compilation of “cool things on the internet”, customizable by subject, etc. I find it incredibly inspirational, but at the same time, painful. Each time I “like” a page (I try to do so sparingly, so it actually MEANS something), I feel obligation to it, to its topic. A lot of pages about art, writing, and psychology catch my eye, I base many of my personal poems on findings on the site, or the nature of the site.

It all reminds me of the quote from American Beauty:

“Sometimes there’s so much beauty in the world I feel like I can’t take it, like my heart’s going to cave in…”

It just makes me anxious, the thought of clicking away from a page of poetry, being alright forgetting it.

Some of my favorite findings from StumbleUpon:

Photo: Anka Zhuravleva

Site about sketch book ideas (hmmm…research file…)

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2ctS4a/www.nisk.k12.ny.us/departments/art/sketchbookideas.html

http://www.stumbleupon.com/home/

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3 thoughts on “Brionna J: Stumbling Along…

  1. yes, I love StumbleUpon…I have been subscribing to it for awhile. You can sign up for what interests you and get regulars emails linking you to inspiring sites.

  2. I love this site also! I’ve found so much great art and music from it, among other things. It helps you find pages related to your interests that you would probably never come across on your own. But I agree that this is not the best site to go to when you have a lot to do. It’s way too easy to stay on it for a long time!

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