A crisis of Confidence…

So yesterday I was struggling with the idea of identity.

In Second Life I am known as Gracie Kendal. Face Book, Gracie Kendal- Twitter, Gracie Kendal- Myspace, Gracie Kendal- LinkedIn, Gracie Kendal….

Where do you draw the line between RL representation and SL representation? As an artist in RL, I upload my works to Second Life and sell digital virtual copies of my work. I use SL to help get my work out there to a worldwide audience. No one can deny that SL is wonderful for that. But where is the line drawn for crossing over into RL? I applied for the MA in painting Fall of 2008. When I first approached the painting professors with my art and artist statement. They said, one thing that drew me to them, was Second Life. Would I have been accepted on my art ability alone? How long do I use my SL persona and the idea of SL to promote my art? I am going to apply for my MFA February 5th, and I am worried that if I get accepted it will be on the basis of SL. That my art won’t be able to stand alone without it. Especially in the contemporary established artworld that I am trying to break into. How do I incorporate SL into my artist statement. My art hasn’t necessarily been about SL, although my most recent works, come from the emotional rollar coaster that I have gone through from my experiences in SL. How do I put that in my artist statement. I am challenging myself to use SL more IN my art, rather than for my art.

How do I use the social networking tools out there to promote both Gracie Kendal and Kristine Schomaker?

Ugh!!!  I am overwelmed with these thoughts. Trying to make some sense.

I’d love your comments, advice and help, since most of you can understand where I am coming from.

Thank you so so much.

I look forward to hearing from you :)))

WOW 2009 Already!!!???

Well, I decided to check out my blog here, and I totally didn’t realize I havent updated it on over a year. WOW!!!

I can’t believe it. Time does go by sooo fast, doesn’t it?

And honestly, I can’t even remember everything that has happened this year.

Even more honestly, I am kinda glad its over, and a new year has come upon us. Phew!!!

I am definitely going to make an effort to keep it updated.

I have heard there are a few people, I think I can count them on one hand, who want to read it, so that is very cool. hehehe

I have been in Second Life over 2 years now, and it has been very very good to me. I have made the most amazing friends, gone to wonderful concerts and art events and have grown as a person, because of my experiences here. I look forward to challenging myself and growing even more over the next year.

Over this past year, I have sold my first RL paintings through people I have met in Second Life. That was sooo amazing to me. I love the crossover that SL allows. My art is able to reach a worldwide audience which is most exhilirating 🙂 I definitely look forward to blurring the boundary between RL and SL even more this next year.

At the beginning of 2008, I was working on my Masters Degree in Art History. Over the summer, I made the important decision to change my objective to Painting. I think this was the best decision I could have ever made. Over the fall semester at California State University Northridge, I have been thriving in my painting class. I have been pushing and challenging myself to find my contemporary and more specifically Postmodern voice. I was officially accepted into the Masters program in Painting on December 5th, after an official portfolio review. That was soooo great. I was thrilled. On Feb 5th, I am applying for the MFA program in painting. We shall see what happens.

Thank you so so much for all of your support.

I look forward to hearing from you and chatting with you more in the future 🙂

Please check out my other sites…

http://www.kristineschomaker.net

http://www.kristineschomaker.blogspot.com

twitter: Graciekendal

Facebook: Gracie Kendal

A look back on 2008…

Exposure Art Gallery show

Artropolis Studio

Cal State Univ Northridge MA show

Champion Valiant Artist Cooperative

My Studio at Pirandello

Poster for show at Aho Museum

Poster for Anandra show

Gracie Postcard