Rollin, rollin, rollin.....
That's how I feel my life is anymore. It's going by at warp speed. And I don't seem to be able to do anything other than hang on for dear life. Oh and try to enjoy the journey whenever I can. That is key, really, and I have to remember to keep that at the TOP of my priority list. Positive outward, positive inward.
I'm heading into final's time for the semester. Yes....I know. Where did the time go? I am determined to be calm throughout the upcoming weeks. It will definitely be a challenge. This time period tends to stress me the hell out. And I'm already feeling the pressure of getting artwork done and papers written. So forgive me if I'm terribly neglectful of my website and blog for the next several weeks. I promise, it's only temporary and I will return full steam ahead blogging and posting.
I'd like to revamp parts of the website - at least the artwork page. To have maybe two sections to it: one for past work, and one for current available work. Which leads me to wanting to photograph (in a controlled studio environment) the framed work so I can have images that truly portray what it is, what it looks like, and the framing choices I've made. I've invested the money in matting and framing, I need to be smarter about showing it off. Especially since I don't have available a studio space or gallery where it's hung for potential buyers. I need to remember that my website is a virtual gallery. Plus, if people don't know that I have pieces available, how can I ever hope to sell them? So yeah, this is a goal for the upcoming months.
I still haven't heard about the Medici Scholarship that I applied for. Maybe this week? If it is awarded to me, then I need to also make some decisions about Grad School too. Because if I'm traveling and doing plein air painting to produce a cohesive body of work, the plan is to use it for submission as a portfolio as part of the application process. We'll see. No decisions have to be made now.
I've decided to stay in my current apartment. The thought of moving...well, finding a place, paying down to get into new place and then moving.... I just can't do it. Yes, them raising the rent on the roach trap is ridiculous. BUT....I have to do what's best for me. I have two very busy semesters to get through next year, a decision to make about Grad School, and I don't always make the same amount of money each payday, so I have to have someplace affordable that doesn't stress out a limited budget. Currently, that's where I'm at. I love the downtown/4th Avenue/historic University areas - but those come with a price tag that would stress me out. Another goal for the upcoming months is to really work on staying on budget. Sigh. Such a huge challenge for me. But I am tired of always running short and worrying about what do I do if there's an emergency. I'm going to apply for one of the honors art studios at school too, so that will free up some much needed space in the front room. PLUS, I'll be able to have a place to store finished work.
Anyhow, I have papers to write. Have a great week everyone!
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