It's officially the last couple of days of this semester! I have one portfolio to put together for Intaglio, then the final critique; one final assignment for Linguistics (I'll be saying lots of prayers for that because it's brutal); one presentation and lab assignment for Biology...and then I'm DONE! It's looking like I'll finish with two A's and two B's, maybe better than that. We'll see. Linguistics and Intaglio are the uncertain ones right now.
I'm still waiting for my financial aid package to be finalized for next school year. I'm currently in process of looking for another job too. I'm hopeful that the UA Career Services department can assist with this - so far though, I've managed to apply for several with no information back. Although, I did attract the attention of a lovely scammer that had to be reported. Sigh! Only me!
Sandscript notified me of which pieces of artwork were accepted for publication. "The Dream" (painting) and "Little One" (digital image). When I think back to a year ago, and how terrified I was to attend the presentation ceremony by myself (and all the drama involved with having someone volunteer to take me, and then getting out of that situation), and then being so scared AT the ceremony - how far I've come in that year. Yes, I'm not sitting at the ceremony currently as I write this, so anything can change/happen. But I will say that I only have random moments of anxiety any more. Of course I tend to stick to my routine, but HEY....I do deviate from it with an occasional jaunt across campus or drive around. The blinding panic I felt all the time before is relatively gone. I will say that if I'm counting the things I'm grateful for, this has to be up there at the top of the list.
The next week or so will determine whether I'll be having another huge change in my life. We'll see what happens, and I'll write more as it all unfolds. While this has been a HUGE stress over the past couple of months, and the thought of ANOTHER drastic upheaval in my life (i.e., change) terrifies me at times...maybe it's time to downsize and find something that won't be such a negative for me. I've been saying many prayers of positive thought over this. I'm resigned that whatever happens is what is meant to happen at this time.
I'll be working on getting my Etsy shop back up and running over the next couple of weeks too. I have too many pieces of artwork (Intaglio prints, paintings, sewing projects, etc) sitting around and I need them to go to new homes. If at all possible, I'll be popping paintings out of frames and selling for reduced pricing on either just the painting, or a matted painting. None of it does me any good sitting in my studio collecting dust. My focus is on finding homes for everything. I have nice things. People seem to respond favorably to my work. Let's try and make this work.
Anyhow, that's it for this week. I've posted photos here of the artwork that will be published in Sandscript. Good luck everyone with end of the semester and until next week!