Paintings are still hanging in Caffe' Luce' on Campbell and River! Please consider stopping by and taking one home. Don't be scared off by the price - these are original paintings and not prints.
Okay...commercial done. :) I have the next three weeks off from school. And I really am looking forward to having uninterrupted painting time. Ha! That sounds a bit ironic doesn't it? I want you all to buy my work, but I'm eager to make more. Being an artist is never ending hard work, and takes lots of practice. Sometimes the practice results in a beautiful painting that I frame and want to share. Just as much though, the practice results in many, many pieces that are what I call "throw-aways". And as much as I love to be surrounded by my work, I'd like it more to be in someone's home to enjoy.
The semester ended relatively quietly. I ended up with two B's and three A's. The lesson learned from these past weeks is to focus on those things that I can control. And continue pushing forward to satisfy my own goals. I will never cave to bullying or nastiness directed toward me. It is within each of us to be better people. I will continue to walk in grace, and regardless of what is directed at me, I will be a light for others to see. So I will take one of those B's and know that I remained true to me despite a professor's unprofessional manner. And if that meant I didn't attend a "final" at his house due to not wanting to be fake, then so-be-it. Life is very short. I choose to be positive outward, positive inward.
I'm taking the steps to apply for Medicaid/AHCCCS benefits for 2017. With my recent fall at school, I realize that I need health insurance. I think there is something systemically going on with me too. I suspect fibromyalgia, but it could be just old age too. Ha! Plus, I'm very tired of running out of money before the semester is over. Yes, I could budget much better than I have been. BUT...I'm smart enough to realize that I need some help. Including medical insurance. We'll see how the application process goes. It's never easy. And the worst thing could be being turned down for benefits. It's happened before. And I've survived.
Not much else to report currently. Trying to decide if I want to pick up an additional class to bring my total up to 19, plus the 8-week online class at Pima. It won't be any additional money. I'll just need to decide before they release my financial aid to my account. Anyhow...have a good week everyone. Do something nice for someone. You just never know what that other person may be going through.