I started the page a day project on 16 March this year. 3 books and 6 months later, what began as a whim rapidly snowballed into an all-out obsession, and I have loved ever minute of it!
This is starting to sound a bit final, a bit endy, and it isn’t that at all. Although I won’t be starting the inevitable book 4 straight away…
Tomorrow I enrol at art school to begin my degree.
I did the same last year, but cos of lack of applicants/the college’s hugely disorganised system, we found out on enrollment day there was no degree course.
My fallback plan was to use this year as training, practice, to develop and explore my creativity alone.
It’s my belief that life throws us curve balls sometimes which don’t make sense til later. It turned out that the last year also saw my home life turned upside down. If I’d been at school most likely I would’ve missed time and been fairly unfocussed as a result. Instead what I needed to balance this chaos was plenty of quiet alone time and to throw my soul into my art. Which I’ve certainly done!
At the time of typing to you, I’m in that space between kid-on-christmas-eve-anticiptation and yeh-like-it’s-gonna-actually-happen-this-time-cynicism. Gotta say, this isn’t a comfy space, but one way or the other, I’ll know by this time tomorrow!
So, watch this space folks – I’ll let you know tomorrow! 😉
11 thoughts on “beginning of a new adventure”
Good luck! 🙂
Cheers to a Colorfully New Adventure!
Lots going on for you, EG. Love the pile of pages. Makes me want to dive in. Good luck! Yes, some things are just meant to be.
Best wishes Eph, I’m very excited for you. Having gone through art school, a BFA Degree, 23 years of teaching high school art and now art courses at another art school I have some inklings (!) of what you are about to experience. You have prepared yourself well for this and I hope you will encounter teachers with integrity, meaningful courses and a wide variety of wacky class mates. I look forward to hearing of your new adventures (if you still find time to post – they will keep you very busy)…
A different ‘new book’ is opening. Uncertainty, unpredictability – all those things you have worked with this year and turned so well into beautiful, happy results – still there. You’ll be great. Watch the IK in art history lessons though!
Ooh art school sounds like a great adventure – soak it up like a sponge!
Hi Eph, bad timing I know but It’s my pleasure to have nominated you for the ‘Wonderful Team Member Readership Award’. For all details please visit my blog – art rat cafe. Thank you and I hope you can accept…
Journaling can lead only to good discoveries–about yourself, about others, about your amazing talent!
Such truth, it’s a rewarding and enlightening journey, and a joy to share. Thanks so for your lovely comments 🙂