There is less to look forward to than I realized, and more alone time than I anticipated.
I have very specific ideas about what I want as a money-making time-filler. I feel as though I have at least a few months before I have to re-evalute them.
I've been submitting applications to dream-jobs (full-time art teacher at a local Friends School), spending lots of time formulating convincing sentences about my teach philosophy, and making the corner spot of my L-shaped couch a little squishier.
Today, I spent a few hours tearing apart and packing up my studio 813 at PAFA. It felt like I was putting down a pet, or saying good bye to a friend. Forever. My heart is heavy, but I know there's so much more right around the corner. The option of a shared studio space has me caught between emotions - excitement and fear (of not being able to afford it).
I'm not a self-starter. You'd think with all this down time I would have gotten all my house painting done, deep-cleaned the wood floors and jumped back into my exercise regiment.
picture via rachelclark twitter
I did get a rejection letter. Accomplishment? Sure.
My family-friend graduation weekend was spectacular. I was terrible - terrible - at taking pictures, but family and friends with awesome-er cameras stepped up. I've collected a few pictures from the opening and the weekend.
[I always get really upset when I have visitors, and realize that we didn't take enough pictures while they were here.] ...OH well, move forward :)
my wall with Julie Jung (collector) and myself
parents with classmates (and more of my thesis work behind them)
Michael and I
mom and I (I have her blue eyes)
The next day included cheesesteaks from both Pat's and Geno's (shh!), Reading Terminal, and more drinks and food:
Sunday morning was short and sweet - a walk to and breakfast at Honey's. It was perfect weather, and I look forward to the day when my childhood friends come back and share more time with me in Philly.
walking - everywhere
Friends since 4th grade
Thanks again for photos from Rachel, Rafael and Ruth!
Looking forward to tomorrow, and the options it's going to bring :)