Last updated on July 27th, 2014 at 10:19 pm
Only two days left of completing my first semester of grad school!
How do I feel?
Happy, elated, exhausted and ready for vacation.
This semester has been a roller coaster ride.Â My confidence as an artist was challenged and I learned how to persevere.Â I have to admit, I did not like hardly any of the artwork I created this semester but reminded myself throughout theÂ semester thatÂ “it was the process” I was to focus on and not the outcome.
Then last Friday it happened.
After four months of struggle there was a silver lining.
I missed a class in October do to being out of town for a painting competition.Â My teacher informed us that for every class missed we had to do two workshops to make up the absence.
So Friday, in the rain and cold, I dragged myself to the 5:30 bus to ride into the city for my last make up class. And for the first time I drew a picture I liked.
That one drawing was worth the extra four hours it took me to get home when the bus I was flagging down drove by without stopping.
The holidays have arrived in abundance.
There is something peaceful about watching the glowing candles in a dark room slowly burn down.
I am thankful.Â Thankful for our amazing group of eight women. Grateful for my family, my home and the ability to dream.
(Wendy’s dream is still to become a influential international artist, but she left 8 Women Dream in March of 2010 to complete grad school.Â She is still a strong supporter of 8 Women Dream and you will see her in the comments on the blog.)
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