So much has happened in the past month (the amount of time I HAVE NOT blogged, opps)! I feel that guilty-diary-sitting-on-the-nightstand-with-no-entries-for-months kind of guilt. Fortunately, I am well accustomed to this kind of guilt. And yet, so I start another journal, here a blog, with the promise and intentions of writing daily or as close to daily as possible. huh huh.
so one month later…
I graduated from college with my Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. (May 7th) I have been working towards this for years; officially I started my undergrad in 1998. It was such a classy ceremony, thank you Emily Carr Institute for doing something for your grads that is meaningful and something we will remember. The Chan Centre was absolutely beautiful, live jazz music playing for the event, and huge projections of each of our art work as we walked the stage. Ya know, now that I think about it, it reminds me of the grandeur (although modern grandeur) of my high school graduation in Ely Cathedral, it is one of the oldest cathedrals in England. That was spectacular!
The grad exhibition opening (may 7th p.m.) (still on a ECIAD until the 23rd of May) was a great event. I had tons of family here in town to celebrate with me! (thanks mom, dad, gram, barb, bob, diane and angie for being there on my special day!!) and sweet of sweet- I got a call 2 days after the opening that someone was interested in purchasing 2 of my pieces. yup. It’s good- a big affirmation, and more contacts for upcoming shows.
Dustin completed his thesis, defense, final revisions, and turned it into the library. (May 11th) YEAH MY HUSBAND! YOU ROCK THE THESIS WORLD!!! He has also been offered a new job to start September 1st, as well as his 2 profs told him they want to pay him to write a paper over the summer- crazy perfect timing for it all- let’s hope the visa applications go as smoothly for the rest of it.
Yesterday I started yet another new job. This is a contract position for 9 days as a volunteer coordinator for the International Children’s Festival face painting booth. It is so much fun, thousands of children, lines of kids waiting, super fun volunteers, and being surrounded by so many kids it makes my baby factory turn in anticipation… The official cutest line for the day was from a tiny 4 year old girl after she had her face painted like a little lion, took her mother’s hand, heading for the exit gate and quietly pronounced: “This was a lovely day, mom.”
Also the back of my head will be on channel 13 News (citytv) tonight at 6:30, as I painted the reporter’s face (unknowing to him) like a princess- he was cocky and cute and deserved a crown and pink cheeks. I laughed! So did the kids. And that’s really what I was there for- entertaining kids!
So now I have to get back to work, in MY studio. With an upcoming show in July, I have much to do!!! June is going to be a busy month… Where did May go already?! I’ve been working a bit for Silvia- it has been good being alone working again- I was so burned out after the cafe, this is a perfect transition- I’m also catching up on the news, with CBC keeping me company while I’m working. So much happening in the world. (Honestly, there is so much I don’t know if I want to know about.)
Oh, and Pink is doing well. A very happy kitty.
So that’s the update!
Ciao for now,