Today I graduated with my BFA from the University of North Florida. Its a strange feeling to have gotten to this point in my life. I do plan on getting my masters though, so school is not quite over for me.
So what does my future have in store? For the long term, I’m not sure…but as of right now I will continue to work on my art while working here on campus. This summer I will be working as an art teacher at a summer camp in New York for 7 weeks. I’m pretty excited. I’ve never been to New York or worked at a summer camp, so it’s definitely a new experience all around. During my year off from college I will also be visiting and applying to graduate schools, which is most definitely nerve wracking- but I’m assuming it will be well worth it.
This school year has been a growth period. There have been ups and downs, but regardless I had a lot of great opportunities in which my work was shown or published (view the listing here). That’s a total of 11 shows for the school year (9 since January) and 7 publications! I hope the rest of 2013 continues to present just as many opportunities (if not more).
I’ve been researching for a new series. I’ll have images to show very very soon. pinky promise. I also have a couple commissions that I’m super excited about. Stay tuned.
So now it’s your turn- tell me about your experiences in the “real world” outside of academia. Any advice?