School is keeping me busy! It's getting to be the time of year for decision making, too, about what I'll do next year once this course is over in a few short months (sob! I don't want to think about it being over). The universities hold open days over the coming weeks, and a group of my fellow students and I are going to one on Sunday - armed with a list of questions, so pity the organisers who encounter us! Stuff like the chances of mature age students, part-time study, any exemptions for study we've done in our current course, possibilities of deferring for a year (I'd like to go into any further study on a steadier financial footing than I'm on at the moment, and will likely have to work next year).
This uni offers a semester in Florence - oooh, imagine studying in Italy!!
I'm looking at a degree in Fine Art, but am dithering about a major. Painting? Yeah, I so much don't paint, but it does offer flexibility in that it can incorporate mixed media, drawing, sculptural elements. Printmaking? From what I've heard from others, this isn't so cross-disciplinary. Sculpture? Maybe, though I've gone off on a drawing tangent lately. Decisions, decisions. By the time I've gone to at least two other open days, I fully expect my head to implode.
I had a productive day today, though. Finished an A3 size drawing in ink over pre-prepared watercolour paper; I wet the paper, dripped red and purple ink over it, swirled a bit, then hit it with a spray bottle. Pretty! The spray makes the ink jump about and create organic branching shapes. It makes a really lovely background for drawing over with black ink (I say draw, but I use a brush - inking? Sounds like a tattooist). I plan to make some more backgrounds like that, with different colours of ink.
Also finished another page in my artist's book, and added some more text to complement earlier pages. I just love the combination of words and drawing, it's very satisfying. Plus made my drawing-a-day in class, and began another page in the book - so far just an outline, but on its way.
I'm 48, female, just finished a two year course in Visual Arts, and am now back in the market for a job (boo!). I worked in the library field for the better part of three decades and two years ago took the plunge from a job that made me unhappy to go back to school. I've loved every moment of it and as soon as I have enough money to tide me over being a poverty stricken student I'm going back for more!