So as the previous post would suggest, I just finished my thesis, which is a small weight off. Now, I have two weeks to spend in the Studio, making as much work as physically and mentally possible for my assessment at the end of October. It's funny, I don't usually feel stressed about Studio assessment because I usually have made enough work and stuff, but this time it seems scary and even though I have a whole bunch of work none of it seems good enough or new enough for assessment, so I have this personal goal to make more. Luckily I work quite quickly, but I will still have to work really hard. PAINTING PAINTING PAINTING AHEAD. It'll be fun.
Although I know that my time at art school (VCA) is really coming to an end, it doesn't particularly feel that way. This will be the corniest thing to ever be said, so get ready, but I have this feeling like even after you leave VCA you'll always go there, in a way, like that experience will taint your entire life, a lens through which you will do everything else and make every other decision. I keep harping on about how excited I am to leave VCA, and I am, but truly I'm also a little nervous to be out in the world for the first time. What if I have nothing to do? What if I am a loser bum? These are all valid questions. I guess if I ever feel down I can just think about the VCA in my head and things won't be so bad, and I'm sort of half joking with that remark but not really. I guess what I mean by the VCA in your head is basically my friends, the fantastic community of artists that are living and working around me - if nothing else I know they will be around with some stupid jokes or some amazing painting. They're a good bunch. And of course, we need each other!