I really haven't dropped off of the face of the earth. I'm still in grad school in Washington DC. I will graduate in May. (It doesn't seem as if it has been two years). My thesis exhibition will open the on April 18th and run through May 13th. Right now I'm re-learning how to have fun with paint (who know it wasn't supposed to be completely serious???) through assistant teaching non-art majors.
I was able to go home for the holidays and enjoyed seeing my family, new niece, and some friends. For those that I didn't see, I'm so sorry. It doesn't mean I still don't think of you often. While home, I had knee surgery on my left knee with very hopeful results. Right now I'm in the healing process and visiting the physical therapist often. But progress is steady and I am getting around pretty well now. Not to mention, it gave me some more "material" for my thesis.
I'm enjoying my job at the marketing firm and learning alot about small businesses. We are doing alot of work for non-profits that are trying to help the world out. It helps me feel balanced and that my world is not completely consumed by art. At this point, I've been offered a job after graduation with the firm and am seriously considering it. I'm a little tired of schlepping my suitcases around the world and it would be nice to stay in one place long enough to see if I like it or not. I'll be researching all of my options in the next few months and trying to decide what life after grad school will be like for me. I'll likely be going to the College Art Association conference in New York in February, where I hope a clearer picture of what is available for jobs arises.
Well, I suppose the painting I'm working on is dry enough, so I better get back to working. I hope you are all doing well. I would love to hear from you.
I want to live my life not by the regret of "what if", but by its possibilities. -ME
What lies behind us and what lies before us are nothing compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson