Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Roll with it


I finished this piece up yesterday and it's title (Roll with it) has gained some new significance today. I just learned that I was not accepted into the MFA program at SIU. No grad school for me in the fall. I can't say that this rejection doesn't sting a bit, but I'm trying not to let it get me down.

I do have some thinking to do....... I was hoping that an MFA degree might eventually lead to a collegiate level teaching position. I have no desire to return to the K-12 art teaching world. So now what?

I do quite enjoy my current job, working in the art department at a trade show display/ graphic design company. However, I'm unsure if this will ever become a full time gig. I'm also pouring myself into summer art fairs, trying to see if this is a viable and profitable avenue for me to pursue. With booth and application fees, I'm worried that it's a wash.

I know that my next career move must be something creative. But that's all I know. Guess I'll just have to "Roll with it."

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