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Art Journal: Back to School

July 31, 2011

I loved going to school.  Loved it.  While I was earning my bachelors degree I was working full time, I started work at 5 am nearly every single day I was in school.  And so did Scott.  Looking back I don’t know how on earth we survived.  One day I hope to go back to school and earn another degree.  But the second time around I hope I don’t have to start that early.  Class at nine am will be plenty early enough.

back to school

I have two dreams involving more school.  One is to get a PhD and teach college.  The other is to take a few classes here and there and learn to be a pattern designer.  There is a community college nearby that has about a million classes I’d love to take in their fashion design department.  And lately that is what I’ve been thinking about.  Not necessarily leaning towards, but definitely thinking about it.

my dream books

I don’t know if or when one of both of them will happen, but wouldn’t it be great to have classes and a stack of books with titles like these?  Sigh, August is practically here and it always makes me homesick for school.  Thanks for all the encouragement and feedback on my art journals.  I really should set aside more time each week to work play with these.  But I’m back to sewing during my freetime this week.  My 10 year highschool reunion is on Friday night and I need to make something to wear.  (And when I graduated from highschool my 18 year old self would have been shocked that would be something my 28 year old self would say.  And then do.)  I’ll be sure to post pictures.  Hope your weekend was lovely.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. July 31, 2011 2:23 pm

    I’m loving all of your drawings!

  2. kirsten elkins permalink
    July 31, 2011 6:33 pm

    what did you major in again? i forgot. glad there are educated women here in cambria. you set a great example.
    whatever you make, you will rock it. you are gorgeous!
    have a cool Sabbath. hope to see you soon.
    k

  3. August 1, 2011 1:33 pm

    Your art journal is killing me! It’s so amazing! Gah! I think you got more than your fair share of talent. Just sayin’. 🙂

  4. August 1, 2011 8:03 pm

    Loving his page!! Did I tell you my aunt teaches at a fashion dewing school in Vegas? Maybe you should meet her.

  5. August 1, 2011 9:32 pm

    Pink,

    You are super talented with a pen & paper. I’ve loved looking at your journals. My favorite is the ‘tiny pink underwears’ page. Good luck to you two!

    Also, my 20-year reunion is this Friday/Saturday and my 18 year-old self totally would have said “I need to make a new outfit” and then done it. My 38 year-old self bought three different fabrics for a new shirt to wear and hasn’t started any of them and won’t have time {because of work} to do anything with them this week. That’s life, I guess.

    xo -E

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