I'm still waiting on my weave blanket, but that hasn't stopped me from working. I am trying to power through my designs because I would really like to send them off to the mill by the end of the month. But, I still have a massive amount of work to do. It's very intimidating.
Anyway, the annual Graduate Exhibition opened last week. Good news! My portraits won an award! I was super shocked because they haven't been accepted into many shows recently and they most certainly haven't won any awards. I think I mentioned it before, but I was really struggling to find motivation. I think I found some.
I also gave my presentation at the NCAEA conference this past weekend. It went okay. The past couple of presentations I've given at conferences have had five or fewer people attend them. But, for this presentation, there was not an empty chair in the room. It was so intimidating. I definitely choked and left out half of the things that I intended to say. But there were a few people who stayed after it was over and from their questions, seemed generally interested in the topic, so that was good. I guess. I know what to do differently next year (if there is a next year).
Lastly, I was asked yesterday to jury the Margaret Blount High School Art Competition again. I am really excited about that too. I had such fun doing it last time. My goal this year is the make it to the reception. I didn't last time because it fell over Christmas break and I usually go home. I'm not planning on going home for break this year though so I can work without any distractions, so I should be able to make it.