Semester Close…

grading mysteriesMy first semester of art classes are done. Sort of.

Classes ended last week, and finals began. Neither of my classes had finals, though, since they aren’t those types of classes. However, we did have critiques of our work and other fun ways to close the semester out.

There’s only one problem.

I have no idea how I did, from a grading perspective.

This entire semester, I received no grades. None.

I’m kind of used to not getting grades throughout a semester. During my MFA, it was pass/fail, and you either submitted your work or didn’t. If you did it, and you did it right, then you passed. But there were monthly deadlines, and your work was critiqued and returned, so you knew if you had to redo anything or not. In my drawing and design classes, I didn’t get that. I got some critique, but there was no chance to re-do, no offer to re-do, no grade or even idea if I’d gotten it right.

I’m stressed.

Seriously stressed.

Because while the classes ended last week, my final grades still haven’t posted.

The college closes on the 18th, so I know I’ll have my grades before then. But that means up to two more days of waiting…waiting…waiting.

But, hey, at least I’ll only have to go through this another four semesters or so…

Week Three: Holy Crap! I’m learning stuffs, for reals!

art head

Would you like a little head?

So I wouldn’t believe it if I didn’t see it, but I actually do see it. I’m getting better at the art thing!

This is a silhouette that I drew freehand and then cut out for a project in my design class.

It may not be perfect. Maybe a lot of people will look at it and think it’s not that good. But I’m massively impressed by myself. I feel like I’m getting somewhere. Only three weeks in – and I’ve already gotten noticeably better!

In fact, I went out on my own, applying things that I’ve learned, and created my first mixed-media art. I even put it up on my Etsy page for sale.

Finally, the end of this blog is all about begging. I’m not going to pretend it’s anything else.

I’m trying to raise money to pay for my tuition, and I’m using IndieGoGo to do it. I need $755. So far, I have $5 donated. Clearly, I have a long way to go. Which is why I’m going for the begging route.

Please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please donate!

Please!

And if you prefer not to donate, but you still want to help support me in this journey, you can choose to buy something from my Etsy shop instead.

If you can – and do – check out my shop or my IndieGoGo campaign, let me say thank you in advance, even if you don’t buy or donate. And even if you can’t do either, but if you can go ahead and spread the word and share my sites, I’d truly appreciate that, too.

Onto week four tomorrow morning! And thanks for reading and celebrating with me!