Last Monday was bittersweet day. My BFA was officially over! Going to the Academy of Art is one of the best decisions I've ever made. Everyone is born with a series of skills and therefore a series of responsibilities, and I ignored mine for a while. The Academy allowed me to do an intensive program of only two years and obtain a 2nd BFA. I thought that would be a lifetime, and now I wish I could do two more and keep learning at this speed.
I learned amazing art-related things. Basically they taught me how to SEE; from anatomy to atmospheric perspective going through all sorts of beautiful things. I met incredible and inspiring souls. I got thicker skin and a little more patience -still working on this one!. I learned that Mondays can be the best day of the week if you decide so. I definitely will miss this school and its professors.
I thought that feeling was basically one way. In two years I didn't have much time as most students to get comfortable and get to really know the school. My style also ended going in a different directions from the Academy's. However, last Monday I was honored to receive an award for "Unique Vision", which I thing was the best thing that could happen to me in that award ceremony! I was glad to be recognized for embracing my weirdness.
After that, we went to the Spring Show and it was a blast. It was soooo crowded and everyone was so excited. I was honored to show among such talented classmates and friends. I am going to miss that competition constantly kicking in the butt too, that's for sure!