This year has been a huge struggle for me in all aspects of my life. I do believe that going to SMFA this year was the best choice I could have made at the time, regardless of where I’ll be next September. While here, I have met great classmates/artists, good friends, and an amazing teacher who has been a supportive mentor to me.
I’m really emotional right now, and I’m a little embarrassed by it. I had to excuse myself from class as I held in tears after my teacher said, “Rene, were like you’re new adoptive family now!” I Couldn’t have said it better myself, they have been a huge support to me, especially my teacher, even if they don’t realize it.
Seeing my final project on the wall today made me entirely proud and appreciative of myself. I have developed my practice and work as an artist so much and I don’t think I’ve ever felt this kind of pride and confidence in myself. I really have my teacher to thank for that. (I’ll make a post of my teacher and her work on another post where I wont get all emotional and personal.)
I am sad to see the year end but am excited for what’s to come. I’ll be posting my new work within the next week for those who are interested.