Wednesday, August 20, 2008

It's official!

I'm going back to school at the Academy of Art University. for a second BA. I couldn't be more excited. I start in two weeks. I'll be taking my classes online so I can still do the mom thing and continue working from home. Everything fell into place to easily and quickly, it just blows my mind. I'm currently enrolled under Illustration, Graphic Arts but the pure Graphic Arts program looks super appealing - I am also dying to take a half a dozen classes in Fine Arts including a book making class and jewelry making! I wish I could go to school forever!

Yesterday, I ordered my class supplies from Utrecht Art. The class materials list is already in the Utrecht system so you don't have to hunt around for everything. I checked over at Dick Blick just to see if the prices where OK and surprisingly, they were comparable or less with the AAU student discount and the awesome Fall sale they have going on right now. I am SOOOOOOOO excited to get everything! I was "required" to order some items that I have been coveting for months. Prismacolor Premiers and Verithins pencils. and Caran d' Ache NEOCOLOR II Watersoluble pastels.
I am enrolled in 2 classes- Analysis of Form and Materials, Tools and Comping Techniques. They sent me a stack of DVD's which include all of my tutorials. I watched a few Modules and the projects look so fun! I am feeling a whole lot of gratitude right now (and a chunk of fear too - you know -the whole "what if?" song and dance.) My husband has been incredibly supportive, as has my family and friends.

On another note, both of my kids will be starting school in the next couple of weeks. Aidan is going to Kindergarten and Eva starts preschool. There are no more babies in our house. I'm grateful that the diapers are a thing of the past, but I miss the baby smell (and the lack of the word "no!") Lots of exciting things on the horizon. The trick is enjoying it.


  1. awesome! so excited for you.

    no fear, jilliene. take all your support and just GO!

    can't wait to hear all about it!

  2. so many Yeahs and HOORAYS coming your way...congrats to you.

    Feel proud and don't be scared, you're already an artist.

  3. I'm so excited for you!!! this is just the start...