Proof that every penny I’ve spent has been worth it. (Studying at Studio Escalier, 2011 – 2012) Find out how to get some art of your own and how that helps me stay in school by clicking right here.
I’m applying for my first Canada Council arts grant today. It’s been anything but fun. (Turns out, I would rather have my nails pulled out than write grant essays. I am assuming this feeling lessens with practice.) It’s an equity/disability travel grant and I’m hoping it will offset some of the costs of the Paris […]
After 6 months away at school in France, painting and drawing my little heart out, these are the latest pieces. (My favourite is the very last one!) It’s been a year of breakthroughs and light bulbs going on. After 14 months of pushing and studying and practicing, the pins began to drop into place and […]
The last few weeks have been exhausting. I’ve been working almost round the clock trying to fundraise my tuition money for France while also visiting family and trying to spend quality time with them while I’m still in Canada. I’ve been feeling tired and not a little discouraged. My tuition is due tomorrow and I’m […]
“In life, as in baseball, getting on base can be just as important as hitting a home run.” As my Sunday deadline looms closer & closer, my anxiety levels keep climbing. I am still $3,650 short of my tuition payment on Sunday. Despite raising over $6,700 in 4 weeks, I’m still not quite there. Hello, […]
I leave for France a week today. (WHEEEE!)) In 6 days, I have to pay my second tuition payment for the year. The first program is almost paid for, but now I have to pay for the second program. I need another $5,400, to cover tuition, rent & food for at least the first few […]
Today is International ME/CFS Awareness Day. I’ve written a lot about my experiences living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. I was diagnosed at 12, and the first 5 years were the toughest of my life. Back in 2010, I wrote another post for ME/CFS Awareness Day about how art helped me find purpose in […]
(Royalty-free music courtesy of Dan-o: http://www.danosongs.com/#music) Yesterday, I was sitting in the doctor’s office waiting to get some test results (good news! all is well!) when I suddenly had an idea. I knew I had to make this video, to explain in my own quirky way why going to France to study art is so […]