Well I had a lovely, very wet, few days down in Falmouth. I got home yesterday and jumped straight into bed with one of my cats and tried to recover from thunderstorms, gale force winds and a long drive home.
The most important thing of course is the fact I have been accepted onto the MA! I am so excited about this, but of course with that excitement comes a lot of worry and nervousness about the future- i'll be moving away from one shabby seaside town to live in another (less shabby) and I think I might've forgotten how to move house now. I'm also worried that i'm just not clever enough to do the MA, I know that's probably stupid talk, my application was strong and I had a good reference, but I can't help thinking i'm going to get caught out once I get down there and start- someone's going to discover i've been faking it all along!
While I was down in Falmouth I got the chance to pop into the here and now shop- it was really nice to meet Kate and see Mark Pawson's show, it makes me feel like there's a little bit of Bristol already down in Falmouth so I have at least one person who I can talk to when I get there next September. Yes next September- it's nearly a year away, but I wanted to give myself the best chance possible to raise the funds that will allow me to do this course- from now on i'm going to be putting any money I make from selling art into my Falmouth fund in the hopes that I can start to build up a little pot of money to cover a deposit on a flat or something similar (it's been so long since i've rented that i'm kind of rusty how these things work)