Last week, my brother was sent a catalog for graduate programs for SVA. I’ve always wanted to study abroad, even before ever finishing my undergrad studies in Ateneo, and SVA is one of the schools I’ve looked into. I mean, Milton Glaser, Steven Heller and Stefan Sagmeister all teach there. (Not to mention some of my other favorite design critics and writers.) Unfortunately, it was not and still isn’t quite in my price range. Taking out loans is kind of risky, too, so that’s the very last resort.
I think there’s this inexplicable void and angst attached to going to art school elsewhere, only because my own BFA experience left a lot to be desired. But that’s another story.
My only resolve really is to get better and to learn how to save. Honestly, I think I’m getting better at saving, so that’s good. I’m so far behind my financial goal, but I think panicking will make it worse, so I’m trying not to panic about money. That’s the worst thing to do. And, of course, blowing your cash the minute you get it. I remember finding out when I was younger that it is not a norm for kids my age to have their own savings accounts. (I thank my parents for planning for our financial future and habits, and for thinking ahead.)
Anyway, I’m just going to power through, I suppose. And build my body of work. Here’s my “collection” of work, so far:
Not very impressive at the moment, but I think I’ll get there. I just have to spend time really evaluating my work. It’s so hard, because it’s something that’s close to my heart (and ego), but I know that unearthing the flaws and weak points in my work will eventually lead to a stronger style and better expression.
Anyway, just some weird life and future thoughts on a Saturday morning. The Field Notes giveaway will end tomorrow, by the way. Better get your last minute entries in!