Wednesday, March 6, 2013


I have been super incredibly busy for what feels like the entire school year. My poor blog has been neglected and I thank all of you, especially my new followers, who continue to stop by and check out what little I have posted this year.

All of my hard work towards my Master's is coming to an end in the next few months and I couldn't be more excited. (I'll have time to blog more! ...among other things) However, I am most excited about my last three credits...

I am going to Nantucket to paint!
For two weeks and sixty hours of instruction.
Over the 4th of July holiday.

I only need three more credits to earn my MEd and although this will be an undergraduate level course, I am able to use the credits. So awesome! And thank goodness too, because none of the other courses being offered this summer sounded at all interesting. This way, I get to learn something ENTIRELY NEW (can you believe I have very little paint training? and I've never used oils before) and I get to LIVE somewhere I have never been before.

I met with the professor yesterday and showed him everything from digital pictures from the Sketchbook Project, repeat patterns hand painted with gauche from my textile classes, to hours long figure drawings from my undergraduate classes. I am pretty proud to say that I am a UMASS CVPA graduate these days especially after the professor was so impressed by my drawings. (college of visual and performing arts)

I will be staying in apartment style housing with the other, at most, eleven students. Our workspace is about four miles away and the apartments are within walking distance to restaurants, shops and a little village. I plan to bring my bike, a bunch of books, my camera and plenty of sunscreen in addition to the list of supplies I happily await for from the professor.

Now to hurry up and wait for summer!


  1. Oh, that sounds like a wonderful opportunity! Wow!

  2. Thanks Phyl. There will be internet access, so I will try to update everyone from the island.

  3. Wonderful snag, Sarah K!

    K last name forever :)