Yeah, I know it’s been nearly two months since my last post. Things have been a smidgen crazy. College is emotionally, mentally and physically draining. Thanksgiving has come and gone and exams are quickly approaching. Luckily, I’ll be home in a smidgen more than a week from today.
Another “excuse” for my absence is some incredibly exciting news–I’m applying to the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York!!!!!!!
I have been wanting to do this for quite some time, but there have been some obstacles that would have delayed this for a year or perhaps even indefinitely. I’m excited to see my dream become a reality. To be honest, I’m excited, but terrified at the same time.
One of my biggest obstacles now is simply applying. It isn’t easy. According to Collegeboard’s College Search,40% of applicants get accepted. Luckily, my odds as a transfer student are slightly more promising at 53%.
My biggest concern is the portfolio section. They want some artwork, some fashion sketches, and some examples of sewn garments. The one thing that really began to worry me is that I heard on a forum that you’re essentially required to draw in a 9 heads proportion (I’m pretty sure the croquis I used 2 posts ago are 9 heads). I used to use that proportion when I started out, but as the years passed by I evolved my style to something more stylized and I just got lazy.
So if posts are sparse in the next couple of weeks, you can be sure that I have locked myself in my room and will only leave for meals, Jo-Ann’s trips, and the Tron Premiere. Oh and christmas too.
P.S. Expect a post around Thursday. I promise I will start work on a new one the very second I finish my exams and packing to go home