My first day as an official Savannah College of Art & Design Alumnus! I graduated Magna Cum Laude, and I was shaking when I got to the stage, but when I heard the cheers from my friends and parents, I calmed down and walked across.
It was exciting and nerve racking, but we all got through it and I was able to spend it with my friends. Tomorrow I’m leaving to make my big move up to New York and hit refresh on everything because once I’m settled in, I will officially be a real person. It has been a great time and sporadically, it hits me really hard that I won’t get to see those who I have become close with as easily, but in this day and age, we’ll find ways to see each other again and I’m ready for the next step.
To those I didn’t get to see, take pictures with, and/or say goodbye (it’s never final), I’m really glad I got to know you and I wish nothing but the best. I hope to see you soon when we’re all where we are supposed to be.
The only way I can express how I really feel is through the words of Marina Keegan, a Yale student who passed away, but wrote an amazing piece for the graduating class of 2012:
We don’t have a word for the opposite of loneliness, but if we did, I’d say that’s how I feel at Yale. How I feel right now. Here. With all of you. In love, impressed, humbled, scared. And we don’t have to lose that.
We’re in this together, 2012. Let’s make something happen to this world.
[Read it in it’s entirety here]
Thanks for everything you guys, and I’ll really miss all of you.
Been on my playlist for awhile and slowly working on new work, but for now I have to focus on getting ready for an interview in a few weeks in New York.
By the way, thanks to those who sent me positive messages after yesterday’s post. I’ll try to get a chance to respond to them when I get a chance :)
Today my friend and fellow illustrator, Brandon, and I participated in the 31st SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival and collaborated on a piece that was spread over two sidewalk squares. Participants are only allowed a box of chalk per square and we had three hours to complete our artwork.
While we both never use chalk or work large, we won Second Place in the Group category of $600! It is even more exciting because it was our first and last time that we have ever taken part in this annual event. Maybe if I’m around Savannah in the future, I’ll take part as an alumnus. As we were working on it, we were continually learning how to work with the media and experimenting while thousands of people came to enjoy the open-air gallery of the festival.
And now to celebrate because I am gross from working outside on such a beautiful day and have to do homework.
Macarons at Cafe 37 :3 (Taken with instagram)