Not many new pictures for you to peruse, but I don't like to post without something to look at so here is the lovely Miss V doing some hand sewing
And a lousy photo of a teapot cozy I made.
Really the colors are much nicer in person, I think I may have actually taken this with my cell phone. Not the smart phone fancy pants type either.
So here is my dilemma my friends.
I made it through my first year back at school and now I don't know what to do! I did fine for an old person. The yung-uns were pretty decent about having me take up space, not that they had a choice. They were even pretty amazed that someone of my advanced years could still operate a mechanical pencil.
I got 2 B's in my French classes, and an A in my geography class so grades aren't my issue.
My issue is this, is there a place for me ANYWHERE???
I am well on my way to my degree even with the 30 year hiatus for such things as life and other nonsense. Now, at present I'm at a university center, which does Associates degrees, which is handy since I need to fulfill my sciences and math before I can really finish. However I looked at a local private college for the actual finishing of my degree, and that is just not going to work. Expense, yes, but that can be dealt with if I am willing, and I am, to take it one class at a time. Worse, the art department is disappointingly small and unequipped. I can't picture myself getting my "real degree" there. But the most disappointing and disheartening part..............
the question I seem to have to answer over and over for EVERYONE - EVERYWHERE:
"What are you going to do with your degree?"
Do I have to DO something with it? Is that what this has to be about? Am I totally and completely nuts to finish it because I want to finish it? I'm not looking for a new career, I've had enough of those thank you very much. I am realistic enough to know that my dream job would never happen, especially since it seem to change with every step I take. So, be honest here friends, am I totally crazy? I say totally because I know what the answer is to "am I partly crazy?, or am I a wee bit off my rocker? or my personal favorite, is Mare a chucklehead?"
Does anyone think there is a school that will help me in this endeavor? Any advisor out there who will say, "sure, lets get your degree going and not worry one whit where it takes you!" Of course, come to think of it, that's sort of where my mind was at 30 years ago when I blithely declared my art major with no clue what I would be when I grew up. Gosh, some things never change do they? I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up.