|Vintage metal toolbox from Alexander + Penelope|
I've been thinking about this for awhile now. Contemplating. Debating. Ruminating. Hashing and rehashing - if that makes any sense. I really want to go back to school. I want to go for metals and jewelry. You see I went for painting and art history earning my BFA. I don't regret what I did before as it plays a large role in my life now and I believe, no - I know - it gives me a unique perspective as a jewelry artist, but I did took this path with little thought that this would be the direction my life would take. And I don't want to just go anywhere - I want to go where I went before - the Savannah College of Art and Design; for in my mind, it is one of the top schools, if not the top school. I want to be in a highly competitive environment, fast-paced, with challenging assignments and the best equipment available to me.
I don't want to only take apprenticeship classes from already established (or not-so-well-established) local artists and designers. I want to learn from the best and be surrounded by the best.
I feel stuck sometimes with my work, limited by what I am able to feasibly teach myself.
I want to return to school because I want a bigger toolbox. I want to know more, have more skills, learn more techniques and grow a wider knowledge base.
But my life and my home an my family are here and I love them. And these urges and dreams seem so selfish in someways.