Monday, January 24, 2011

You Can't Change Your Mind Now

I did. I really did it.

I applied to Glasgow School of Art.

Electronically.

The selection of images to include in my e-folio took 5 days. Some went in, came out, went back in and came back out. Some didn't even make the first cut, then helpful friends asked why I hadn't selected such and such a picture it's their FAVOURITE.

Some were in until the final selection. Then were mercilessly binned as if so much rubbish.

One has gone in and I think it may have been a mistake to include it. And no Michelle it ISN'T the print of you. That was never in question. It is stunning and so are you!

Sketchbook pages montaged together in photoshop, life drawings crammed into one image, theming collections of drawings and paintings to match the completed works.

After which I had to write a folio statement. 12 hours of writing, rewriting, erasing and opinion gathering to get that looking like I actually know what I'm talking about and I have an idea who these artists are. Yeah OK, bluff and bluster.

Apparently its not good to admit that you think you blagged it onto your foundation degree when trying to blag your way into a really important art school. Huh? Who'da thunk it?

So now I wait. To see if I can hear the laughter from here, or to be invited for an interview.

Wish me luck.

9 comments:

Lynn said...

Wishing you luck. It sounds like it took bravery, courage, spunk, and talent to do this! I sure hope they SEE what we KNOW about you and you will soon be receiving a letter of acceptance into this art school.

The fearless threader said...

Thank you Lynn. I've been working hard for a very long time for this, and although it is all done now I still feel a sense of unreality. I think it will be even worse if I get in!

sukipoet said...

this sounds wonderful and brave. who knew one could apply online! miraculous. I am sure you chose just the right words and pictures.

blag?? this is a new word to me.

best of luck, fingers crossed for you. Suki

The fearless threader said...

Suki, blagging is bluffing and conning as in trying to get into somewhere or trying to convince someone of something. Its also used as a euphemism for stealing, but not really in a negative sense.
Thank you for your kind words. I'll know one way or the other by the end of next month. So I can relax a bit now.

Jan Hopkins said...

How exciting. Good luck.

The fearless threader said...

Oh Jan, not exciting - terrifying!

Katie said...

Best of luck!!! All you can do now is breathe. ;)

Danielle Barlow said...

Oh Good Luck! It sounds like a wonderfully exciting, stomach-churningly scary thing to do!
Hope they don't keep you waiting too long.

The fearless threader said...

I have been lucky to get a response and an interview at Huddersfield uni, for Textile crafts, which is my 2nd choice. Nothing from Glasgow yet, but I don't expect to hear anything for a couple of weeks really. There are a lot of people wanting to go there!

Thanks to everyone for their support and positive messages.