Thursday, May 3

Year One, Done!

Today's Final Review...stealth photo by Katrina Funk
Today I had my final review of the semester in front of eight faculty members. It went well, a highly constructive critique. Got some really thought-provoking comments and advice. Yesterday I'd turned in the last term paper and did my presentation for Theory seminar and so now I AM DONE! In fact, so done that I lay down on the floor when I got home at the end of a long, intense day. My sweet husband had planned to take me out to celebrate but he got us takeout instead. Crawling into bed early tonight!

Hard to believe I am halfway through this program (the M.F.A at PAFA.) It's simply flying by!

I was reminded of how much help I have been getting from my wonderful friends and family. Excellent Eliza Auth loaned me extra clamp lights and even bought me some more while I was frantically trying to get the paintings dry for this review (see last post!) Amazing Alexandra Tyng actually came over and drove me down to PAFA with the (newly dry) paintings early this morning (did I mention that both of the Downs-Miller family cars died last week? Within three days of each other. Like a long-married couple!) Peerless Paul met me at the station this evening and got in delicious Indian Food as a celebratory treat, not to mention his 1001 other helpfulnesses during the year.  Friends Sarah Barr, Mary Walsh and Carol Peterson and sons Peter and Henry, and many other wonderful people, posed for paintings and etc. It obviously takes a village to get me through grad school. ‘I can no other answer make but thanks, and thanks, and ever thanks…’


valerie walsh said...

You should feel so proud! you are simply amazing and so talented Nancy! I hope you have a wonderful, inspired and peaceful break :)

Nancy Bea Miller said...

Thank you, Valerie and others who have emailed or Facebook messaged me similar congrats!
I do have the feeling that whatever my "grades" may end up being, I have learned quite a lot. So, that's really something! More to go of course. Thanks for the kind words!