Applying for funding really puts your life in context. I have been studying for so long I don’t have any work experience to speak of.
If only job applications listed “being cute” as a requirement.
So the other day I was wearing a work apron in the shops after returning from painting a display table and I was given a job offer because I “looked like someone who makes things.”
I should wear an apron all the time.
Your work is beautiful. Do you on use a biro pen?
Yes; I use mainly those common Bic pens (my favourite is the fine-tipped yellow one).
Thank you so much for the compliment <3
So the forms I’m filling out asked what I’d do with endless money.
I’d emigrate to Sweden and give up on the idea of a job and just make art all day. A personal trainer who was also a circus performer in her young and reckless days would teach me Lyra hoop and wire-walking to stop my body from decomposing as I sit around drawing all the time. Periodically I’d whizz off to various exciting places and spend forever going around Natural History and Science museums, watching endless planetarium shows and sashaying through butterfly parks while eating chocolate-covered goji berries. After dumping enormous piles of money on scientists I’d have a biomechanical hand so that I could continue pole-dancing whilst also funding the creation of a fossil-fuel free method of swift transport so that my friends could fly to my forest home for midnight ambient- and prog-rock concert/picnics. I’d build a completely earth-friendly house up a tree, fill it with light and cats, and bring my best friend to live in a nearby treehouse. We would zipline to each other’s homes, cackling gleefully; and make frequent pilgrimages to Disney World.
I would also consider getting my scientist friends to clone enormous sofa-sized bunnies that could be used as furniture, but eventually abandon the idea for ethical reasons.