About a week ago I visited California to see CalArts and also stayed for a few days with one of my mother’s sorority friends. It was my first time on the west coast, and I’ve got to say the weather is the best (no bugs either!) The only thing I couldn’t stand was the traffic in LA, as well as people’s aggressive driving.
I had a very extensive tour of the school that took the whole day. I was supposed to drop in on one of the animation classes but it was canceled because students had to work on their final films. I did get a chance to talk to the director of animation who gave me a great overview of the program and its history, and dropped too many names of successful alumni for me to remember. I was blown away.
My mother cried about three times that day, but for good reasons. The whole time she joked about her appearance, stating that the art students are looking at her Lilly Pulitzer outfit the way she is looking back at them. She told me to date the preppy looking boy in our tour group because everyone else looked too strange and artsy.
I got into all of the schools that I applied to including RISD, and despite some great scholarships offered from many of the schools my gut feeling said home my journey had ended there.
I am looking forward to this fall!
Whilst buying ice cream I saw a chubby kid jaywalking across the street and is nearly struck by a huge van, whose driver proceeded to chew him out once he was able to come to a stop. Ironically, he was wearing a YOLO shirt. Testing the truth of that, I see.