Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Glitches and headaches...and postscript written later on...

In the process of applying for artschool and have hit a glitch that is really stressful. Have to provide full details of costs including block courses with airfares, accommodations etc and the website for the school has none of that information on it at all - not any updated listings of upcoming courses. I am also feeling very stressed because i do not know how i would handle the travel and strange place and accommodations and cold. So I can't do the costings and have to present them to WINZ on Friday.
Glitch #2. My head is so full of wonderful ideas for things I want to do it has become a jumble and feel totally drained and exhausted. I have not even managed to prepare a meal today I am so fatigued and my head hurts so much. Everything has become a grey haze of fatigue. And feel very confused because i do not know how they do their programme - like do I get everything all at once and what if i need more materials and they are not budgetted for??? And how do I do accurate estimates when I have no idea of what I will be actually doing apart from very vague overviews?????
Glitch 3: Everything hurts. Tried to sort papers on Friday and as a result my muscles are now screaming at me. Tomorrow I am booked on a painting workshop with Theresa Reihana and right now so lacking in the ability department. I always really look forward to her workshops because she's such a skilled person yet so down to earth and easy to learn from and you always end up with something really awesome at the end of it. I've double booked with other things and needing to sort that out today. But if i can't stay out of bed then i wont be going anywhere. I am SO frustrated with the CFS.
Glitch 4: The commission work needs to be completed as she is coming to look supposedly tomorrow (yes - that is one of the double bookings). With my printer down have been unable to print out the work I have done for her and unsure of what to do.

Hmm - being an artist is not all creative fun and games!!!!

Post script...having just had an inspiration I am going to talk with someone tomorrow who has done the same programme and find out how much she paid out in extras and postage etc etc etc. Spoke with her husband today and he was very enthusiastic and told me some of the projects she worked on. They had to end up building a studio just to put all of her stuff in!!!!!
So for now i have stopped the brain rolling out ideas because apparently they give you lots of starting points to work from and build upon so pre planning now is a bit time wasting.
Local travel agent gave me a rough estimate of costs for any block courses. Pretty horrific and would far rather spend that money buying a laptop to play the course dvd's on! (All hypothetical as do not have the money anyway)
Was not aware I had no cat food so had to go and buy some so bought some mandarines at the same time and so have had mandarines, chocolate and cheese for dinner. mmm. Healthy!!! But at lease it is something.

1 comment:

Tim said...

Nicky, I'm glad you got something sorted out. I first read this before your ps, and it looked rather overwhelming, so I'm glad you've managed to get some order into the unknowns.

It still sounds very exciting. I pray that you are able to get all the details straightened out so that you can enjoy the blessing that it is without the logistical worries along with it.

- Tim

ps. heck that was a mouthful! I guess what I'm trying to say is, Enjoy!! :-)