Summer 2013

Hello again!

We just went through this past spring’s events.  As we move into summer, life slows down a little.
In June I picked up a second job lifeguarding in order to buy some new tools.
I also signed up for another Continuing Education class through Cleveland Institute of Art.  This time around, I went for a Metal Fabrication class with Scott Stibich (who’s work you can find by clicking on his name) over the course of 8 weeks.

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During which, I have been building my own FORGE!!!!

This class brings us into July.
July 15th, 2013 I received an email from the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham campus, in Surrey, England.  I have been accepted as an Artist in Residence for 1 year beginning September 16th, 2013!!!  The residency in essance, is access to the studio in exchange for curriculum assistance.  They also provide assistance in expanding my experience in teaching, gallery work, etc. once I am there.
In England!!  I am soo excited!
Since my acceptance, I have been in correspondence with many individuals at the University in regards a Visa, housing, job opportunities etc.  The residence does not provide accommodations or a stipend, however I have had some links sent my way to help me find them.

I am still unsure whether I will be able to go to England or not come September, however I will definitely try my darnedest to get there!

Alright, so we are now all caught up.
I hope I can keep you all posted on the upcoming events.  If/when I do make it to England, please keep an eye and ear out for the weekly video blog I will be starting to document the adventure.

Until next time, take care
-Meredith S. Tibjash


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