As I prepare to write this post, I notice I'm sitting in a completely empty store. A few people have wandered in and out, but no one remains. It's a beautiful day outside...the type of day that when I look out the door, I sort of get that emotional high feeling that I got when I was at Balboa Park. I got a cheese danish and iced coffee (with vanilla shots) from Rebecca's across the street to start my Friday. The sounds of Andrew Bird play over my iPod. The past two days were Madeline Peyroux days, so I thought a change was in order. No iPhone or wifi to use Pandora on my iTouch...oh well.
The Summer Walkabout in South Park was a great success. I had a blast, even though I was stuck at the desk all evening. Erich and Jack came to visit me while I was working. That was a nice surprise. The theme was Summer of Love and so I had a lot of fun dressing up like a little Flower Child.
My travels home are on my mind. Pretty soon I'll have to start packing my things for the drive home. It's going to be truly bittersweet. I'm going to really miss my new friends and my new surroundings. My head is almost in a place where I can start thinking about going home and moving into my new apartment and starting school again. Senior year...wow. I can remember being a freshman at Benedictine College thinking that my final year of college was so far off...and now here it is!
I wanted to go back to the Self-Realization Fellowship Gardens last Monday to do some watercolor painting, but they were closed. I was rather bummed. I haven't gotten to use my travel watercolor set that I received for Christmas yet. I feel like I've neglected it. I thought about then going to the Quail Botanical Garden (Or San Diego Botanical Gardens as the website says), but I think I was just so miffed about the other garden being closed that I didn't feel very much like paying $12 to enter. I think I was just overall not having a very good day and needed a nap instead. Hopefully before I leave I can get some painting done.
Before I leave, we're going to take pictures of all the sample work I've done for the store. That way I can update my portfolios. When I return home, I plan to take pictures of all my work from last semester since I haven't been able to do that yet.
I'm planning on creating a Facebook Page for myself as an artist. By planning, I mean I've already created it, it just needs pictures. That will be my next online project.