ever since leti's bf michael applied for a fulbright scholarship i've had it on the brain. first i had considered applying to morocco, but my dad would have none of it. plus, not only do you need to know french (which i do), but you have to know arabic (which i don't). i then got it in my head to only apply to countries where language isn't an issue. the uk is insanely hard to get (like 1/100 are accepted) and i want to visit melboune, so i thought of australia. but i don't think i have an angle since my art doesn't incorporate anything that is specific to that country. i don't really even know any australian artists that still live there aside from rinzen. i should start reading yen magazine.
really, i just want to paint dollhouses and do stained glass that incorporates my love of textiles. which leads me to scandinavia. i could apply to the home of marimekko, but instead i think i'll apply to sweden. there's a 23 percent acceptance rate (far higher than most places) and they don't require you know swedish; although they encourage it. plus, i know some kids there.
i'm also going to apply for skowhegan for this summer (the deadline is fast approaching) and a marine headlands residency. i'm scared to do anything outside of a major city, since i can't drive, but maybe it won't be an issue. all of these applications want slides and the procedures seem daunting, but i need fire under my ass and come may i won't know what to do with my life.... so might as well paint some place far away for free.
i applied to skowhegan! so they could have the joy of turning me away. i hope we both get in although i know i wont. fulbrights are so tantalizing. i have a friend who got two, one in high school, one after college. fucking gifted shit man.