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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.
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On January 17th, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC), fruitdrops commented:
do you know about http://www.iprintfromhome.com/ ?

they make slide from digital files that you submit online, and they're dirt cheap. ive used them before, the slides are great

just an fyi
On January 17th, 2008 07:10 pm (UTC), burgertime replied:
wow, no i didn't! that's a great suggestion. thanks so much
On January 17th, 2008 07:13 pm (UTC), fruitdrops replied:
yeah dude, those people are amazing.... such a great service. i promote them as much as possible
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On January 17th, 2008 08:28 pm (UTC), porcygloworm commented:
Yeah! Scandinavia! My husband went to Norway for his Fulbright, and he made videos there.
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On January 17th, 2008 10:55 pm (UTC), smitten4skadden commented:
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.
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On January 18th, 2008 04:23 am (UTC), notapunk commented:
learn spanish and come down to Mexico, the art scene is getting interesting.
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On January 18th, 2008 05:04 am (UTC), pflater commented:
people have told me about how great melbourne is, ten times better than sydney.
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