So, I, uh, got rejected from York. And Bristol.
Yes I really wanted to go to York.
But please, don't feel sorry for me. I mean it. I've confirmed Cardiff as my firm choice and City University London as my insurance, and I am completely at peace over the issue. I didn't get into York because I wasn't as good as the people who got accepted. That doesn't mean I was bad, it just means others were better - and why get upset about that? If anything, feel sorry for those people who've been rejected by all their universities, or who haven't heard back yet. I'm really good with going to Cardiff! It's a great university.
Asides from that:
my holiday started a day earlier than I expected, which is nice.
I passed my Grade 7 Viola!
I got a B in my Music mock, which is good going for this point in the year
I've completed all my compositions for Music - now all I need to do is my sleeve-note exam, which is a waste of time and effort. I promise I'll upload the compositions to YouTube when I'm sure that it won't be an issue with the exam boards.
School concert was good, even though I had a cold which I still have and I have no voice right now and a concert tomorrow - uh-oh.
Parents' Evening was good. I'm an angel. What's new.
Art coursework is in and done to my teachers' satisfaction!
On that last point, I'm going to start uploading the best bits of the coursework. I didn't get any scans of my books, so I won't be putting up book pages for a long time (unless you really want to see the photos I took of them). Mostly it'll just be final pieces that I'm very proud of. I'll stick up one or two a day.
Also, I've now got myself a Tumblr account
; that's going to be my less formal one which I don't have to watch myself on as much, though I'll probably make a formal one that I run my Rainbow Cards somewhat through, which I'll reblog bits from on that lutra-gem account. Feel free to follow me
and if I know who you are, I'll follow back, though I don't think I'll be commenting a huge amount on it. deviantART is still my first art website. I'll be posting stuff from my coursework through it; in particular, my Exploration and Discovery (the exam brief this year) books of me going around the bits of Oxford and London I've never gone through before and drawing/snapping what I see and like. I might even end up making a Tumblr specially for Gemwing, though I think I need to do some more work on that for it to be work it.
How is everyone? I'm really enjoying the sunshine and warmth we're having right now.
Love and prayers,
P.S. As my brand name for the cards, how does "We Have Rainbows" sound? It's becoming one of my little things, and it's not quite as primary-school as everything else I've thought of. I'm open to suggestions, mind you.