Well, at least compared to how down this essay is getting me - I've chosen such a vast, historical type of essay, not one on subjects that can be deeply analysed in terms of psyche/emotion/sexual desires YOU KNOW WHAT ART'S LIKE, that I can't work out how to write an essay that will get me a good grade, plus I'm being overloaded by slightly conflicting information.
I am an extremely lucky girl. I know that I have a certain amount of God-given talent, and that I try to use it well. And honestly, I think that God sent this opportunity, as the guy who set it all in motion was around at my house to discuss the creation of a booklet to celebrate our parish's centenary.
To cut a long story short, he knew people that might like my work, and after I sent them my portfolio they asked me to do a commission for them.
Yesterday, I got the news that the company will be using the image on a CD cover.
Circumstances allowed this to happen, and I am very glad that I was able to complete the work successfully for them. Obviously, I cannot post the image on here (once they accepted it, it's their copyrighted image) but sometime I might be able to link you to the CD, once it's released. I'm so happy that I've had the opportunity to get a fully paid commission before I'm legally even an adult (although it's cutting it close!).
They've also asked me to do another cover, but I'm waiting to hear back from them about a deadline - I'm about to start a new school year, and I'm going to be hella busy.
Thank you to everyone who has offered me support, personally or online, be it for when times are tough or for my artistic endeavours. That support means a lot to me, and having this accepted has really given me a lot of what you people give me over time here - confidence and acceptance of my own work, for what it is. I thank you guys, and I thank God for you guys.
You rock. All of you do.
Love and prayers,