Waiting and Working

The ball is slowly in motion and I have been busy getting the administrative parts organized, along with creating works to submit with my portfolio. The admin part of applying to a college program in Ontario is done through Ontario Colleges and goes like this:

-Create an account and password

-They give you account and application numbers

-Pay $89 to apply to desired program(s)

-Send them your high school and college/university transcripts

-Wait

-Wait some more

-Accept or deny letters of acceptance

Somewhere in between sending transcripts and accepting, you submit your portfolio and wish it luck.

I’m all set up in the system, paid the fees and they received my university transcript, it’s just my high school transcript that still hasn’t arrived yet.

On Remembrance Day, I went to my old high school to pick up my transcript. Being back in that building was a bit weird, but the place hasn’t changed too much. There are pictures of strangers on the wall who I didn’t recognize, but sure enough after a bit of browsing, I did find the keeners from my year who ran student council and familiars who won awards. As I watched a few teen stragglers drag their feet to the day’s assembly, I felt relieved to no longer be in high school. The secretary who gave me my transcript likened it to a “prison”, which I found a pretty accurate analogy. Anyways, $24 later, she handed me my transcript, which I delicately tried to stuff in the mailbox the following Monday.

So now, I’m just hoping that it has arrived in Guelph not to much worse for wear and they will send me a confirmation about it soon.

With most of the admin stuff out of the way, my main focus now is creating a brilliant portfolio and drawing tests. The tests involve redesigning a jewelry ad and drawing a self portrait. True story: If you Google “jewelry ad”, you end up with lots and lots of photos of naked chicks! Like porn for yuppies. But I guess sex sells and all that jazz. Somehow I don’t think if I designed an ad in the same way it would go over very well…or would it? 😉

Apart from the school preparation stuff, it’s been pretty busy: We went to one of Hubby’s work party events and have another one this Friday, plus we are hosting our first ever “Festivus” party this weekend!  My Thursday night drawing classes are winding up too, the teacher asked me to bring my watercolour set to class. Three hours of drawing and painting nude people fun! Lastly Christmas/Hanukkah/Yule season is coming up, so we’ve started shopping and will be decorating the house soon. Lots going on!

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10 thoughts on “Waiting and Working

  1. Laura Best

    Looks like everything is getting underway for you. What excitement, starting out on a new venture in life.. I’m smiling. 🙂 Best of luck with your portfolio.

  2. Zhu

    I find it funny you still need to provide transcripts! The portfolio should be the main part of your application, no? Moral of the story, being a good student in high school *does* matter, even years later!

    I’ll be curious to see your self-portrait 🙂

  3. bluntdelivery

    true story:

    my friends and i went to chicago to celebrate festivus for like 6 years straight on dec. 23. haha. it was awesomesauce.

    um, i’m not worried about any of this. you got it. no worries.

  4. Pauline Post author

    Zhu-Yes, it’s a bit odd that I have to provide high school transcripts since I went to university, but ah well. Perhaps I will share my self portrait. 🙂

  5. Pauline Post author

    Bluntdelivery-Sounds awesomesauce! Festivus is great! I wish I bought a mug from the site. 😉 Aw, thanks! I hope it goes well!

  6. Pauline Post author

    Lone Grey Squirrel-Thanks and yes, the paint does run when they sweat. They seem more bothered when it dries though. 😉

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