Things have been extremely over whelming and difficult.
I have been attempting to recover from the surgery, which has been going fairly well actually, and still receiving treatments which has been rough on me because my body has decided it hates every single one now, not just random reactions.
I started an online art program from an accredited school in November. The classes are in accelerated format and it was explained that there was a part I, part II, etc. Lectures were extensive, blah, blah, blah. Yeah...not quite. They cram 15 1/2 weeks of learning into 5 1/2 weeks, which is not so good when you are learning certain art techniques. Also, the classes pretty much run like this: A few short paragraphs on what you are supposed to learn. You are told to go off and get books from the library or research the internet and teach yourself the subject and then do the assignments. I am spending on average of 12 hours a day on this and that is not good. Many times it is closer to 16 or 18 hours. This leaves me no time to do anything else. By the time I am done for the day I am so brain fried I can't do anything.
On February 18 I will withdraw from this school and in Sept. I start fall semester at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. It will still be online, however, it is run in a traditional manner and the their is actual live interaction. It is the school my daughter is attending and so I've been able to see the differences first hand and it is much better than what I am going through right now.
I am sorry that I have neglected everyone, I'm just so worn out and frustrated and totally pissed off at the situation I put myself in. I should have done more research. I should have backed out when I realized what the situation was but I am stubborn and don't like to quit.
Anyway, just a little over a week to go and I'll be back.
Now, I have to go 'resovle an issue' with a sketch. The teacher did not tell me what the issue was, or what I need to do to resolve it, but I'll figure out something.
P.S. Where did the spell check thingee on this thing go?