I had my MFA dissertation presentation today (called a Final Review at the Academy). In front of a group of three professors, I had to present my thesis, my artwork and the concept behind it all. Though I was well prepared, I was still nervous. I am happy to say I passed with flying colors. I received some great feedback and direction for my future career as an artist. I am looking forward to mulling this advice over once I stop celebrating. Now it’s just one more month of class, six more paintings and I’ll be wearing a cap and gown again at a graduation ceremony. I can’t believe it has been 29 years since the last time I did that!