I have one week remaining in the funding of my project. I am so pleased to have met my goal and I appreciate those that have contributed past my initial goal:) I have spent the last week figuring out a place to live and plane flights.
Here are some details, if anyone is interested: I have decided to live in the dorms- that way I will be close to the studio and can hopefully get to know the other people in the program. My flights are booked (I leave June 9th and come back July 29th). Shaun is planning a trip to visit me part of the way through the program so that makes leaving him a little less sad. I am also frantically trying to figure out where to get coffee in Philadelphia- My co-workers are assisting me in coming up with the most compact and efficient brewing set-up. Rest assured. I think I am going to be ok :) Oh, and my wonderful job is letting me leave for seven weeks and return! Everything is falling into place.... crazy. And, holy crap. I get to paint for seven weeks without any other responsibilities. That is making me sooooo excited.
Thanks again for all of your support.