Monday, January 12, 2009

Full Moon and other goodies

I was able to capture a quick shot of the full moon from Saturday night. I do love the moon. I believe I have talked about it before, but just in case you are reading my blog for the first time, I will say it again. The moon is way cool!

I am feeling quite happy, because I finally finished my applications to graduate school!!! Yay!! It took me forever, because you are required to write a "Statement of Purpose", about what qualifies you to pursue graduate studies, what you hope to accomplish, your career goals, and things like that. It was pure agony, writing that darn essay. I am fortunate to have a friend here (thanks Marjorie) and my husband, who both read and re-read what I had written. I couldn't have done it without you two!!! I will mail the applications for UC Irvine and UCLA tomorrow. (I already sent in UC Riverside.) What a relief!

Now I need to focus on new art for my upcoming exhibition in the True World Gallery in February. The opening is on February 21st, for those of you who live nearby and wish to attend. I have got quite a bit of art already, but I wouldn't mind having a few more fabulous new pieces for this gallery.

I finally broke down and gave Pono a much needed bath. It actually ended up being a shower (his first one!) because it was really too cold to bathe him outside. He doesn't like the bath part, but the towel rubbing at the end is bliss!

It's not too late to sign up for my giveaway. The drawing takes place on Wednesday, so hurry! I would write more, but since I have been doing nothing but writing for the past three days, I hope you will forgive me if I take a little break!


pRiyA said...

the picture of the full moon and landscape is beautiful.
oh,its great that you've finished your statement of purpose. that's an achievement by itself.

High Desert Diva said...

The moon photo is gorgeous!

Congrats (and good luck) on your grad school app. completion.

We gave Trux a shower...yeah...not so much fun!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi karine!
congratulations! great work! pono looks so cute in his towel surrounded by bubbles!
i am so excited for your show! lots of wonderful things!

bindu said...

The full moon picture is lovely - very mellow colors. Good luck with the grad school application!

Karine said...

Thank you for all of your comments! Melissa, Pono is actually surrounded by fuzz, which he pulls out of his stuffed toys. Since you wrote that, I do see how it looks like bubbles. : )

Nancy and the fatties said...

I will cross all fingers and toes for you for the grad school applications. Way to go Karine! I bet Pono smells like a rose now...

Patricia said...

I read that the moon this past weekend was the brightest it will be all year. How scientists know that I have no idea, but I wouldn't dispute it. It was a beacon over my house. Many warm wishes for positive results on your grad school apps, and
thanks for the kind words on my blog, sweetie.

Robyn said...

Stunning photo of the moon, Karine. Good luck with your application.

Anke said...

HI Karine! Great shot at the moon, I did some photos the other day too......we had a really big full moon this time. I will post the photos later on my blog.
Yeah! You did it! I cross my fingers for you that everything works out with gradute school! Good luck!!!!!
And have fun finding some new ideas and inspiration for you new art project!
Smiles, Anke ;)