Hello, Tasha here!
Happy New Year! It’s wild to think that we are nearly halfway through our program year for (JSC). I’m trying not to think about it too much, to be completely honest. But I think we have all finally settled back into the groove of things now.
This past month for me was pretty busy. On top of my usual routine of working on my portfolio for my grad school applications, and doing my administrative tasks for my two internships with SEEDS and UCAN, I also got to attend my first “Comic-Con” type of convention. It was the “Animate!” con in Raleigh, and I had so much fun. All of the cool, nerdy things made me so happy.
There were also a few voice actors there. One of them, Olivia Olson, I got a picture with! Which is linked below. She was super cool and she was on a panel full of other voice actors. It was nice to get some insight into the creative process of an animated show. Hearing what all of the voice actors had to say made me feel hopeful about my own goals. Thanks for the tickets, Trey! It was a great break from portfolio stuff.
I also got some of my pieces into an art gallery in Hillsborough. One of my mentors, Shay, told me about the opportunity, and I figured that since I have so many pieces I’ve been working on,it would be a good idea. The event is called ‘Blackfuturism” and it’s the first gallery that I’vebeen featured in since graduating college in 2020. Special thanks to Lynn for being my ride,and for hunting for used frames and wires with me the other day. I am eternally grateful.
At the time I’m writing this, I am about to send in one of my last grad school applications. I feel pretty good about them, but there’s always that anxiety with the waiting. But, I’ve been super supported by everyone at JSC during this process. Special shout out to Heather Fisher — she is better than Grammarly! And of course, my mentor Tirzah has been super supportive by giving me feedback on my pieces, and just being a great person to talk to.
So, that was my month! If y’all wouldn’t mind sending some prayers of success my way, I would appreciate it.
Tasha, singing off!
P.S.: I was also a mascot for the first time on MLK day. That’s a whole other story!