Thursday, May 19, 2011
Well I got the not good news today from AQS...I did not pass the Appraisal certification test. I'm not totally surprised but I am disappointed. Between being very tired and the oral test being very awkward I didn't feel very good about the whole thing. On the other hand I still feel confident about my knowledge of quilts, their history and valuing them.
It leaves me a quandary of what to do next. The personal property and fine arts appraiser I've worked with says I should just get certified as a general appraiser. I could still focus on textiles. On the other hand I could continue with what I've been doing without any certification at all.
On the other hand (I still have a hand left no?) my husband felt so bad about being out of town for most of the year prior to the test that he has offered to take me to the International Quilt Festival in Ireland a year from June. I know he is doing it because he feels guilty but I'm taking him up on it anyways!