Listen to a conversation between two students.
How's it going, Julie?
Not too good. You know the student art exhibit next week.
No... what's that?
It's where a few art students are chosen to show a piece of artwork in the student center, for people to see.
Oh, cool. You were chosen?
Yeah, except I just found out that I can't use the painting I did for it .
Because it's too big. I'm into working on a really large scale now...
and the painting I did for the show is huge... it's like a three-meter-wide canvas.
But each artist only gets a small amount of wall space.
The organizers can't make an exception?
No... they said it wouldn't be fair to the other students if they let me have more space.
That's too bad.
What're you gonna do?
I don't know... I could give them an older painting. I do have one that's small enough.
Yeah... it's a nice painting and all...it's just that I did it a while ago.
My technique has improved a lot since then, so it wouldn't be my best work or anything.
I don't think it's as good as what I'm doing now.
Well, could you maybe do a new painting, a smaller on... by next week, for the show?
Yeah, I could.
Then it'd be something fresh, something I'd be more proud of...
But I'm really busy right now... I've got some exams coming up that I really need to study for...