Thursday, October 27, 2011

Well it sure has been a LONG time since I posted anything! I couldn't remember how to go directly to my blog, and had to google my name and sign in.
Here is a crazy attempt to catch you up: Last year I taught Art Appreciation at Bishop State Community College, and loved it. I took the summer off and played with Finn, visited California and applied for a job with the City teaching art at a community center.  It seemed like a perfect job to me. ...I could help a high school student get their portfolio together as well as help someone who always wanted to learn to paint...learn to paint.  It took three months but...I got the job! My title is ' Art Specialist I' and weirdly and wonderfully the job is everything I imagined, and more, I get to meet lots of interesting people,teach a variety of people art,learn from other Artists,wonderful park setting, and as an extra bonus, my coworkers are wonderful, talented, funny and interesting people. I have painted a little bit  in my new work studio, but haven't photographed anything so that is part of why I am posting this and am determined to get back into a weekly really helps me document my work. The above photo is from a workshop that I taught at the Eastern Shore Art Center, these were not finished, but its the only one I had where everyone's painting is in one shot. The goal of this workshop was to conquer shiny, metal,and it was really fun. Amazing people in this class. Hope you are counting your blessings.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Just how I imagined it'd be 8x8

We had a lovely place to work, we had a beautiful model to paint, it was just how I imagined it would be... to be an 'Artist'. This morning I painted from a live model for two blissful hours. In this group we are painting from a single pose, which was very peaceful. It's been so long since I have posted on this blog, and I have waited...thinking that I might be able to resume' painting a day, but it looks like between my teaching at a local college, and my commissioned work, that I will have very limited time to paint what I choose. Naptime has become a rare occurance around here, so for now I will just post when I have something new, and perhaps next year when school gets started I can become a ' painting a day-er' again! best,
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