With my applied project much closer to being finished, I have more time to create. I have been working on illustrating a children’s story written by a coworker. It’s for a proposed book and children’s toy, so we’ll see! Here’s a sneak peak:
I have been playing around with an ipad ap, ipastels, that a new friend and local artist, Bree Sauers (http://breesauers.com/) suggested to me. I love being able to draw anywhere with no clean up! But I also miss the feel of the pastel, too. I wonder if technology will one day be able to give me that tactile experience!
I will be honest, I have let my art making fall to the bottom of the to-do list since graduating from undergrad. Other than a painting for my dining room, I have not completed a true finished piece since 2007…Once I am done with my master’s, my goal is to set aside time each week just for art making.
Here is a watercolor I did once school let out for the summer; I started painting as a way to clarify my thoughts for my applied project (art school term for master’s thesis). Something compelled me to save the throw-away demonstration I did for my art club students. It could just have been my inability to throw paper away…but I have layered on top, and I think have created the beginnings of a new painting series?
I’ve decided to work on making a book! I want to do what I’ve asked my students to do this year — experiment with materials they’ve never used before & get to know them, build a dialogue. So, I am going to make paper for my book. I made paper for the first time with my 4th graders this year, and I’d like to explore the art form a bit more.