Well, I have done a very poor job of reaching my goal this year. Originally, I had planned to use any time that I would have spent driving to/from grad class and/or IN class to create. I have stayed after at school plenty of times, well into the evening, this year…but never to create.
I find it difficult to create in my classroom – not because of the conditions; conditions are perfect after school (quiet, large tables, tile floor) – because if I’m at school, I’m working on school stuff! Lesson planning, bulletin boards, grades, preparing materials for the next day, meetings…etc. etc! I don’t know how I got everything done while I was in grad school; maybe I didn’t!
All that to say, my time to create comes in sporadic spurts. Sometimes I sketch; sometimes I watercolor; sometimes I paint.
Here are a few shots of my latest work in progress. I started back in the fall; it’s definitely been a slow process! I wanted to do something special with the song we first danced to at our wedding, and I was experimenting with combining different processes. Brayer w/paint on canvas, collage-ing on paper, adding text, layering.
I apologize for the crooked photos. These were taken while it was hanging on the wall to dry (to keep it out of the reach of the cat), and I am short & was too lazy to go get the stool in order to take better photos…