My Recycled Paper Art Workshop at Allied Arts RARE 2014!
I apologize to myself and my readers, for not getting back into this blog sooner. Over the last several months I've been pouring myself into the ongoing hunt for a teaching position and a paying job to take care of life's necessities. We all have bills to pay and when you are in between jobs, you can really feel the pressure. I am fortunate in that I have such an amazing core group of loved ones who are helping me get through the hard times that often follow after a recent graduation from college. I've recently been hired as a part-time position in a craft and sewing store & as a result I now work as a framer. While it is not what my ultimate goal is, this will suit me just fine for now, while I have smaller workshop classes and continue my journey to teach art.
I've also been working on a few art and teaching goals. One teaching goal that I completed. was that I worked with a local non-profit organization called Allied Arts of Whatcom County in April, in which I taught a Handmade Paper & Plant Pulp workshop via the annual RARE recycled art expo. It was an inspiring textiles class that I learned so much about how to go about teaching such a class in an art stores studio, the classroom environment, teaching older students that were adult ages, and shared a great opportunity.
As far as my artwork is going, I've been doing some preliminary art drawings, paintings, and sketches for designs toward a few new versions of fantasy, (mermaids), history, and hero based art. While I am currently without a studio space, I have changed my focus on smaller 2-D projects, rather than the sculpture based work of my tea cups (of which I will go back to as soon as I can).
I'm looking forward to a new chapter in my life, the arts, teaching, and moving forward to a better place. It will take time and hard work, but I know in my heart that it will be worth it. Signing off for now, but I will return to the blog shortly. Cheers!