Lots. Lots and lots and lots has been going on. And...nothing. Depends on your viewpoint. I've been healing up the wound grief impales you with since I last posted. The scar will never heal, but I've discovered how to work it into my wardrobe. The amount of time it takes is personal and can only be determined by the person going thru it. But after it all...there are the moments when you feel strong enough to, as my friend Hannah has said, "...hold a wing out to test the wind." or something equally poetic. (Enter heart symbol here) It's then that you discover how to do it again. Your life. Because frankly, I totally forgot. I think the subject of grief is an ongoing thing for me to reflect up and has now informed my new artwork and my new outlook. I will probably be posting about it here and there, and I thank you for your willingness to go on this journey with me. The journey of healing.
To that...I've come through this school year with quite a few lessons under my belt. I went from wanting to hide under the floor last year, to walking in and being the department chair for 8 staff in one fell swoop. Daunting doesn't even begin to describe it. Plus, I was taking on a subject I hadn't taught in 8 years....Computer Graphics. A subject that updates and changes every 8 months let alone years! It's been crazy. But...I've learned a lot. I'll get specific in future posts but for now I want to share what I've found on the other side of these lessons. My art.
I committed to doing the 100 Day Project in hopes to re-invest in my work and it's been epic! I'm on day 23 and I'd like to share with you the work I've been doing. The basic premise for my 100 pieces is collage. I'm limiting myself to 6"x6" Bristol tiles integrating a photograph and a hand-typed quote in some way. Anything else goes as far as my collage material but I do find myself sticking with black, white, metals and wax paper to start. I'll be sharing daily notes as I go along as well and the plan is also to have a print sale soon!!!
Thank you so much for checking them out and I'll be here more often, I promise! Cheers!