Thursday, September 18, 2014

Where Have I Been? Part 2

Well it's been, as my good friend Kelsey would say, FOREVER since I've written my last blog post. The school year ended and, for the most part, so did my energy to focus on school. I'm usually a really high energy, ready-to-go kind of gal, but for some reason my heart just wasn't into the usual "getting ready for school" mode all summer. Crazy honest and I hope some of you understand.

I spent a lot of my summer working on myself as an artist. I've always created and I take great pride in continuing to make my own Art, but I always feel I lose a little of my artist self during the school year. I've set a goal to make 10 mixed media works throughout the school year to make sure this doesn't happen again. Doing student examples (as fun as they can be) just isn't cutting it for my artistic soul.

Most of my art this summer included large scale murals with a bit of a dark undertone.

 These first two were done in an empty construction space during Appleton's "Mile of Music". I was honored to be a part of a pop-up art gallery call "Feather and Bone: Fearsome Creatures of Lumberwood". Super fun time and got to collaborate with lots of talented local artists! 

These final two were done on the bare walls of the studio where my husband works. The horror series below is LARGE! Each section is about 7'x4'. Very happy with how it turned out :)

This last image is my arm newly tattooed up with beautiful art supplies. Now I'm ready for the school year!

I'm back to feeling re-energized and looking forward to starting a lot of new practices in my art room. I hope your school years a going swimmingly so far, and I look forward to sharing with you all this 2014-15 school year!

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I am reviewing Art Ed blogs, and came across yours. Kudos for keeping your artists soul fed this summer. Very important in my opinion for keeping your art teaching real. I sure your students will benefit by seeing your mural work. Love your lessons