When I was six, I asked Santa for a pony. It took him 30 years.
Kittens and Puppies and Homework Oh My
Today I wanted a day off. I don’t want to go anywhere. I don’t want to do anything. But you know, 4 hours of yard work and two trips to home depot, dinner to make, laundry to do, toilets to clean, and oh, yeah. Homework.
I already need a beer.
It’s been a busy year and a lot is always going on. There’s always so much to do. And 99.9% of my creative energy has gone towards school. This is what I’ve been up to this past few months:
the view from my desk
hung out with my main girl Chroicoragh
worked on my honors drawing
a clockwork cicada with a 9-ball eye
mixed up some colors
the results of my painting class
With my instructor, Robert You. I received a Judge’s choice award from the AZ painter Ed Mell!
And got published in this year’s Vortex magazine
doodles in my sketchbook
Got accepted into Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society
My painting found a new home, with one of my best friends and supporters :)
being a sculpture weirdo
struttin my stuff at the ASU iron pour
hangin with my homies
and this girl again
more shots of the girs
…we said goodbye to Keira. She is happily settled in her new home, in Michigan!
found out where the chickens were hiding their eggs
went to the beach!
Got to go out on the ocean for the first time
had some great family time
I could never get tired of this view
made a color chart
and cards for friends
another card, for my neighbor’s champion hound
what keeps me going
*sigh* someday I’ll finish Henry
a beautiful AZ sunset over Camelback mountain
spent quality painting time with another good friend
got a sweet birthday present (his name is Oliver)
my drawing made the 15th annual exhibit
my son’s B-day present, another family member
the two sisters, Juniper and Bärli (pronounced “bear-ly” it means “Little Bear” in German
and everyone gets along
spent a fun day with my favorite Auntie
…and said good bye to my Grandma :(
It’s been a busy year so far! And I’m grateful for every second of it.
Next time, I’ll show you what I’ve been up to since I’ve started at ASU! It’s crazy! I’m surrounded by thousands of young people every day. Talk about a fish out of water.
If anyone has any questions on the art process, what do you DO in art classes anyway? What are we learning? on choosing to go back to college full-time, as a 43-year-old wife and a mother of 2, I’d be happy to answer them. Please leave a comment below.
And if you’re wondering, “Why, of all fields of study to choose from, and in a struggling economy, would anyone go to ART SCHOOL?”