Blogging does not come easy for me. Especialy for the reason I started it in the first place, to share with the world the art I make. I do have a hard time tooting my own horn, selling my own art work,etc. But I need to get over that, right? Making time to update my blog on a regular bases is daunting. My excuse is that it eats into my artmaking time. I do all kinds of things that eat into my artmaking time anyway. Like going bake to work. I now have two part time jobs. I work at the local Micheals craft store 16 - 20 hours a week and I teach at an elementry school M-F one hour a day. So where I need to be the most creative is in my time management. I should have a set time to blog once a week I think that should do it. That way If I had the chanch to finish any art work during the week I can post it. And I can share what happens in my classes and at work, etc.
So, work. Working at Micheals'.... Its a lot like being at home. I help people find what they are looling for, clean up after them and put away the things they left behind. At least I'm being paid for it there. One of the most frustraighting things is seeing all the fun papers and stamps and paints,selling them or shelving them when I would rather be in my studio using them to make art.
I started the teaching yesterday. Tuesdays I have the fifth graders. We are doing self portraits using simblism, logos, etc. We started by having a friend draw the outline of our bodies on a big piece of paper, then fill in the background by drawing in where we are happiest. One boy wanted to draw his bed because he said he was happiest when he was asleep. That is very sad, I think. any way, I have forth grade today.
I got a few things done for swaps htis month, just under the wire, so to speek. These fabric pages were a real streach for me.