More on my plate

Since raising kids, a part time job, making art every day, and running the household isn’t enough on my plate, I decided to go back to school!  I am now a graduate student in Art Education at The University of Kansas!  It is exciting and exhausting at the same time.  I still can’t believe I’m doing it at 38 years old, but you’re never to old to learn.  Although, as I’m taking night classes, I do think that sometimes it might be too late at night to learn.  Its a challenge!  One of my current classes is the “Intro to metals and Jewelry” studio Pinwheel bracelet.  Our first project was to make something based on a toy.  It had to have a moving element, rivets, and piercing.  I based mine on a pinwheel and made it into a bracelet.  The pinwheels spin, and each of those little stars took an hour to saw.  I didn’t even calculate how long they took to sand and finish!  This process really makes me appreciate the speed of painting.

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Back on the home front, we are still finishing the garage, where my art studio will be.  We hope to be done next month.  I’ve been working out there when I can, but mostly still paint in the house.  This week I started 4 new paintings for my show next month at the Bourgeois Pig.  I will be in the Final Fridays show on March 27, and my work will be up during the month of April.  The Bourgeois Pig is a small space.  I might have 10 pieces in the show.  More on that later.  For now, here is a shot of my handsome husband working in the soon-to-be art studio.

 

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