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 . 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.
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.