Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Whew! It has been NON STOP since I got back to Greenville!

On my way down, I stopped and saw dear friend and all around awesome person Jennifer Wells. She's got the cutest little studio, in the beautiful mountains of Virginia. We took a walk down to the river, where I got some choice rocks, and I even got to pet a cow. I got a lot of prep work done for my class and some sketching, but just being in Jen's studio had me itching to get back at the bench.

I started teaching an Art Appreciation class last week at a community college about an hour away. I like it well enough so far, my students seem cool, but learning a whole new system and administration is stressing me out a bit. (Anyone have any tips on Moodle?) Also, the lectures take FOREVER to prep and I'm still figuring out the pacing.

This past weekend was the 3rd Annunal ECU Metals Symposium and all that entails. It was crazy busy and a lot of fun. I got to see many friends from out of town, but after four nights in a row of being social, I think I'm ready for some serious down time. (read: hermetic)

Today, I started a part time job at the Children's Museum and Science Center in Rocky Mt, NC. I'm a little overwhelmed, but excited. I think it's going to be a lot of fun. I'll be doing everything from working at the front desk selling tickets to helping with demos and birthday parties to caring for the live collections.

All of this, plus Hot Under the Collar (I spent two full hours last night dealing with show emails and entries) has left little to no studio time. I'd fully intended to enter the Honey Exhibition, and even started my piece on Monday. But at some point yesterday, I realized that there's no way I can make this piece happen by the deadline Friday. I'm feeling really guilty about not making, especially since people keep asking about it.

And to top it off, I've been crashing with various generous friends. I'm grateful I know such awesome people who are willing to take me in, but I'll feel a lot better once I'm back in my own space (aka, Linda's place, which isn't really mine either). I thrive on routine, and I'm just waiting for things to settle down. I'm hoping once I'm back at Linda's with a space to work and all my stuff, I'll get back into the rhythm of making. I did some sketching while I was home and visiting Jen, so that counts right?

So anyways, 2012 is off to a whirlwind start. Hopefully it will settle down soon and I can get back to making stuff.

Thanks for reading.

1 comment:

the space around said...

It was great to meet you at NC, Greenville. I hope to continue our new friendship. May your teaching adventure be exciting and rewarding! It is definitely the hardest at the start but it gets easier!! Stay Strong and enjoy the process!!