My first bit of news is that I got a job! I have been a stay-at-home mom for a few years now and since both of my boys are going to school full days I decided to look at the job market again. I know finding a job is hard and career changing is even harder but I have the most loving and caring husband, he encouraged me to find something that I liked and to not take any job that I was offered. I am excited to announce that I have been a pre-k assistant teacher for four weeks now and I absolutely LOVE it! This is quite a career change since I've been in the retail industry and in banking BUT since having kids I now know that working with children is my passion, besides art of course. Art will be in my blood forever.
My other bit of news is that I got my packet for the Newport News Fall Festival of Folk Life two weeks ago and I cannot be more excited about my location!! I am in J1. What does that mean? I'm in the first spot on the juried side, I am the first person you see as you enter the juried section! Woot Woot!! And since I'm "front-and-center" I figured I better step up my game and order a banner so you all can find me easier.
Six days until the Newport News Fall Festival!!!!!
- I started this blog on November 23, 2009 just because I wanted to chronicle my artistic endeavors and see "in black and white" how many different directions my artistic brain would go. I challenged myself to try different mediums and that this blog could be a platform to post my achievements and failures. I cannot believe it's been six years now! Over the past 6 years I've learned a few things from writing this blog:1. Art is in my blood, I will always be thinking or doing something artistic2. About 80% of my work turns out better than the original idea3. I am not a fast artist, I have to start on an idea and then let it sit for a while4. It's OK that my "artsy" brain sometimes goes in 1,000 different directions at onceWith all of this said I now consider myself a mixed media artist because I a lot of my talents cross over into other projects I've already started; It's a great life and I wouldn't change anything about my crazy artistic brain!