Finally, now that my Christmas break is just about over...I was able to sleep in. I usually wake up early, no matter how late I stay up, so it felt like a small accomplishment this morning that I was able to just rest.
Then...it was right to work! I missed the last Project Runway All Stars, my favorite show right now, so I caught up on that and started my daily drawing. After that I started watching 'Art Star', pretty good. All about following a group of recent MFA grads as they move to NYC and try to make it in the art world, with the goal of showing at Art Basel. Not one of these glossy reality shows, more documentary style. Watching the judges meet in what surely was a painting studio at the Chicago Institute of Art, those tall ceilings, metal easels caked with paint, paint stained floor...made me miss art school.
And it was very compelling to listen to some of them as they talked about their work, some more articulate than others...as I was sitting there on my couch drawing a wide eyed lady...thinking to myself...I just like to draw these pretty ladies, with big eyes. Not trying to make any huge social statement, just...making...what I want. And I don't feel bad about that at all.
...as I sit here, I honestly can't remember what I did the rest of the day. Wow. After a failed attempt at a nap with my 'nap crew', I just gave up and headed out to downtown Lake Worth to support my Art Hive gals...here are the pics;
Tomorrow...many things on my agenda...my daily piece (of course!)...another piece for the Bee52 Art Challenge... maybe some fashion illustrations...creating a cheer newsletter for the upcoming week...getting my own personal calendar figured out...maybe looking into a few art shows...prepping my materials for the art licensing inquiries...maybe some laundry...and a nap.
We will see how much I get done...maybe I will forget about all of that and just enjoy my last day before I go back to school.
Artist and Art Teacher