2020...it truly was a year like no other. I for one am so over hearing that phrase, and 'in these unprecedented times', etc...but you know what?
It is so true.
Professionally I have been pushed beyond what I thought were my limits as an educator-figuring out how to go from ‘normal’ pre-Covid teaching with literally no notice...and making the switch to teaching elementary this year where I have taught remote, then hybrid and soon back at full capacity (and still remote, too...a little nervous about it, I want to do a good job for both groups)
Artistically I have committed my entire year to creating fashion illustrations, something I love. This will be year ten for me of consecutive daily art making and I’m so excited. I am trying to look back at the pieces I have made these past nine years and really focus on work that reflects the things I love the most.
Personally...so much change. My husband and I have moved back to our home state, still getting used to that change especially 'in these unprecedented times'...and I thank all the friends and family that have stuck with me, and thankful for the new folks that have come into my life too.
And that’s it. Things aren’t going to magically get better just because the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve. We are still gonna have to deal with 2020 because realistically...this isn't over.
My hopes for 2021:
...that you stay safe.
...that you send and receive love.
...that you make time for your heART.
...oh, and here is the final series for 2020!
Artist and Art Teacher