Happy to be Here

Happy to be Here

I am starting an MFA of studio art at Towson University this week. I am very excited for this opportunity, and especially grateful for the tuition remission offered by my employer.

I’ve always been interested in making Art. I remember drawing Batman and Snoopy with my father at the kitchen table (he drew Snoopy). I was SO EXCITED by the ability to draw a Batman. It was as empowering as learning how to read.

Exactly 8 years ago today, I decided to learn about WordPress by creating and blogging about Art. When I did my first post, I had no idea that it would lead anywhere. It was just fun. And it still IS fun.

I recently doozied up this site to support the work I’ll be doing in the coming weeks/months/years. I used Underscores to make a new WordPress theme, and to develop some new WP knowledge.

I am heading into this experience with an open mind, my sense of humor, seeking as much Joy as possible. I intend to work hard, learn a lot and discover new realms of interestingness. I will make a lot of new Art.

Artscape 2015

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Artscape usually happens over the hottest weekend of the year, and 2015 was no exception. Leezle and I headed downtown in the late afternoon. We enjoyed limeade, people watching and the air conditioning of the Ebb & Flow exhibit, where Drink Like a Fish can be seen. Thanks to Kim Domanski for another great exhibit.

Drink like a Fish!

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Here is another piece that is part of the ArtScape exhibition Ebb & Flow. Artscape runs from July 17-19. Please go to the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Fox Building; 1301 Mt. Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD  21217. My original sketches have a lot of sea detritus to accompany this fishwife. I opted to go with “less is […]

More Bowls…

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A few more from back in the hospital “Expressive Therapist” days. I thought of this one as “the blue brain.” A coil pot, woven randomly together. This is a drum, which can have a goat (or similar) skin stretched across the opening and fastened through the “eye” holes around the lip. I never found goat skin. I […]