My sketchbook for the Brooklyn Art Library's Sketchbook Project arrived this week. It's a good size - small, but not too small, enough pages for evolution without being overwhelming.
The theme I chose was "I'm Sorry I Forgot You," and the possibilities for this theme are still drifting in and out of my conscious thoughts as I go about my day. I'm also pondering whether to stay with one medium throughout the whole piece, or to experiment. I want it to be cohesive without becoming boring. So, have you decided to join the project yet? The deadline to sign up is October 31. If so, what theme did you choose?
I started out as a performing arts major and ended up as a special ed/social studies sixth grade teacher. Now after many years of teaching and two children, I've decided to live my art, no excuses. Working in education for many years has opened my eyes to the lack of creativity that children have today (let's give a big thanks to No Child Left Behind for that one!), and how important it is to nuture all forms of creativity in our children and ourselves. I encourage my kids to make art during the day, and I make my own at night. As Ali Edwards said, "living a creative life is a choice." I've made the choice to live my art, and I invite all mommies (and everyone else, for that matter) to do the same.