My summer full of painting rooms in my house has come to an end. The foster parent licensing process is finally nearing the finish as well, woo! My biological son had his first day of Third grade this past week.
Now it's time to get back to my favorite thing, working with kiddos. I looked into life insurance, and actually made a Will so I am ready as I'll ever be to teach during a pandemic. The other teachers and I have been jokingly making bets how long this can last. I said Fall break (early October- a solid 8 weeks) until I had lunch duty. I have now revised my bet to three weeks tops... I hope I am wrong.
In the meantime, I have continued painting every night. Vote! continues to progress.
I am working on getting my foster license with my husband so that we can foster to adopt a kiddo. I think I am falling into some sort of nesting behavior, because I had a sudden urge to paint a family house sign. My son, Liam, is excited to be a big brother : )
Another hike with my lil guy.
And, progress on Vote! continues. The first of four panels is done with its base coat so it is onto the next panel tonight.
I am having a pretty awesome summer so far. Liam and I hike almost every day. I was an essay reader for AP Art History Exams all last week. And, I've been redoing a lot of the paint around the house, and in the evening I have my precious hour to work on my own paintings.
Vote! continues to progress. The first panel is almost done.
Classes are done! My kiddos wrapped up art class with Virtual field trips to the Art Institute in Chicago, the Contemporary Museum of Art in Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, the MOMA, and Museo Bilbao.
I've been listening to two really good art podcasts. ArtCurious and The Art Angle are both great ways to pass the time and learn something new about the art world.
Vote! started this past week and I am having tons of fun painting it. You can see the entire progression at it's page under the Recent Work tab.
My Studio buddy, Faye.
Well, the school year is about over. Teaching entirely from home has been weird. Adobe Fresco has been a really fun tool for my students to use, but I miss seeing them and the physicality of the normal media.
My AP Art History class took their tests yesterday. I feel like this is the best job that I've done teaching the class thus far. I am also potentially going to be a reader for the essays, so that will be great experience for the future.
I just varnished Theorem yesterday. Tonight I begin work on Vote!.
Teaching from home because of the Coronavirus pandemic is strange, but I've been getting a little more used to it this past week. I feel so lucky to work at the school that I do because we already have a really good set up for eLearning.
My painting and AP Art History classes are doing the #gettymuseumchallenge. My entry (done in twenty minutes during class- pressure!) is below.
My Photography class is doing Quarantine inspired photography. One of the prompts is their workspace.
My eLearning backdrop is Theorem finally all put together.
I've also been working on the cradled panels for Vote!.
Once I finish the final details on Theorem, I'm going to start on the V panel. It's design is below.