In the beginning of the school year, my art time is very limited. We are entering our 5th week of class. As a first grade teacher, I'm just beginning get my head above water. Last week was the first time that I've sat down with my watercolors for a while. It felt good to get out the brush and water and let it move around on the paper. There is something so therapeutic to watercolors. Today I finally got back onto my webpage and worked through some of the things I'd wanted to do here. I have new things I still need to add but I made a start. Next month I am beginning a children's book illustration class with Lilla Rogers. I am so excited for this class! I am trying to decide if I want to take another online class through CalArts. Maybe just one class is a good idea for the fall.
I've just completed my first ever entry in Lila Roger's Global Talent Search. It is a contest where the final prize is representation with her agency. The assignment was great! You were to design a teacup, saucer and napkin for a bakery that was opening a tea room. You could do anything. There wasn't a theme. You were to work in your own style. I designed at least 5 different sets before I chose one. The judges pick just 50. Honestly, there were so many great entry I doubt I'll make the 50 but I'm glad I tried. It was a fun project!