What I have been working on all week is updating my portfolio of student work so when the right teaching job comes along I can pounce on it. My file storage system is ridiculous so I have been reaching out to former students in hopes of getting copies of their files, two of whom graduated from high school in 2002 and 2006 respectively. (Both doing amazingly creative work. One is an exhibiting artist who had a solo show recently in Paris and the other is an interactive designer soon to be working for a company who has the sobriquet "The Grey Lady" or the "Old Gray Lady" but why mention a woman's age? It's rude. Writes the woman who is, in fact, sensitive about that!)
I have been combing through mountains of data CD's (as in compact discs) and, as if that wasn't bad enough, slides. Fucking slides. I literally tore my studio apart looking for these but was thrilled beyond belief when I unearthed them in the most unlikely of places.
I really hate pushing pixels, which is what this exercise in portfolio amounts to. So is getting this blog up and running again. It's life in the 21st Century, I guess. Apparently I took a break from that started in May 2016 and ends today. 2016 was just too brutal. So many great artists lost and the election. It was a long rough year. We adopted a sick dog in September, he's fine now but that took a lot out of me. So did my solo show at the AIA New Orleans. Onwards and upwards. Right?