Thursday, April 24, 2008
In my last post I wrote that life had gotten the best of me. This isn't an entirely accurate statement, however, as it probably reads as though "life getting the best of me" is a negative thing. In fact, it is a great thing. While I haven't been able to blog or, for that matter, even draw...I've been getting the creative charge that provides the fuel I need in weeks to come.
School has been fantastic. I'm especially enjoying teaching Perception and Communication where I'm trying a few "untraditional" teaching methods. A few weeks ago my class went to a Mexican restaurant to "Eat and Draw". As far as I know, no sketches were ruined due to accidents with salsa. Currently my class is working on a facinating project at Elsewhere Artist Collaborative. There is absolutely no way that I can attempt to describe Elsewhere (please check out their website) or this experience with words...so count on drawings doing the work for me in the next couple days.
Several of my students and I are also still helping with the Advocacy Through Design class with teenage mothers at the YWCA. This has been such an incredible experience for all of us. Definitely something I hope to do more of in the future.
Finally, over the weekend my friend Megan got married. Yes...I wore the dress...but it turned out fine in the end (despite having no cosmetic surgery) and I was able to enjoy a great time with my friends. This is super important.
This is all to say the "life" that is getting the best of me is, well, a good life.