You know when you try go on a diet and as soon as you start, all you want to eat is M&M’s, full-fat cheeses, and bread.... lots of bread?
That is kind of how I feel since I started working on my M.Ed. this fall. I’m almost 12 credits in, and while I’m learning all kinds of important and useful ways to improve my teaching, I am creatively starving! This disconnect was really driven home over winter break from grad school and teaching because it was the first time since August that I had down time. I used that time to make things- silly things, serious things, practical things- and it felt so natural and so good.
So in an attempt to maintain the art-making just for me, I’ve made a little goal: I am going to post a moment of “making-stuff” each week. My goal here isn’t for you to see my work and “get discovered.” What I hope to gain from this experience, (and the experience of maintaining a website in general), is a place where I have to organize my work and have an element of accountability to create more work. It will help me to say to myself “the laundry can wait, let’s dig out the sketchbook.”