Actually, this is less of a "sketchbook update" and more of a "hey look at some of the art that has been consuming my life for the better part of the last year."
I know I've always had spotty attendance on this here blog, but I'm never really all that idle when it comes to creating things. And though I haven't been posting tons of refashions lately (though to be fair, I do have a few sewing related things to share once I photograph them) I have been busting my buns when it comes to my art related stuff.
As I may have shared (who knows-- I don't always divulge a lot of personal stuff on here for reasons), I received my Bachelor's Degree in Art Education back in 2014. Since then, I have been teaching high school art, but I've decided to take a new path and leave my teaching position and go back to graduate school to pursue my Master's. So the past year has been a pretty crazy time-- creating a whole new portfolio, exhibiting my artwork in across state lines, applying and subsequently being rejected by different schools; ya know, all sorts of fun stuff.
But I can happily say that I've been accepted into an amazing MFA program and will be going back to school (and teaching for the university!) this fall. What's the point of this whole story? It's just my roundabout way of explaining why I'm showing you a bunch of weird drawings on wood. So without further ado, here's just a handful of some of the things that I've been creating:
I've basically been drawing a lot of things about birds. Because let's be real-- birds are so amazing and important and wow.
I've also been working hard on trying to develop my own techniques, which have been this whole colored pencil/graphite on wood deal.
These certainly aren't all the arts that I have been working on, but I felt like sharing a few things to show that I'm not dead. Soooooo... yeh. I'll just leave these drawings here.
Now, I need to get off my lazy butt and photograph all the other crafty things that I've been working on.