Posting two days in a row! That's a first for this blog.
I've declared my spider finished.
I cropped it a little differently for Society6.
Do you think that's an improvement, or should I keep the rectangle? I also plan on putting the original on Etsy.
I am glad to be finished with this; the spider makes me feel a little queasy even after staring at it for so long...
I might as well declare a couple of other changes in my life. Most of you who know me on a day-to-day basis know this already--I quit my teaching job a few months ago. I loved my school, and I love elementary art, but there were some things I was unsatisfied with so I decided to move on. No job is perfect, but there is still a threshold.....So this summer I've been on the hunt for something else--either teaching art, or something else education/arts related. So I've actually found two new jobs now. One is a part time job at Dallas Heritage Village (which I posted about visiting a couple weeks ago). And the other is an adjunct teaching position at Brown Mackie College--teaching Art History (my first love -- before education or even creating art myself, I studied Art History).
I'm really excited about both of these endeavors, and even with these two jobs I feel I will have a lot more free time to create than I did when I was teaching full time at an elementary school.
And I wouldn't be surprised if I find myself teaching K-12 again in the future, this is just what God has for me for now.
So now I will start another piece. Any suggestions? And you know you can always commission a custom drawing as well--just email me or message me on Etsy.
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