Needing some more raw earth in my life. I'm all over the place, right now (literally and energetically). So many changes and opportunities are here at the same time. All of them feel like now is the right time. I'm feeling vulnerable, anxious, insecure and yet so happy.
Several years ago, I was taking part in an artists' group where we pushed ourselves to find the direction we wanted to head. One of our assignments was to write our bio, looking back on our lives. The part that made me the most emotional was that I chose to put a hefty chunk of my funds into a scholarship for creative kids, so they would have art instruction and mentorship. To be honest, if I hadn't had people who believed in my creativity as a child, I'm just not sure where I'd be, today.
And here I am, about 3 years after writing that bio, being in the middle of 4 amazing opportunities in the art mentoring realm: 1) hosting a constructively honest art critique for adult artists (who are seeking community and interactive feedback to help them grow), 2) offering small group and one-on-one art mentoring to students in the Marietta City School system, 3) becoming a catalogued instructor for photography/life in focus through Artsbridge school programs, and 4) teaching phone photography and middle/high school visual art mentorships through the Parkersburg Art Center, this fall.
I'm also doing my first story with Clutch MOV Magazine, this week (as both photographer and reporter), and have been meeting all of the people I'll be interviewing and photographing over this weekend, annnd beginning work on the biggest art installation I've ever done, to date, donated work to 3 auctions and submitted work to 2 group art shows in Athens, OH...and my short wedding season began for me, Saturday. And once the dust begins to settle from these happenings...I have a new music project that's very dear to my heart, that I'd like to pursue (likely by early fall).
Wanna know more details about any/all of these things? Comment, message, text, keep in otherwise contact.