Last weekend I had so much fun leading a group of students through the monoprinting process. I love working with kids. If you would have told me ten years ago that this is what I would be spending much time doing, I would never have believed you. I'm also grateful for the support of the community as I get so many opportunities to share my love of art with kids. And next month I will be leading a school of grade 4 students in Calgary through my exhibit and process at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. I've come to realize that I prefer actually painting, demonstrating or teaching rather than just hanging around at an exhibit opening. Not that I don't appreciate those opportunities as well - I really, really do - but I like to keep busy as my anxiety levels tend to rise when I'm waiting...waiting to see who will attend (if anyone), waiting to see how I will respond to questions, waiting for the event to finish so that I can go home and collapse. And it also feels as though the times that I'm engaged in a talk or demonstration are the times it is less intimidating for others to step forward and ask questions, which always makes me happy.
AIRdirondack Art Project