Monday, May 5, 2008

This Isn't Real Writing, Just My Excuses

It's not that I haven't been writing; rather it's that I've been writing a lot but not exactly on subjects that would work well here. I had a student in my high school printmaking class die in a lunch-time automobile accident (no seat belt) and have been dealing with small issues such as a burn on my leg, school deadlines and lack of sleep.This "diarizing" does not make for compelling reading.

My studio work goes well and my only problem there is not enough time. I am trying to figure out how to organize my life in such a way as to be able to make art for long stretches of time and not just in the summer. If I leave the city I'd have enough money to not teach; if I continue to teach at the pace I do, I don't have enough time in my studio. If I'm so busy working I'm not enjoying the city the way I should anyway, but I am loathe to give it up.

The college teaching stops in 2 weeks and my day job goes until the end of June. It's extra-hard because I enjoy my school district job and feel that I make a difference in kid's lives on a daily basis. As Pierre, my husband, says "The problem is that you like this job so much, you want to be there all the time and you work too hard at it!"

Anyway, I'll have almost two whole months off with very little to distract me. My friends Vince & Chris have invited us out to Sea Ranch in CA and we might do that since it could combine work and play.

So I'll post some relevant stuff soon and forgive this drivel!