This will be a quick post as it’s late on Sunday already and school starts far too soon tomorrow morning. I’m back at Nordale Elementary here in Fairbanks, working with the second half of their young artists as a continuation of the project I started in January. As always it’s fun, challenging, exhausting, and very worthwhile.
I’ve got one more week at Nordale. We’ll end with an open house next Thursday and the panels will get installed over the summer. After this week I’ll do the quick switch and on Sunday I fly to Kenai to do it all again at Sterling Elementary for another two weeks. If I continue at the pace of this school year, the whole damn state will be covered in kid mosaics. I can think of far worse things.
“The Artist” (as I’m often referred to) never gets much of her own work done during these projects, but I did receive some good news last week. I was chosen as one of four artists to go to Isle Royale National Park for a nice two and a half week Artists in the Parks residency in July. Unfortunately the logistics and finances of this adventure caused me to have to back out of a planned glacier trip this spring. Someday I’ll be able to do it all. Right now I’m just happy to look forward to Isle Royale.
And on the non-art front:
Skis are put away. . . .
The mighty Big Eldorado Creek is breaking up. . .
Team Couch begins their summer training . . .
And I’m thrilled to have the seasonal functioning outdoor shower and indoor washing machine back for the next six months. Sometimes it’s the small things.
More later on this week when the project is done. Now, to stay ahead of those 200 busy little hands. Wish me luck.