For many years after receiving my MFA, I focused on teaching rather than making art. I’d still make art occasionally and put everything I had into the project, but I still considered myself an art teacher. I cherished my time in the classroom helping students address issues in drawing and watercolor painting, but it took a serious health event to shift my perspective.
I’m teaching again – no studio classes this time, but the fascinating history of art and art appreciation. This time though, I’m more committed to my studio practice. It’s like I’m getting another chance at this lyrical challenge.