Thursday, February 23, 2012

I'm still alive!!

Ack!! A month has gone by since I last posted. FAIL!

I'm still here guys, I've been super busy and technically I've still been working as a freelancer, but in a different category. I don't have a lot to show you because the work I've been doing has been along the lines of ... shall we say... "Social Media Consulting" for use in a creative field.  I've been helping a client work up a lot of social media sites, connect them together, create a website, link everything together.... phew! it takes a lot longer than you'd expect!

In other news, those of you who've been with me for a while, know that I have been working with some local schools in music and in art.  In one school in particular, I've been developing an Art only  curriculum.  A lot of my time has been spent figuring out projects, how to make them last over a few lessons, and how to actually teach for understanding and not just copying.  It's a challenge! This group of kids are not the typical kids who would choose an art program over other electives so I've been dealing with a LOT of behavioral issues.  It's starting to turn around tho and their first project was a complete WIN for the class!  They felt good about it, the office staff flipped out and called a bunch of teachers to come look at the work.  They even asked to have some laminated and put up around the school!  Granted the work wasn't museum quality (remember they're 6th graders), but it was better than any of them thought they could do.  That's a success in my book :)

I start with the other classed in Art in a few weeks. I'm excited to see where those students go with the program.

I'll leave you with a couple sketches I've managed to quickly put down to paper in between.  Hope you all had a wonderful week and I wish you a restful weekend!

sketch of my puppy love

random doodle

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