Sunday, December 26, 2010

changes, changes

it's time for a change. change in my art, change in my life to make sure i have time to make art. the collages i will be posting/reposting are ones that need to go to new homes. i don't believe in having "sales" on art -- i'd rather gift a piece. in fact, i'd just as soon share my work with friends and family as sell it, anyway.

the past year or so has been a busier and harder than i would like. i returned to teaching august of '09 when i was offered a job teaching high school students with chronic and persistent mental illness. (i was out of the classroom for two years and worked as the disability program navigator for southeast tennessee.) i absolutely love teaching students with emotional/behavioral disorders. it's challenging, exhausting, and i'm very good at it. i love the fact that i get to use my creative side each and every day. in theory i should have plenty of down time as a teacher to work on my art but...

i also had to return to graduate school for two semesters to finish classes to complete requirements for my licensure. tennessee is horrible what it does to post baccelaurate intitial licensure candidates. so far i have taken 60 hours of mostly graduate education classes, and i still have three or four more classes to go if i want to get that m.ed. i'm taking a break to decide if i really want to put the time and effort and money into it. i have my permanent teaching license now, and i miss making art.

so...leave a comment and tell me why you would like to have this collage come live with you! i make no claims to have any specific process in place here! i have a good number of my smaller collages to send out into the world. i will post them as i am so inclined -- i make no promises what the frequency will be, lol. 10 minutes? 2 weeks? who knows? i've been incredibly erratic with my little blog.

as i post give away collages here, i will remove them from my artfire shop, but not imagekind. i am reserving the right to sell prints of the original works.

so tell me what you think! would you like some new art for your office or home? or something as a belated christmas gift? or how about a gift for yourself?

happy holidays!


Mel said...

Hmm...why would I like this collage for my very own...

1. I'm so glad our paths crossed this year, Kim! :D
2. It was very exciting to discover that you are Paperwerks (kind of a "duh" moment for me too) and also that you were featured in my copy of "Masters"! SO cool! :D
3. It would just look so great on my wall. :D

I wish you much more art-making time this year, Kim! Peace to you in '11! :D

paperwerks said...

mel -- i see a trip in the future of one of us! but until then, i will happily send this to you by mail. email me your address and i will send it out.

now i will go ahead and pick out the next collage. wouldn't want to make anyone mad, you know:)

hope next year will be wonderful for you!