Like most people on my watchers list, I rarely upload artwork onto DA anymore. However, I still use DA, especially when it comes to searching for inspiration for projects and lessons for my students, so for that reason I figured I'd update this dusty blog and tell those of you who still follow me (all three of you!) what I've been up to. Most notably, I got a new job last week! After four long post-grad years of working part-time art teaching jobs, I finally was hired as a full-time art teacher at an elementary school right in the next town over from me. Public school teaching jobs are notoriously difficult to get in this area, with art and music teaching jobs being the most elusive due to the cuts those departments regularly encounter. I'm gonna miss my students from last year like crazy, but I also know I'm off to bigger and better things.
As far as nerdiness / fandom updates go (because you can't write a DA journal without mentioning those!), I've been trying to use my free time during the school year keeping up with everything...and failing. Though I was able to play through Pokemon X back when it came out, and I'm currently utilizing my summer to beat some old SNES games I somehow missed. And of course I've been sewing. After spending the last few months helping my afterschool Art Club students make patterns for plushies, I finally have some time to myself to make my own. I missed it!
That's it for now!