How do I enjoy summer? Gardening, swimming, and art-making... Yes, I'm making time to make art! I've started with the Journal Fodder Junkies challenge to work on drawings for 15 minutes/day for 30 days. If you don't know about this challenge, check it out here. Be sure to post and tag #jfj15for30 and @jrnlfddrjunkies. My 4 yr old daughter and I have been drawing and painting in my studio together - it's been great. We work on each other's papers here and there or sometimes it's a complete collaboration. I also need to finish a piece for an art teacher art show coming up in August... And plan to replenish my upcycled jewelry stock.
I'm also enjoying summer by planning for next school year. ...I know, it's summer... But I love teaching and love the choice-based work the kids create in my classes. I'm going to have a new art teacher in our building working with me, and she's awesomesauce! We are going to have the best time working together to build an awesome art program for our school community! So... I've already been pinning ideas and downloading files to plan. I've also been brainstorming the best way to set up my new art room. It's not brand new, but a new space for me and our choice-based centers - so some unpacking and rearranging will need to happen. Good problem to have, eh?!
So... What are your plans for the summer??? How do you recharge for the coming school year?
Artfully Yours... Nikki K.