In addition to being a preschool teacher, I’m also an artist, examples of which I’ve shared with you here and here.
The holiday season was a productive one for me, resulting in several sales (could the economy finally be turning around?), and the completion of three new pieces. Not only that, but my show at the North Seattle Community College library continues to spark interest, so I’m kind of walking on clouds these days.
Here is my most recent one:
I mentioned in my last post on the topic that I was working on a commission. This one was a Christmas gift for an avid golfer:
Golf Is A Four Letter Word
And the idea of making art out of this ubiquitous little bartender’s guide made me laugh. As a friend pointed out, it’s a little like those paintings of dogs playing poker or Elvis painted on black velvet:
Mr. Boston’s Deluxe Official Bartenders Guide
Bonus Photo: Teacher Tom As An Owl
In my post about our Winter Solstice Feast I mentioned that I was wearing my owl costume, which was described but not depicted photographically. Apparently, that didn’t satisfy some people so I’ve been waiting and waiting for one to surface so I can share it with you. So without further ado, here I am in my owl costume:
Yes, I know, my headdress is made of peacock feathers which kind of wrecks the whole look, but look how tall it makes me, and besides, it’s the only part of the costume I made myself. I acquired this from the Seattle Children’s Theater, which auctions off several costumes each year as part of its fundraising efforts. This one is from their production of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.
(Should I confess here that we have four rolling racks of adult-sized costumes in our basement?)
Okay, I'm done boring you with personal stuff. Back to preschool posts tomorrow.