Sunday, February 28, 2010

I'm Back

Friday was my last day as Director of Public Art for the UrbanArt Commission. I started there as an intern right after graduating from college in May of 1998, and over the years I've held pretty much every position there. UrbanArt provided opportunities for professional and personal development, as well as put me in a position to affect so much of our community and to work with so many talented people.

Next, I'll be starting a new career as a technical writer for a local corporation, and by next I mean tomorrow!

I started this blog as a way to make myself take note of the art part of my job at UrbanArt. Not the parts where I read, wrote and negotiated contracts, or had meeting after meeting after meeting, but the fun parts: studio visits, researching projects in other cities, looking at materials, visiting sites for artwork, etc.

So I'll keep this blog, because even though I'll no longer be an art administrator, and art technically will not be my job, I'll still be an artist and perhaps a better one as I get my head out of other people's art and into my own. Plus, as an artist I feel like it is my responsibility to look for beauty, and it is my inclination to share it with others.

I have a few posts related to UrbanArt to catch up on, but after that I'll keep posting about my own artwork, art I like, other things I find interesting, and maybe a little bit about the transition from the non-profit art world to the corporate world. Wish me luck!

Monday, February 15, 2010

New Pictures on Etsy

New pictures on my Etsy shop, showing what the drawings look like and how they are shipped on an archival-quality board, so you can just set it up on your desk or a shelf!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Artwork Installed and In Progress

Mural in progress peeking over the completed railing at Colonial Middle School. That's Mark Davey working on the mural. The Metal Museum created the railing.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Big Sister Little Sister

Clara and Miriam on Miriam's birth day.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Playhouse on the Square

I keep hoping they are just testing out their signage. Ugh.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Payne's Bar-B-Q

On Lamar about a block west of McLean.

Rib sandwich. The slaw is more like a relish - all mustard and pickles - but it's good.

Jumbo sandwich with hot sauce.

Regular sandwich. The sauce is sweet, but it's still good. The meat is quite tasty. The beans are delicious.

Lacks ambiance.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Noog

From a quick trip a few weeks ago.

Towel in our hotel arranged to look like an elephant.

View from Signal Mountain

Our shadows in the Tennessee River

Tennessee River