What’s your Super Bowl tradition?

This week was bonkers busy. My best friend, Sally and I went and saw the Graphic Revolution exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum last Friday…nothing like waiting until literally the last minute or anything, heh. One of the things that I loved about it was that it talked a lot about the collaborative nature of graphic mediums, the repeatability of the works, and explored media other than print too such as book arts and vacuum forming. 

Sunday was the Super Bowl. Which is actually the very best day to go to the Zoo. It became a tradition a few years ago, when we realized that it was often warm enough to be outside, but cool enough for all the animals to be active, and that no one would be there. 


I finished the stories we tell ourselves series for now, and took a couple of days off to get them all matted and ready to hang in a show next week. I wanted to start the next series, an animal alphabet set, immediately but stalled because I was tired and kind of afraid of my vision for the illustrations. I’ve been enjoying using the ink and brush, but it’s still pretty new to me. I knew I wanted the animals to be somewhere between “realism” and cartoon though. In my head I’m picturing the animal artwork of Maris Wicks. I think refining reference down to an accurate cartoon is something I need to work on in my sketchbook. That’s a good goal for this spring alongside some ideas for landscape drawing…But I’m getting ahead of myself. hahaha.

I start teaching my set of spring drawing classes tomorrow. Noon to three seemed like a good idea when I talked to the school about the schedule but I think I’m going to have to adjust my schedule a little bit for it. Which is fine. I’m a little proud of myself for recognizing that before I got in the weeds and started panicking. Maybe I’m growing a little bit after all. 

I hope you all had an amazing week, and that this coming week brings you days of wonder as well. Until next time, take care and be good.
Your friend,

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