This weekend I spent the early part of my afternoon at Palette 22. I had a really nice time working on some new paintings. I started using my newspapers I brought back from India, and I’m making a few small guys while I’m an artist in residence at the restaurant. It was fun meeting and talking with the people that stopped by and checked in to see what I was doing. A few just wanted to see what I was up to, while others complimented me. I really enjoyed the two elementary school students who came by to ask me what I was doing. They had no idea what collage was, but seemed really interested. Then I asked them what they thought I was working on, and one said,” An elephant?”. I said, ” I can see how you would guess that.” I showed them that the collage was part of a map and that I liked to mix different techniques together. I said,” Do you think you would ever try that?” One said,” I didn’t know you were allowed.”
That is why I teach, folks.
It’s been a great chance to mingle with the community, unexpected conversations from all people today.
Here’s a peak at what I was working on: