Start with the Art (again)

Well, here we are at the end of Week 2 of the school term.
Once again… far, so good.

In addition to my normal teaching load, I do a lot of Supervisions for teachers who are absent for one reason or another.
And I love it, firstly because the boys are so well behaved, and secondly because I can sneak in some sketching and creative time when I feel like it.

So I had to supervise a Year 12 Art class the other day (yep, poor me haha) and once I had them busy creating their own end-of-year masterpieces, I got inspired to do something myself.

I hadn’t done any of Jane Davenport’s lessons in a long time, so it was good to dust off the cobwebs and see if I have my own signature “look” happening yet.
I think I have a long way to go to be satisfied I have something unique, but I was happy to finally put pen to paper again.

When I got home I realised I needed more backgrounds in my small art journal to keep at work “just in case”.

One other night during the week after the boys were happily tucked into bed, I started this wee lassie….

…and then finished her a day or so later….

To say I am enjoying myself, is clearly an understatement.
Do I think I can continue juggling work, art and family?
Perhaps, but the art will always happen during stolen moments when everything else is “right”.

Are my classes and my work being neglected?
Haha!! Nope. If anything I think doing a little artwork in these moments makes me feel better and teach more creatively. Doing something intuitive to balance all that Teacher-Speak-Cerebral-Stuff is almost a necessity now.

And I am coping better than I ever thought I would.

Be good to yourself this weekend
xx Giovanna

Published by Giovanna Scott

Artist, Educator, Joy Seeker, and Lover of Good Coffee. I began this blog in December 2006 to document the ebb and flow of our life. It has now become a steady record of my artistic journey and a home for my collections.

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