On non-website news. My department is hosting a visiting artist from Nigeria next week. It should prove to be interesting as we are setting up a whole new scenario at the studio so that he can do welding. We've never done it as part of our curriculum since we don't have the proper facilities but for this week as long as the weather holds, he will be welding in the parking lot! My students are excited (at least some of them are) I am sure that there will be pictures galore! So stay tuned for that. I might even put together a video of some sort.
Also, I will be doing my infamous Pumpkin Carving Party the Saturday before Halloween. Bring a pumpkin and have a blast with us. Costumes are cool too! We will be in the sculpture studio. Email me with any questions.
In my own art news... I am working on some weaving/woven form/soft sculpture stuff, wood carving, more luminaries, a figurative series that I have been trying to get off the ground for a couple of years and some small, wearable stone carving. Of course, now that classes are in full swing, I don't get much time to do my own work but I fit it in where I can. Pictures will be coming soon!
It looks like I will be taking on some hefty responsibilities in the administration type arena in the next coming semester. Should be an interesting experiment. I historically don't like the admin side of being a university professor but it seems that if you do your job well, you get "volunteered" for these types of things. Darnit! Sometimes I wonder if they are punishing me for trying to be a good teacher. It's like, "Hey! You are really good at what you do so here's some more work, huge responsibility, little power, no extra money really, oh and by the way, you still have to do everything else you were already doing! Isn't this great! What a reward!" That was of course sarcasm run rampant, but it still feels that way from time to time. I love working in academia. (that was heavily weighted with sarcasm as well of course)
So... that's as much of an update as my brain can remember for now. As I always say, I will try to do these more often but for those who know me, that's a load of bull. I will get to it when I get to it and hopefully be funny, interesting and.... wait... that's totally not me. So...
Hoping you are all well and wonderful!