This one is titled "Orientalism". It is about stereotypes and how the acts of one group can brand an entire population as bad. It is very sad. On a happier note, I saw the movie Julie and Julia. I really liked it. I identified with her blogging but realized I did not have her commitment. Since I work full time and am working on my MFA I am not as committed as I could be. As I write this, I am wondering if I will be more committed once I finish my MFA. (3 more years) I go back to my 140 high school art students this A.M. so I must get going. Today I will look at myself more honestly. See the beauty in all.
I love painting and the world around me is amazing. Life is to short and I want to see the best in people. I am putting a few drawings on eBay, as I have time. My Etsy store is empty for now, maybe when I retire or finish my M.F.A. or just find some extra time, I may try again. My Blog is more a forum to share what I am painting, my growth, both failures and successes. I am also working on my M.F.A. in painting and working full time as a high school art teacher. I am an 10 year cancer survivor so I have been given a special gift of life and want to enjoy it to it's fullest.