Sunday, June 29, 2008

what I was thinking . . .

My trips to Ohio are beginning to feel like traffic felt in Los Angeles. I find myself thinking after a few hours of driving, and certain landmarks, "I am almost there" and "I should be seeing this by now." Counting it up, I have traveled to OH six times this year so far and anticipate at least one more trip. This past visit I had a second interview at a school near the Columbus area. This area is still rural but has the closeness of the big city within the hour. I also interviewed for a position in Lima which is almost exactly where we want to live; really north and really flat. The lady I interviewed with has already invited me back for a 'second round' interview for the position. I will be traveling back up the week of the 14 th.

I have been motivated again to create art. There for years, I worked on a M.Ed. and making my own art was not a focus. I was more interested in the 'art' of teaching. Now, I am excited to get back to creating art and am looking forward to sharing it with a large internet audience. I started an online gallery that houses some of my earlier work. You can find it at Drawspace.com. If you click the gallery tab and then click on or click here for advance search find the box that says Files submitted by and type in foutfolk. Make sure to check the box for exact name match. Here is a link if that seems to difficult. PLEASE be careful if you are browsing other artist's work. Sometimes there is work that is not necessarily appropriate. For the major part, it is a fairly modest art site. It also gives you great lessons in drawing if you want, or want your children to learn to draw. I am thinking of focusing my art around the theme of sustainability, health, and agrarianism. Should be fun. I already have several paintings "done" in my head and only need to transfer them to paper or canvas.

These last few weeks in NC should be fun. We are now planning our trips to want we want to see before we leave. I think we are going to make it to the coast as well. Last summer we went to the Pacific, and this summer will be the Atlantic!

3 comments:

leigh anna said...

the ocean is like a breath of fresh air! its awesomeness reminds me of how powerful God really is! i'm excited for your kiddos...being that they will get to experience seeing both coast at such a young age....
i'm still looking forward to seeing the pacific! :)

foutfolk said...

If you have time, you can fly out to Los Angeles this summer and I will help you plan the trip. I know where everything is and how to get around. As well, I have an empty house that you can 'camp out' in. It has water and electricity on so you won't have to pay for staying. Tickets out and back are only $300 a piece. I am serious! Think about it.

rob said...

Garth,

Thanks so much for your kind words, and for your feedback. It helps me decide what I want to tackle next, and if anything I am posting is making any sense to people.

I am happy to hear you are making some traction on the job hunt as well. I have always absolutely HATED the search process and I 'feel your pain'. ;)