Friday, May 15, 2009

An Artist of Sorts

As some of you may or may not know, I am currently a high school art teacher with my undergrad in art. Contrary to what most believe, being an art teacher is pretty uninspiring. Watching students day in and day out draw, paint etc. will pretty much suck the creativity out of anyone. Well, to conquer this problem, the art teachers in my school district put on an art show and last weekend was the opening reception at the gallery. Below are some examples of some of my work.

Some guy checking out the goods.

Alone or Lonely? (Lithograph)

Close up

Fish Boy (silkscreen)

Close up

From Africa, Into My Heart (mixed media)
When you pull down the red arrow the full picture is revealed.

Referral (mixed media)

If Dick and Jane Lived in Ethiopia (mixed media)

Eli hamming it up at the gallery.
The first two works are from my college days and I think we all know where I got the inspiration for the last three!!! For the work Referral, if you look closely you can see the newspaper in the background. The paper is in Amharic and I bought it in Ethiopia when I traveled to bring Eli home. I was going to save it for when he got older but I thought this was a better use of it.
On the Eli front, almost three weeks ago Eli took his first steps. He tried it out for a few days and I guess he decided walking wasn't for him. He decided he would try crawling and today he became an official crawler!!


Daniel and Danielle said...

I LOVE your art!!!!

Diane Larson said...

Awesome! You so need to sell some Africa inspired art work! I would definitely be first in line. Scott and I love all kinds of art. Though we definitely need to hang some of it up. We have a stack in our living room from a recent student show!

Lisa said...

I love it Christy!!!! I agree, I think you could definitely sell your art:-))) Beautiful!

Robbin said...

I must agree it is great art... and great inspiration. i think you could pay for adoption number 2 and 3 with the mixed art with the eyes!!! i commission you first!!!

Mona said...

I am very impressed with your talent. I might need to commission you to do an African art piece for me. Eli is adorable, as usual.

Clive and Dawn said...

great artwork Christy! I love it all. my favorite is the heart one of Eli. Oh yeah and he'll be walking soon so watch out! lol

RossVix said...

Hi Christy!
Well, this drama teacher would love to get together with you sometime and about babies, life and teaching our art to students!

Your art is beautiful, and so is your son! :0) Glad you are doing well!


Melissa said...

WOW, I love them all!! I would buy fish boy and I would commission you to do one for Ezra..any interest??

Lindy Young said...

WOW! LOVE referral. That ave me gosebumps. Girl, I want to commission one! Seriously!

I love that you do this. Love it!!

courtney rose said...

Incredible pieces. Incredible.