I'm going to keep this short and sweet...
Since I'm so busy being a full time student and a single mother I'm going to keep this post short and sweet.
Now first of all I want to mention that this isn't my first attempt attending this school, but it's my second. The first time in 2011 I had to drop out because I had gotten pregnant and couldn't attend anymore with morning sickness being so bad and being emotional didn't help either. For the first three years of my son's life I wanted to dedicate all my time to him as a single mother; I thought of myself as a double parent. Four years later I'm finally back here and I'm taking it much more seriously than I did when I was 19.
Comparing this year from 2011, they have changed a bit. One of the changes would have to be the painting assignments - There's a lot more!
The instructor is constantly telling us
"Ovoids are LIFE"
and let me tell you, this is true! He had also warn us in the beginning that we will be seeing ovoids in everything we see for now on.
Also true! When I look at a river, I see ovoids; when my son makes a train track, I see ovoids.
Starting this week we are going to be busy with shop safety, chainsaw safety, and then first Aid. After that we start our tool making. Which I've done before and can't wait to do again!
Here is a short video I made of the making of The Pregnant Frog Woman. How it all started out as a sketch after I found out I was pregnant in 2011. Then how it took me a very long time to paint the design from year 2012-2013. After finishing the painting I kept it to myself until year 2015, I decided to share with everyone my painting. After the painting got a lot of attention I was inspired by everyone who liked it to start out my business. I ordered the prints with Eric at Sea Coast Screen Printing, who is very busy man. It took a month for the prints to be in but they were well worth the wait. Right away I went straight to numbering, signing, and titling the prints.
"After the painting got a lot of attention I was inspired by everyone who liked it"
In the video I also show how I pack every print and get them ready for shipping. I put every print in a clear plastic bag for protection, then tape the bag shut. I package each print, or prints, in between two foam boards with a label on each side stating "ART PRINT DO NOT BEND". After all the packaging I show the trip going to Canada Post to mail off the prints.
If you would like a print of your own order click here to go to my store.
If you'd like to know more about The Pregnant Frog Woman click here to go to my Gallery