April 17, 2017
In the end I didn't become painter. I couldn't stand the painting lecturer. Instead I became a printmaker, although once I was out teaching and no longer had access to a printmaking studio, I lost interest in it. Instead I turned my attention to chalk pastels and coloured pencils, prefiguring my later return to study to become a graphic designer majoring in illustration. I also became an art teacher and discovered just how demanding and rewarding teaching can be. The challenge thereafter was how to balance art and teaching while at the same time living my life to the full.