My world has been extremely hectic the past couple of weeks. I am matting and packing hundreds of student pieces for our final competition and preparing for a substitute in my room for four days of traveling with students. It's a real challenge to leave my room with a substitute and keep my students busy while I am gone. I never like to leave projects that include a lot of precious supplies so I usually have to invent new assignments that are still meaningful but don't require the substitute to police many supplies.
I've also been overwhelmed with the success of my newly launched Etsy store. I've had some commissions and sales and have shipped out work all over the country. It's been so exciting but also really time consuming. The business of my art studio has been my priority and I've missed finding time to draw.