Try as I might, I am actually not very good at updating blogs. But I sometimes have things to say and this seems like a good place to let words spill out as they may. I tend to be a more visual person, but we'll give this a go too.
For those who don't know me, I am a 46 year old mom of two crazy red-heads. I am recently on my own, I work at a local school district, I have a social enterprise called Blanket Statements, and I'm now branching back into my creative side and posting photos that I love. It's kind of me coming around full circle.
I was a musician most of my life. But found myself drawn, or really rather pushed, into art in college. I started out as a biology major with aspirations of joining the FBI Crime Lab. But I got sorta sidetracked and ended up as a computer graphics major with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. I studied commercial art/computer graphics with an emphasis on photography and print making. Computer graphics was a new thing when I was at school and I was in the first class to graduate with that degree. I loved it. I especially loved combining photos online and then shooting photos of the computer monitor, developing 24x30 inch negatives and then screen printing a 4-color process. It was something no one had done before, and I was quite proud of the technique. I will try to find some photos of the screen prints. This is a sample of the postcard I used to announce my senior show:
That's two views of me, the Sears Tower in Chicago, and The Ambassador Bridge in Detroit. Those photos were printed out and then hand-colored by me with oil pastels and Q-tips. Probably done on a Friday night because I had no social life in college. That hasn't really changed much either.
So, this is the blog page. I will ramble here occasionally when I find a spare moment. Don't forget to visit on Facebook too. There are lots of places to find me, actually...
Oh, and Happy Jack Designs too...www.happyjackdesigns.com. Because what's another thing to add to the pile?