Tonight is opening night. I am so relieved.
As you know, I have had the opportunity to teach stagecraft this year. It is not what I had hoped for, but I the situation didn’t offer any other possibilities. My students are good kids, who want to make a nice set. A few are have experience with power tools, and more than half are competent painters. I’ve spent countless nights agonizing over construction problems. Usually to no avail. My class now has a little down time, then on Monday we strike the set, and paint everything back to black.
I have been hoping that finishing the set would open up some time to make art, and help get me out of my current funk. I still feel overwhelmed by the daily stack of paperwork, and time wasting meetings related to being a 21st century teacher.
Today I started drawing out a new print. Soon I’ll post a picture. I also have plans for a business card design on the letterpress. Getting started is always the hardest part.