Wednesday, April 23, 2008

End of the Semester

Next week is the last week of classes and then Finals week. Light at the end of the tunnel. Then, then, then... a full year of research and art making. The thought just makes me smile. No course preps, no advising, no student meetings – not that I don’t enjoy my teaching – I’m just not sure what it will be like – NOT multitasking and squeezing the thought and art in between the multitude of tasks. I’ve started reading anthropology and mobile books to ease into the work to come, but I am really looking forward to large chunks of uninterrupted time to focus on this line of research and making.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Circus @ Roger’s Barn

Another grant proposal finished and submitted. Yay. A few days early. :)

Monday, April 7, 2008


I have finally “finished” my portfolio website - meaning that there is content in every section, there are no “under construction” signs, and there is no “greeking” where there should be readable text. The last section - interactive - was the hardest to get my head around and in the end I settled for cranking out something far less thorough than I had planned. There are still many details to attend to and there are sections that already need updating, but it feels like a maintenance job, now - tweaking, fine tuning, adding here and taking away there. Manageable - not overwhelming, exhausting, etc.

I have a couple more grant deadlines coming up and I really needed to have completion on this. In between teaching, site building, and parenting, I have also been dealing with those never ending logistics of living in another country for a year. I'll write about all that one day...

I see that I had set a deadline of April 11 for having the Interactive section completed - four days early, imagine that?! OK. I cut some corners, but it’s “done.”