Boston by Susan Dilisio Birds jabber outside my window New light Pulls me from Warm layers of sleep Steamy shower Rinses skin clean Not this shadow inside Walking along the town road Past the budding Magnolia tree Up to the train station Seated by the window Outside rushes past Like the […]
Back at You by Fleta Vincent “Stop hollering at me!” his voice roars like thunder from the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. “I’m not hollering at you,” I say up from the valley below, “I just want to know why you waited until the last minute to do your science project!” He kicks the […]
people unravel by Andrew Lafleche one drink at a time one conversation one look thread from a sweater caught on a nail feel the tug and pull or just don’t oppose walk until something happens keeps happening pretend you haven’t learned one foot in front of the other… people come […]
Plans for the future?
In the not-so-distant future, I plan on traveling and making plenty of art while I still have the free time to do so. I want to experiment more with new mediums, particularly with collage and pottery during my summer vacation; hopefully pick up some new skills that I can apply to the classroom in some way.
I will be student-teaching and graduating around this time next year if everything goes according to plan! Beyond that, I plan on teaching in Kenosha for a couple of years, not as an art teacher, but as a teacher who integrates art in the classroom to increase engagement and learning.
Recommendations for other artists?
My most sincere recommendation for other artists is to try out a new medium, especially if you’re experiencing any form of art block. Experimenting with different styles and tools helped me to create more art this semester than the rest of my college experience combined. Getting into painting pottery was really freeing; since it wasn’t my usual medium for creating art, I didn’t feel the pressure to be amazing at it. Making art can be frustrating when things don’t turn out how you intended, so it’s important to rediscover how fun art can be without expectations. It’s okay to just make things because you want to and not care about the little mistakes and mishaps sometimes.
Here is the first look at Emily’s children’s book, ABC All About Me.