You might have thought I quickly gave up on updating this page daily, only to once again slip slowly into the warm embrace of apathy. It wouldn’t be the first time I quickly returned to destructive habits. Yes, I’m so often like the dog who returns to his vomit and swallows it willingly. Fortunately, I’m here to say that this wasn’t the case. My negligence wasn’t due to laziness. It was due to the absolutely crazy week I had at Young At Art Museum down here in South FL.
In case you aren’t familiar with the place, you can check it out [here]. It’s a family museum that not only educates families about art via the exhibits, but offers a variety of classes for children of all ages. Classes include painting, mixed-media, pottery, digital cartooning and so much more. So much is going on there – it’s insane. I taught cartooning there at one point yeeeeaarrrsss ago when they were at another location. Now they’ve moved into a HUGE building.
One of the exhibits at Young At Art changes every few months. And this month, the Japan Foundation and Consulate-General of Japan in Miami have organized the next exhibit entitled, “Japan: Kingdom of Characters.” And I got the awesome opportunity to paint two murals in the exhibit. I decided to paint a large sun in the middle of the main room and a bonzai tree in the entrance. It was such an unbelievably awesome time pulling two all nighters in a row.
Check out some of the photos below: