“But what do you DO?”

“But what do you DO?”

Being a teaching artist sometimes looks like this:

research a-go-go.

research a-go-go.

But just as often, if not more often, it looks like this:

teaching artist 2

(glitter hot glue- it’s a thing.)

And this:

research and development a-go-go

And best of all, this:

(co-learning. it's a thing)

(co-learning- it’s a thing)

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Pinhole Photography Workshop – This Saturday (Maybe!)

Pinhole Photography Workshop – This Saturday (Maybe!)

Some of you may have noticed a woeful lack of content here at SheepGoMoo. This is not intentional or out of malice, but purely out of survival- Turns out that when Cat Lynch is rejected from established art venues, she gives said venues the big finger and decides to create her own opportunities (and say yes to anything that does come her way to puff up her sense of self worth). This has left me very happy but very very busy, trying to keep “all plates spinning” as it were.

One of those plates is THIS:

Which, as of right now, is in danger of being cancelled- But YOU can help! All you have to do is sign up, show up, and have a good time. Easy-peasy! Not only will you have a good time, not only will you leave filled with new found knowledge, not only will you create and take home your very own camera, you will also make myself, Jeff Sims, and all of the Columbus Museum Happy. How can you refuse?

All relevant info is on the above poster.

See you Saturday!!

Fate, in all its many forms.

Fate, in all its many forms.

I know it’s quaint (and some will say silly), but I truly believe that things happen for a reason.
Despite my previous whining about not getting accepted to shows, I suddenly find myself with more than enough to do and barely enough time to do it.

My proposal for an art activity booth at the Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Fest has been accepted. Rather than a make&take craft, we’ll be curating the first ever Northam Park Natural Art and History Museum- a visitor created museum celebrating the site of the arts fest. Then, in October I’ll be doing a ‘Make.Do’ adult workshop at the CMA, combining paranormal investigation with pinhole photography. (more about both events in the near future). Add curating a show with no budget before and the usual holiday flurry (and my yearly efforts to gift without supporting the Corporate Machine or step foot in a mall) after, a couple of given shows put on by arts organizations I’m a part of, and the constant compulsion to just keep making shit and you have a Cat that needs no additional deadlines to keep her hands from idling.

Speaking of the constant compulsion to make, my obsessive collection of obsessive collections continues-
During a trip to an antique store last weekend I found an inexplicable stack of cards that accompany bouquets, specifically sympathy bouquets. As if this wasn’t weird enough to sell me, each has adescription of the bouquet on the back.

Each name on the front is different (and don’t appear to be any relation)

…but the handwriting on the back appears identical. The work of a morbidly organized florist?

Tied with a bow. Of course.

Updates on how I plan to commemorate this awesome find coming soon.

Pinhole Photography Picnic Pworkshop – Psuccess!

Pinhole Photography Picnic Pworkshop – Psuccess!

 

CLynch 2012

Yesterday afternoon I was joined by five awesome guinea pigs, er, participants in the beautiful Park of Roses. The weather was beautiful (if a bit drippy*), the snacks were abundant (and delicious**) cameras were made, fun was had and I learned a lot about workshopping. (Like, for example, ‘it is a good idea to have multiples of each tool required’ and ‘build your own as you go so you don’t have to hijack your workshoppers’ cameras to demonstrate on’)

A big thank you to everyone who came, and to everyone who couldn’t come but sent good thoughts for the day.

C Lynch 2012

C Lynch 2012

C Lynch 2012

C Lynch 2012

C Lynch 2012

C Lynch 2012

C Lynch 2012

C Lynch 2012

C Lynch 2012

C Lynch 2012

C Lynch 2012

What hijinks did you get up to this weekend?

 

*sunny, hot and about 110% humidity
**My own contributions, in case you too wish to host your your own picnic workshop: rosemary citrus spritzer, crushed peas with sesame dressing, strawberry brown butter bettys.

Pinhole Photography Picnic Pworkshop- One more week to register!

Pinhole Photography Picnic Pworkshop- One more week to register!

Just a reminder- if you’re planning on being in the Columbus area May 27 and are interested in taking part in the first Pinhole Photography Picnic Pworkshop, there’s still another week to register (just email crlynch2 (at) gmail (dot) com)