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Re: Change of topic-what kinda artist are you?

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Christine Merriam (
Wed, 25 Mar 1998 15:52:41 +0000

It is great getting to know the artists behind the art teachers here:)

I am a jewelry designer. I lean towards abstraction and call my stone
bead necklaces "paintings in unground pigment". You can see my work in
"Ornament" magazine, Spring 1990, and the textbook "ArtTalk" has one of
my pieces as a transparency to illustrate texture. For a while I was
really producing a lot of work, then found that being a mom, teacher,
and business-person was burning me out, and my production fell off... (I
hear my beads calling me from my studio). I love the creative process
the most.

As an art teacher I find that I carry over a lot of my preference for
working in 3-D.... I try to cover all areas, but I make no bones about
telling my students that I use drawing and painting more for my ideas
than for finished products.

Do you find that you are comfortable expressing your strengths and
weaknesses in various art areas to your students?

Christine Merriam
Kayenta Intermediate School