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> From: Christine
> Reply To: ktwnldy.az.us
> Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 1998 10:52 AM
> To: artsednet.edu
> Subject: Re: Change of topic-what kinda artist are you?
> 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
> 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...
> 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