Chapter 5 – the remix

Posted on Apr 29, 2011 in Illustration, Uncategorized | One Comment

Okay, so I was supposed to be in Paris for a year. That has not happened. Due to work and money, the Paris trip has been postponed. I am sure I will get there eventually;  just not when I expected.

The next chapter of my life will be in Balimore, Maryland where I will join the illustration faculty at Maryland Institute College of Art. It was one of those opportunities that “found me” through a friend. Though teaching was not in my immediate future plans, it was always in my “one day” future plans. “One day” has come.

I am thrilled to have this opportunity and I am sure that the students and I will learn a lot from each other.

What about the books? The books are still in the works. I think that teaching will keep me inspired to do better work. I find that when I have other creative outlets and responsibilities, my work is stronger. Working full time here in GA hasn’t been as glamorous as I hoped it would be. I miss my art homies, living in a walking city and NY (though I don’t miss living there). Baltimore will provide easier access to all of those things.

So, as Jay-Z says, “on to the next one”. Can’t wait to find a cupcake spot in B-more!

1 Comment

  1. Robin
    April 29, 2011

    Shadra!!
    That is great news. The only thing better will be when MICA pays for you to take a sabbatical in Paris…or just has you teach a semester there. I think you will love it there. Julie has done some things with them for her job and she looked at MICA for college long ago. Baltimore is a great, livable city and I know you will be a fabulous teacher.
    Great news!

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