Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Sara Barnes here... blogging while doing the 9 -5 thing.

1.)What have you been doing post-graduation (art-wise or life-wise) and what are your plans for the next few months?
I've been in Baltimore since we have graduated, trying to promote my work and looking for a full-time job. I've also been working as a part-time graphic designer for Union Memorial Hospital, but if/when I ever find that full time job (I've sent out a disgusting amount of resumes!) I will quit that gig. Art wise, I've just been trying to make new work and I also started working with this author on a silly children's story about a ghost. As for the next few months, I haven't quite figured those out yet. I have a month-to-month lease on my current apartment, so in the coming months, I will either move to out of Baltimore, or at least move out of Bolton Hill! I was also contacted by the same children's book authors that I worked with at the beginning of the senior. They want me to illustrate another book, so I'll probably end up doing that.

2.)Where have you moved to (be specific: ex."hampden") ? Are you happy/excited/frustrated/ disappointed by your new location? Is there something about this new place you wanna advertise, or warn us about? (Ex. great Tex-Mex food, bad public transportation)
I'm still living in the same apartment that I've lived in for a year or so. I'm pretty sure everyone has similar feelings about Bolton Hill. One happy thing is that I got a car after graduation, so I've been driving a lot more to get food and go to other parts of the city. Going to Hampden a lot. Also, Nacho Mama's in Canton and Patterson Park. I also think that Daily Grind in Fells Point has the best Chai Lattes.

3.)Is there something you have created since you graduated you would like to share? (it doesn't have to be an illustration)
My newer work is on my blog. I haven't been as good with updating my website.. shame on me.

4.)Which specific color have you been using/thinking about the most lately?
My answer is similar to Andrea's. A redish-orange or fuchsia-orange.

5.)Tell us something about you that has changed since we last met.
I got a new tattoo on my shoulder. Another part of Mary Blair illustration.

I also went to ICON5 with Megan and Eamon and other MICANs... a very interesting experience and overall a positive one!


Kathleen Toohey said...

So many book deals for you! Sounds fabulous! Congrats!

Meglette said...

I can't wait to walk into a Barnes and Noble and buy one of your books. Congratulations!