My apologies for not posting recently...
As usual I've been trying to model as frequently as possible and trying to keep bread on the table...
I have been back to modeling at some of the usual places. I've been modeling at the Galaxie and at Northern Illinois again the last two months. I've also started modeling for Kishwaukee College where I am currently enrolled as a student in Horticulture. I've done a few sessions for Elgin Community College, as well, where I worked for a nice instructor named Eddwin who is quite an accomplished artist.
This past Tuesday I had the opportunity to model at Tojo Gallery a wonderful little art gallery and studio on Division St. in Chicago. Aaron who runs Life Drawing sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays is a phenomenal artist who actually paints during the life drawing sessions. Modeling for him is always a pleasure as he really appreciates the work models do for him. If you're in Chicago and want some quality time with your drawing pad come check out Tojo.
My collar bone is mostly healed but sometimes I can still feel that it's not the same as it used to be. I sometimes feel pops in my shoulder or in my sternum (to which the clavicle is connected) similar to the pops one would feel when cracking their knuckles. I do what any good life model would do- I hold the pose.
I feel like I'm still coming up to speed with my physical condition. This is partly due to my intermittent exercise schedule (which is more a factor of my school and modeling schedule) but I'm hopefully working up to a more stable timetable.
I am somewhat disappointed that one of my favorite places to model, Waubonsee Community College, is not going to be holding any life drawing classes until NEXT spring. Greg, the instructor and my friend tells me that this is due to the economy. A lack of drawing classes doesn't help anyone's economy (including mine.) Greg is still teaching but he just isn't doing any life drawing classes at the moment.
So now I'm just waiting for Spring. I'm hoping to do some outdoor modeling this year- I like working in the open air. That and I'm really looking forward to riding my motorcycle again. I'll try not break anything when I do.
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