|Windblown (2010) is one of my first “autumn”
Fall semester has begun. Start of the school year, start of a new cycle: since I was a tiny child, the start of another school year has functionally been my “new year.”
|Purple Clematis is one of the paper
sculptures I finished in 2013.
So, while my “intuitive cycle” is (probably forever) tuned to the end of summer as the time of “new beginnings,” this particular year’s new beginning marks a change of direction for this blog.
|Nine-Part Herbal Fantasy is my most recent finished
paper sculpture. It was recently accepted into a show!
With so many creative projects now moving forward, however, I need to re-balance the load. This season of new beginnings seems a good time to combine both of my former blogs under one title, “Jan S. Gephardt’s Artdog Adventures.”
|I sometimes foster dogs for
Great Plains SPCA.
“Artdog Adventures” will explore all of it—the artwork, the writing, the background material, the interesting stuff that I discover, books I read, current events, and also my ongoing thoughts about social issues and education reform when it seems appropriate.
Because they inform my creative work, I also will undoubtedly include thoughts on the environment, animal welfare, and most especially dogs. Because I am involved in science fiction fandom, you’ll probably also get comments on that sphere, from time to time.
I hope you’ll be interested to join me on my creative journey, and share the “Artdog’s” adventures.