One never knows when a sketchbook will become a must. NEVER! While on the way home from teaching (I teach art at a military academy four hours from my home.), I found myself driving through a winter storm. The storm began to pass, the sun came out, and all the snow started falling from the trees on the side of the interstate……. And then wham! Stuck in standstill traffic on 65 for nearly 4 ½ hours. Thank goodness I keep a drawing pencil and sketchbook in my car, and what a perfect way to decompress after a bit of educating. :0) One of the other creative outlets initiated by such a pile up was a string of random snow men left for our pleasure by other stranded motorists. I was left wondering what other sorts of traffic jam creative hijinks are afoot in day to day traffic jams, hmmmm…….
*Orignially published on Tumblr 2013
Tabatha Lendquvist-Grace works from her private studio located in Walker County, AL. She is an Interdisciplinary artist working across and in various mediums to include painting, bookmaking, and poetics. She taught Design I at the University of North Alabama and taught Drawing Foundations as an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Tabatha has been involved in a number of community arts projects with At-Risk youth and has experience teaching art to youth and adults at various private and public schools, institutions, and art organizations. She earned a BA in Studio Art from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and a Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College.