Truth be told, it was Satch (my Mighty Boy) who found my 2010 Mighty Intern. We met her at one of our favorite haunts. He was completely smitten with her and with good reason. I hoped and waited for Chelsea to hear the distant drumming and alas, she not only came dancing to the beat, she ran through the golf course sprinklers to join the Mighty Brigade. Chelsea and I not only share New York roots, but we also share the same birthday! You can imagine my joy to discover her hand painted folder...
and her chalking at my doorstep.
It is my pleasure to introduce, Chelsea...
I started my first two years of college at Lamar University in Texas, a very random choice, to get away after high school. I loved the art program, being all on my own and the wonder of being someplace new. I'm currently working on my BFA at Northern VA Community College and plan to transfer to George Mason University to get my Masters in Arts. I would like to one day teach art at a college level.
I've been a girl scout since I was 8, and earned a presidential pin for community service as well as the leadership pin for my efforts in community service projects. It was as a girl scout that I first starting working with young girls. As a troop we hosted science booths at the National Air and Space Museum's Girl scout day. We also lead different patch earning activities and camp outs. In our last year as a troop, we taught young scouts how to lead activities. I have fond memories of staging and organizing an international fashion show of 8 year old girls. I really enjoyed my time as a girl scout, and am proud to be a lifetime member.
I've been drawing for as long as I can remember. As a teen, my mother and I took art classes together and share an interest in drawing, painting, and pottery. Participating in adult classes and being treated as a peer, not a child gave me a bit of a creative boost.
In high school I was enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Art program. The international baccalaureate program is an advanced and challenging program quite popular in Europe. I earned a scholastic silver key award and art student of the month at my school.
Though I enjoy painting, I am gravitating towards illustration. I will be exploring printmaking in the Fall. My other interest include playing the cello, baking, and exuberant cake decorating.
I believe I will be an excellent Mighty Intern as I have much to offer and share, not just artistically, but on a deeply personal level. I have grown from a challenging childhood split between the homes of two parents. I also understand the importance of a healthy body image because of my own experience with weight loss and the inspiration I now have to be physically fit.
I look forward to creating, and sharing with all of you.