I got angry. Often. Someone kindly suggested I write in a journal. I declined.
I received several suggestions, so I got out a small notebook and an ink pen, and drew shapes instead of words. The mood lasted and the drawings piled up.
With a cooler head, I started to appreciate the simple lines: some frenetic, some lyrical.
I worked larger and listened to loud music.
Now I’m not so angry.
About the artist
Babbitt is a senior designer at the Exploratorium, and has illustrated over two hundred technical drawings that appear on the exhibits. Her work is published in “Exhibit Labels: An Interpretive Approach” by Beverly Serrell, a reference for museum professionals. She is a fine artist, illustrator and graphic design professional with 20 years of commercial experience. Her medium is watercolor and she has painted images for greeting cards, product packaging, and portraits.
She received a BFA in graphic design at Michigan State University and studied illustration at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, with continuing graduate study at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.