doggoneEvery summer, when school gets out, I do a daily countdown of my creative projects. I'd hoped it would encourage others to be creative as well as give my followers a break from the current tensions on social media. A good friend told me the countdown was a bit depressing and after thinking about it, I agreed. I decided, instead, to do a daily 'flashback' of my summer! I'm calling this,"I Know What You Did Last Summer". This summer has been pretty doggone good and I'm eager to share it with you.
I cannot even begin to explain how important this is to me and how grateful I am to be able to impact the lives of so many amazing kids! Such a blessing!
On May 2, 2017, I was announced as the 'Teacher of the Year' for the Paulding County School District!
Just lil',imperfect, ole me....doing what God has called me to do.
His work, through me, is having an impact. I am grateful.
The first picture is what I'd already painted before asking the question on the 19th. The second picture is a supporter's vision that I painted after her description was given. What was your vision?
I've already completed this coloring sheet but am going to wait before I reveal it. I'd like to know what you see? What color is her hair, her skin, her eyes?
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I’m an artist and an art educator who loves to create and loves a creative spirit. A former student once told me, “When I grow up, I want to marry a leprechaun and live in a rainbow on a cloud with my pet unicorn.” I found her statement to be hilarious and profound at the same time. Her statement reflected the power in her child-like ability to escape her reality and find peace in a dream. Kids are the masters of reinvention.
Positive reinforcement encourages them to do more, to dream more.
They can become whatever they believe they can become by stepping boldly into their dreams.
We seldom take the time to relax and embrace that inner child.
That inner child needs rejuvenating. That inner child needs encouragement.
That inner child needs validation. That inner child needs peace.
But today… Today, we gather our art supplies, find a quiet escape and, like a child,
we purge...we reinvent…we feed our spirit…we create…we step boldly into our destiny!
Thank you for stepping with me!
Every book is numbered and hand signed by the artist
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Every summer, as soon as school ends, I begin a creative count down until school starts again. This year that didn't go over too well because the count down became a little depressing for some and my summer was extremely challenging. My best friend's daughter died of lymphoma and it was downhill from there. My summer was filled with sadness, health scares and stress. I was almost leaping at the chance to go back to work. Thank God I can find peace in my artistic talent and was able to have some solace in being able to reside in the tranquility of my craft. Today, i will begin to post my 52 days of summer..it's never too late.
I'm exploring oil on paper. I like the looseness of the piece but wasn't too impressed with the fact the paint was being absorbed into the paper more than I've become accustomed. I will try this technique again; I feel that there's a great deal I can do with it.
I do what I love and love what I do.