Saturday, September 21, 2013

Proud Teacher Moment

The weather has been absolutely spectacular lately. I don't know if learning to paint has made me hyper vigilant about light and color, but I can't help but smile, as I am seeing my city in a different way. Today I took the photo above after venturing down a path I had never taken before at a local park. My boyfriend's family home is on the other side of those green trees. Sometimes I wonder what my childhood would have been like if I had grown up here. But then I don't think I'd be as excited about the landscapes (and everything else I love about it here) as I am now, in adulthood.

I will try to use these when the weather gets cold and I am forced to paint indoors.

I was at this local park because it was the annual Art Festival, hosted by the Art Association. I met the president last spring at a luncheon honoring students for their Lion's Club Peace Posters. We exchanged info and I promised that I would pass along entry forms to my high school students, as the association wanted to increase their student submissions. One of my super talented students submitted a work, but I didn't know what it was until today when I went to the show.
That's my assignment! Well, I am sure that by no means is the lesson original, but I was so excited to see that he submitted a piece from my class. The assignment was to create a portrait without drawing a traditional portrait. His image is an amalgamation of album covers of his favorite band. He completed it with Prisma Color pencils and Sharpie. I am thrilled for him. Best in Show- Young Artist!


  1. Congrats! The piece looks awesome! I don't have kids of my own, but when one of my students does something that makes me proud, I imagine that's what it would feel like. I prance around yelling, "That's MY kid!" haha.