Student Choices?

CreativityIt may be a bit unorthodoxed but this session I decided to try letting my students pick the final project!

Okay, honestly…yes I’m perhaps a little stumped for ideas. Or at least maybe ideas that would excite them. I mean the things I paint are the things I choose – the things that draw and excite me. Of course it’s my hope that they will speak to someone else as well but generally that is not my first consideration in selecting the subject of my own creations.

Complete free reign for/with some students does have the risk of establishing chaos or inactivity so in the end we will all be painting the same thing with the usual coaching. This time though I’m running a contest. Our own little “Art Idol” and the kids, for lack of a better description, are the judges!

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Small Things Are Big

Don’t underestimate the small things.

My daughter got a hair cut last week. She had a lot of hair… It crossed my mind to look into donating it. We discussed it and she liked the idea so after the cut we sent in her14 inch-long ponytail to Beautiful Length. For her, what she did wasn’t a big deal. I mean the hair would have fallen on the salon floor, been swept up and disposed of…probably to the garbage. But for someone who receives the real-hair wig that this ponytail went in (it takes 8 to 15 of them to make one wig) it is likely a huge deal.

Big Cut

You know though, a lot of things in life are like that!

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