Some of the parents came in and ask if I would be teaching again after Spring break and I told them it depended on if I was invited back by the woman who contracted me for the program. When I got downstairs to the office, she did in fact ask me! So now I have till April to think about what I would like to teach next. I swear, I have the best job in the world-I get to make art every day and I get to inspire other people to find their own creative voice. How cool is that?!?
In other news, yesterday I also managed to complete the art for the cover of the house collaborative I am doing with my housemates at Artfest. It's off for colour copying now. I still have the back of one of my pages to complete. It's about ME and I am having a heck of a time coming up with what I want to share about myself on it. *sigh* You would think it would be easy to talk about yourself, but no.
My pal Deb sent me this in a box of goodies this week. It's a metal heart in hand that has a box attached behind it. I was so pleased when I saw it. This is an old Shaker symbol that is a reminder of their philosophy of "Hands to work, hearts to God." It's also used by the Masons to represent charity. I adore folk art, the simple, humble lines of it (the wonkier, the better!) and Deb keeps finding me these heart in hand pieces. The last one she sent was a card holder that I have in my window sill above my desk holding up a collage I made. The quote I associate with this symbol is: "Whatsoever the hand finds to do, the heart shall go forth in unison." It's a good reminder that the work you do in this life should feed your soul in some way. I have put all the Moo cards friends have sent me in the box. It's also sitting on the sill. Thank you Deb!! xo