Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Color Theory

Working with my students on color theory.

Above is the color wheel example I created for them. I love crayons!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Looking in the mirror

49/365 Domo Self Esteem
Originally uploaded by Chris Gritti

I was never one to walk around with my head held high. I was never one to believe in myself.

Then things changed. As I got older and wiser, I started seeing myself in new ways. I started looking at myself differently. I dont know if it was because of my art, my sorority sisters, age or my faith. But I changed.

Lately I have been reverting to my old self. The me that is worried about how I look, worried about what others think of me and my art. It is like being in middle school all over again. Then again I am teaching in a middle school and see my students go through the same transition I did.

Maybe I am channeling their emotions and self esteem issues. Maybe I am seeing a bit of me in each one of them.

I just need to remember that I am me and that is the best I can be. I need to remember that I am a winner and that I value myself.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Teaching Inspiration

I have been MIA lately for several reasons. Between family visits, the beginning of the school year and my computer crapping out on me life has been a bit hetic.

Week one of the school year is down and I cant wait to see the amazing work my students will create this year.

Working with my students has been such a creative inspiration to me. The joy on their faces when they finally get it! It is such an amazing feeling. And that is what makes being an art teacher so great!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Inspiration 5: Kindness

Originally uploaded by littlelakey

The idea of kindness as inspiration has always facinated me. The concept of being kind to another acts as inspiration for all who see.
With the school year rushing up on me I think back to the past year of my teaching. The kindness of my fellow educators both in my subject area and out; the suprising kindness of my students -- those select few who let me into their lives and opened their hearts and minds to me. I just hope that I can continue to send and recieve such kindness in the future.

This school year I change locations and age groups but my desire for educating is the same and hopefully I can bring with my the inspiration of kindness.