Dusting off my artistic soul
Let's face it, we are all easily distracted by the pace of the 21st century. On a day to day basis, I am bombarded with information almost constantly. I find this overload of content can dull my senses, leaving my brain a bit cluttered, dusty even! If I do not consciously stop to be inspired by the world around me, I can see my creativity dwindle.
I spend most of my days in a middle school art room, so my goal here is to take a moment each day to dust off my soul and reflect on the moments that made me stop and think about the art that is being made in my classroom and how those experiences can inspire my life.
What I hope to do:
Write an observation of and document my response to an event from each day in my art room. Some days this may be a big event, like an artistic breakthrough with a troubled student. Other days, this may be a challenge that I struggle to overcome in my teaching practice. After 12 years as a middle school art educator I can guarantee this: you NEVER know what can happen in the art room.
To become more observant of the little things that may inspire my life (or my own artwork) while I am teaching.
To pay closer attention to my daily life.
To dust off my soul and my mind so that my creativity can have a fair chance in this busy world.
To learn from my triumphs and stop repeating my mistakes.
To grow as an art educator, as a writer, and as a person.
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Middle School Art Educator. Adjunct Art Education Professor. Non-Profit Arts Organization Board Member. Artist. Arts Advocate. Dog-Mom. CrossFit Enthusiast.
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