I posted earlier that I had news I was going to share with you. I have decided to leave my teaching position with the Cyber School as soon as they find a replacement (which could be a while). Although I love working with the kids, the lessons were not where my talent lies, nor as creative as I like to be (if I'm not having fun, the kids aren't having fun!!!). My family wants me to stop, so last night I sent my resignation letter. It was too many hours too-- I've always said that I can't do a great job at being a mom if I'm trying to do a great job at another position at the same time. And I only have about 9 more years of having them home with me!!
I love to teach art so maybe with all this experience at setting up a site location, organizing a program, managing students and parents, and writing curriculum, I can put it to use in developping my own art program in the nearer future. And after doing some portfolio diving lately, I realized how much I missed doing real art work! I have loved getting back into creative crafts at home and doing little sketches. And all of you inspire me every week with all the wonderful things you are doing!
The picture above came from a book that Beth sent me: Art Stories, that was published in 1935 as an art textbook for the classroom...very cool! Art Education has changed a lot since then, but the joy of creating has never changed.
Lastly, pop in at Karla's Cottage and say "hi" because she's celebrating her 200th post! She is the biggest sweetheart and is constantly in a creative zone. I've never known anyone who works as much as she does at her art and design. Her enthusiasm is infectious! Also, go over to see Willow's photos of the Santa Ana Winds in Southern California right now-- I've been worried about her and her family. We just don't experience anything like that on the eastern side of the states. And Julie reminded us all that it's only about 8 more weeks until Christmas...yikes!
Hope you're all having a good week!