I wish that the talks could have been longer than 10 minutes!!!! Some of the presenters I think I could listen to all day!!! A big plus to attending the online conference..we'll have access to the talks & the handouts for the next year! Some were so chalked full of information...I will need to rewatch them over and over to pull out all of the practical information provided.
I had a part in the conference as well...and it really was a lot of fun to do. Recording the video was a little stressful. I'm such a people person...I really feed off of reactions/comments/questions. So talking to a camera was a new challenge.
Any of you who were "there"...and are interested in discussing more about hosting a student teachers...please feel free to comment or e-mail me! I know I kind of just grazed over things to keep in the time frame! So lets keep the dialog open...and know I'm here if ya wanna chat!!!
I'm so proud of my wife...taking over the children's ministry at our church was a huge responsibility!!!
VBS is kind of like the Super Bowl of her role!
We are expecting 300+ kids! (which is huge since we only have 250 members at our church!!!)
I'm also in charge of the crafts...so I'll be posting some of those images during the week!
Doing crafts is NOTHING like being an art teacher!!!! More on that later.
The popcorn box is on loan from my PTO prez 's! She goes to a church that was doing the same theme...and allowed me to use her amazing prop!!!!! (we're going to use it for our fall festival at school too!! might as well get some miles out of it!)
Here are some of the works created at our family art night!!
The one with her mouth open is my wife! :) hee hee
With God, Cardboard, & Duct Tape...I CAN DO ALL THINGS!!! ha ha ha
I can make things look pretty, but when it comes to anything beyond that...you might need to call someone else?!?! HOWEVER...I made the trees stand up! :) ha ha I used cardboard & duct tape...and it worked. I had created a more complicated version with foam, but that would have taken forever to do!!
Now I'm just praying they don't fall over during VBS!! ha ha
*************************************** Fatherhood is like art.....
You might get messy along the way, but you will have something beautiful & meaningful in the end.
Fatherhood is like abstract art...
Knowing the rules...but making the choice to break them!(Why dads are more fun than moms!!) Fatherhood is like surrealism...
Looking at a mini-you looking back at you...and wondering if you can raise yourself?!?
(Yep..sounds like a Dali!) Fatherhood is like folk art...
No training..make it up as you go & use whatever you have on hand!!!! Fatherhood is like watercolor painting...
You can't erase the mistakes, but happy accidents along the way bring about amazing character.
Fatherhood is like cave art...
A little rough/crude...but you get the job done the best way you know how!!!
Fatherhood is like dadaism...
Repurposing items not thought of by mama! (plastic bags make great shoes in a pinch!) Fatherhood is like fauvism...
Sometimes the loudest one gets the attention!!!(usually the crying child...though I've tried!) Fatherhood is like expressionism...
Nothing messes with your emotions & makes you seek out the spiritual like
sleepless nights of a crying babies!!!
Fatherhood is like a good canvas...
Sometimes you have to be stretched beyond what you think is possible before
your full potential can be reached! Fatherhood is like good art...
It reflects the point of view of the Father/Artist!
We needed something else for the entrance of our church. I thought we're going to put up the LifeWay backdrop with the coaster front for pictures(remember the crazy picture of my wife and kids! ha ha). However, there is a column there that would be in the way of group shots.....sooooo I decided to use one of our extra 4ft x 8ft canvas panels to create this! Yes, Colossal Coaster World people...I know....it is Facing Fear...Trusting God. SORRY!!! I added a bit more after this picture was taken, but you get the idea!
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So for outside the snack area at VBS..we decided we'd decorate with family/kid made projects.
It was a lot of prep...A LOT OF PREP! When doing something like this...you don't know how many will actually show, the variety of ages(though we set it at 4 +), how many parents will stay with their children....etc! It isn't like our regular classroom where we are kind of controlling a majority of the factors. So...making next to fool proof projects is a challenge..and as I said...a lot of prep.
PICTURES FROM THE ART NIGHT
A mother/daughter team having a great time painting!!!
My wife (our children's ministry coordinator) working on some cotton candy!
IF YOU ARE GOING TO PIN ANYTHING ON YOUR PINTEREST BOARDS...CAN YOU PIN THE FIRST PICTURE OF MY WIFE SMILING...IT WOULD MAKE ME LAUGH IF YA WOULD!