June 29, 2021
I went to Bargain Hunt (not sure if they have them in your area?) and found they had 50% off their craft section. Now, if you have been to Bargain Hunt you know that the "craft" section is very hit & miss. You never know what they'll have. There wasn't much that I'd have a need for personally or for school.
I have never worked on an easel, and haven't really felt a need to own one in the past. This sale made me reconsider. The tag said $12, but with the sale...$6!!! I decided that I could use it to create art, display work, or for presentations/workshops. Surely I can get my $6 worth out of it.
DEALS ARE OUT THERE....YOU JUST NEED TO KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN!
June 27, 2021
June 22, 2021
6th Annual Art With Mr. E Summer Workshop starts tomorrow!!!(Wed-Friday) So excited! I have 10 teachers coming (Smaller than usual..Covid & Summer School having an impact)...2 from Davidson, 2 from Smith, 2 from Wilson, 2 from Rutherford, and 2 from KY!!!! Going to be a BLAST! Stay tuned for pictures of crazy teachers & their art!!!!
June 21, 2021
June 20, 2021
June 17, 2021
June 13, 2021
If I told you to teach someone how to do a collagraph, but you knew nothing about it....how successful would you be? If I told you how to do a collagraph, and asked you to teach someone how to do it...would you be more successful? If I showed you how to do a collagraph, and asked you to teach someone how to do it....you might do ok. If I showed you how to do a collagraph, let you do a collagraph while I watched and advised, and then asked you to teach someone else how to do one...you'd probably do a pretty good job. Experience makes a difference. As an art educator, I seek out others who know and have more experience with media and processes that I feel unsure about. In turn, I love to share the things I've learned along the way. I know if I would not have had others take the time to build into me....I would not be the teacher I am now.
What good is experience if we do not share it?
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer.
2 Corinthians 1: 3-6
Emmanuel. God is with us. We often hear this at Christmas, but this truth is not seasonal. We serve a God who knows the struggles we face spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally. He is with us. God has also given us a family of believers who have experienced, are experiencing, or will experience the very things we are going through. This provides for us those who can advise us, those who can cry with us, and those who we can come along side when the time comes. The experiences we face are not in vain. They allow us to trust God in new ways. They provide an opportunity for God to work in and through us. Being open with our experiences & being willing to share with others what we have learned through them....is a beautiful gift that can provide comfort and connectedness.
June 08, 2021
June 06, 2021
There are so many things within art that I'd love to do. I've been fortunate enough to try my hand at a large variety of media and skills over the years. However, it would be unrealistic for me to do ALL THE THINGS! If I investing all my time and attention into attempting everything...I'd hardly develop anything. Finding my passion and investing myself into that is going to provide better yield. I can admire, value, and benefit from other artists' work. I can encourage and support those creating in different ways than myself. We have the ability to cheer on others in the arts as they create, fail, succeed, and pursue our heart's passion. As we support one another, the art community grows stronger.....and we are all better for it.
If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.
We were never meant to do "ALL THE THINGS" on our own. God has given us unique talents, skills, and callings that will fulfill his plans and purposes. We must not only do our part, but support those around us so they can do theirs. We often rank such things in levels of importance. However, this is wrong thinking. Introvert/Extrovert, on stage/behind the scenes, preachers/cleaning crew....God's unique design for each of us displays an amazing puzzle where each piece has its place in creating the whole picture. If one piece were missing the picture would be incomplete.
Are you living out who you are?
Are their things that you need to lay aside so you can invest yourself into those things that are most important?
How can you support those around you to be the best they can be?