6 May, 2016. Spring semester is winding down and summer break is cresting the horizon. Teaching art is wonderful and exhausting both at the same time, sapping and draining nearly every energy reserve. But it’s worth it watching my kids evolve and discover a part of themselves they never knew existed. Still, and all, it’s exhausting and I need those weeks of summer to recharge, to make my own art, to meditate.
Meanwhile, the opportunity to draw and paint leading up to finals is pretty much catch as catch can. My drawing and painting students are just getting a brief introduction to watercolor because we overstayed our visit with acrylics and simply ran out of time. So while my kids sit outdoors and sketch, I wander around sketching them.