Start Small

I want so much to engage in the creative, to blog and share all my thoughts, to find that space of peace and flow that creativity brings me. And yet, I am experiencing feelings of tiredness, anxiousness, and worry, and these seem to keep me from being able to do any of that. Even as I sit at the keyboard, my head hurts, and my eyes well with tears.

But, I encourage myself, as I do my students.

“Just do something. It doesn’t have to be big. It doesn’t have to be perfect. It just has to be you.”

So I thought I’d just start small, and share my new art teaching board.

Nice right? At other times, it’s the barn door to my bathroom. Makes me chuckle, because I often joke that my bathroom — with its easily cleaned tile floor — is my art studio for messy projects.

My students haven’t finished the project. They’ve actually only received the part one video, but they are already sending me messages and photos via their parents. One mom remarked, “I love watching her. The whole time she’s working, she’s talking to you.”

My heart is full.

1 thought on “Start Small

  1. LOVE THIS!
    One mom remarked, “I love watching her. The whole time she’s working, she’s talking to you.”
    Kids get it! That’s why I have spent 42 years teaching them! Yesterday – I was in a 4th grade remote class and the teacher asked the students to make sure their names were correctly labeled on their video feed. I looked to make sure everyone had their name – and then I saw that one student had written: Destiny – The Writer. It made me smile. At 10 she has her writing identity firmly in place! Here’s to art and writing and children and YOU!

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