2 hours ago
Mar 23, 2012
Today was our 'freestyle art class' - when we open up the art studio and everyone has free reign to try out all the art products and literally go CRAZY for two hours...I set up a few tables with art and craft ideas...have a few projects 'ready to go'....but otherwise students are free to create anything they like!! I am on hand to answer questions, give ideas, help, advise....but they can also just relax and enjoy the two hours doing whatever they like!!
It's a really fun class, everyone gets involved and people of all ages sign up to join in :) I LOVE that our classes are not just for children!!
After the class, and after lunch, I tidied up the art room and then continued with art and prepped for next weeks class - making a Springtime wreath using egg boxes - we have like a thousand egg boxes to use up and I wanted a Springtime theme!! I think it worked well - it's quite fiddly so I will prep part of it for young children.
One of the Moms that comes to the classes brought me a gift today - she remembered that I use my laptop as a table when I'm painting in bed....and so she gave me a lap table :) It folds up to go beside my bed :) It was soooo sweet of her :) So nice of her to remember :)
I really do have the most wonderful students and families coming to my classes :) I really do hope I can keep my classes going because I LOVE this job sooooo much!!
I'm so sad that I may have to give it up just because of these few difficult months :( Especially when I see how much Sam and Abigail get from it too - from having so many people around - from seeing how to run a business, to teach people, to be around art...learning about taxes, and cost cutting and customer service...
I am sad that all their hard work - as well as my own has gone to waste for absolutely no reason but for a stupid selfish, bitter man.
We have been living in Narnia for the last two days...beautiful big fluffy snowflakes falling softly...and when Susannah and I were driving back from Esso last night a herd of deer walked across the road in front of us - that is twice in just a few weeks :)
They were gorgeous, and in no hurry, but the light was bad and so were the roads, so I couldn't get any good pictures :(
It was lovely though :)