After being in the house for some time, at my computer, and working on lessons, it was nice to get out and go for a nice long walk with Grace and enjoy the sunshine. I couldn't help but appreciate the beauty of SPRING! I am inspired to create when looking at the perfect design in nature. From the beautiful colors and smells of the flowers, the sounds and activity of the birds, and the amazing wonder of the insects such as bees and butterflies.
I also took a lot of photos of all the flowers! These will be used as photo references for the upcoming projects that I will be creating.
(The image above is of my dog Grace enjoying the smells, one of her FAVORITE pastimes!)
Note to the reader: This is all so inspiring! I must create some spring inspired art! I will share them and take you through the process of how I create them. It is so good to have art in my life. Such good therapy, especially for times like now.
I will share them on my Art Lesson and Projects page. I hope that you will try to do them as well! If you want, maybe share them with me. If you decide to do so, please email and share your artwork with me. If you'd like, I will post them on the Student Gallery Page!
I have already posted a lesson that is inspired by pollination. The art lesson is great way to celebrate upcoming Earth Day! Please share your artwork by emailing photos. Send photo images of you finished pieces at the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope you have a nice day and happy creating!
Below are some of the lovely images of flowers that I took on my walk with Grace!
Just a month ago I was going on with the daily grind. Doing the normal things such as lesson plans, art projects, and home life. I never would have expected this unprecedented circumstance that we are all going through. This current situation will be marked in the history books.
My current state of mind: "I choose not to let this pandemic get the best of me"
Yes, I will follow guidelines and restrictions. I will look out for others by washing my hands often, abide by the rule of social distancing, and use this time to focus on what is needed. I'm sure that my students are probably going a little stir crazy and could use a little art therapy. I will plan on using this time to concern myself with outreach and mobile learning.
For some time now, I have tried to find new and interesting ways to use social media as a way of connecting with my students and families. To look on the positive side, I think I have plenty of time to now discover new and interesting avenues of teaching. I've had this website for a while and never really used it to full capacity. This is a goal, while sheltering in place, to explore this possibility.