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The work we do with students is demanding, challenging, hard work. We don't often talk publicly about that. I don't like to complain either. Teaching IS joyful, surprising, delightful; teaching breeds wonder, but it takes it out of a person. Summer gives us time to recoup, refresh and re-energize.
Nothing re-energizes me like learning. This summer I'm learning about illustrated journaling with my Mom. If you've seen my journals, you know I doodle and draw my notes. This summer my family is celebrating my parents' fiftieth wedding anniversary. We're spending a few weeks up north in a condo in the woods near Petoskey, Michigan. Mom equipped the grand kids with watercolors, ink pens, paper pads, paint brushes and more. I too packed art supplies. We're making our story and drawing new memories. Learning pen, ink, and perspective, together.
|One thing that strikes me about Mom's process is that she |
drafts her art journal pages in a small pocket-sized spiral. Shown here left of her watercolor page.
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