Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday - A little quote and a little note

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~ Maya Angelou

My art education class, by virtue of an instructor whose lesson plans are a launching pad rather than a gilded cage, makes me feel young and playful. We paint, we snip off pretty little bits of colored papers, we dabble with shapes and textures and forms. It is like playing in the garden! Today we carved pumpkins. Her whole premise seems to be to prepare new teachers to be unintimidated by any art material or method. She inspires us to believe that thinking "outside the box" is ordinary, and through the class we experience an organic unfolding of the inner-artist we didn't know was hiding within.

Pictured here, my pumpkin with Zuni Sun carving

photos, and photo editing by Aisling, October 23, 2009


Farmer's Daughter said...

Looks like fun!

Pom Pom said...

Wow! I like THAT TEACHER! I so believe in all that fun!
I'm off to the sun! I'll post while I'm away!

Aisling said...

Abbie, It was! You should have seen the variety of pumpkin styles! :)

Pom Pom,

Me too! Thanks for posting a note befor heading off. Can't wait to read your stories of your trip!

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Very cool, love it!

Aisling said...

Thanks, Robbin! :)

Margaret Evans Porter said...

That is an awesome pumpkin!

Aisling said...

Margaret, Thanks! I was really pleased with how it came out! :)