Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Those who can't do...

I am still very much in love with the idea of some day becoming an art teacher.  I really enjoy watching other people create art and I had a blast as an English teacher for almost 2 years in Japan.  For some reason, I more-often feel a deeper connection when I am looking at another's artwork than when someone else is looking at mine.  I don't rightly know why that is.  Maybe it's because I am afforded so few opportunities to see other people's creations.  Most of the people in my life don't consider themselves artists(ic) and, I think for most, the idea of putting pencil or brush to paper can be intimidating in-and-of itself, nevermind having to show the final product to someone else.  But on the rare occasion that I do get to see something my friends or family members have created, I am always inspired and deeply grateful for the opportunity to share in their vision.

Here I am with an ad hoc pupil during an impromptu lemon-juice painting session at Baker Co-op.  
Learning is fun!  Teaching is fun!