It’s Valentine’s Day!

There I was, creating all the elements for a Valentine craft table. I’ve been designing lots of classroom character posters with construction paper. Yes pun intended. I realized this is great practice for breaking down drawings into simple shapes. What and idea! Then I thought about my famous live your story poem, soon to beContinue reading “It’s Valentine’s Day!”

let the painting begin…

Thinking map is done. Many of the sketches are done. Color scheme is almost figured out. I’ve got two weeks to make the deadline. Will I make it? Should I make it? I don’t know, I’m taking my time. Letting all those ideas and words work out fine. This live your story poem is good.Continue reading “let the painting begin…”

Live Your Story

I wrote this poem as a poster. I went through so many colors. My favorite was a much lighter shade of blue. Somehow I envisioned it on a wall someplace. I recall an artist who travels the world painting his words and drawings. With each stroke he gives life to old buildings. When asked whyContinue reading “Live Your Story”

sketches of the past

  Build a tribe of 14,000. What was I thinking? Now I realize the most important part of building a tribe is to create. Not just create but really have something to say. To speak with the heart and soul. This year I vow to create EVERY SINGLE day. I’ll paint and write every stepContinue reading “sketches of the past”