I am so very proud of my kids right now....ok always, but especially right now! We have been so busy putting together this year's musical sets that we neglected several of our shows. So we threw together some work for the Edgar County Show and I am proud to say that the kids did great! Sarah Lueken received Judge's Choice, Best of Show in 2-D. Millie Arp received Judge's choice, Best of Show in 3-D, Emily Wacaser and Lauren Aquirre also placed in 2-D and 3-D catergories! Congratulations to Shiloh Junior and Senior High for receiving the overall school award this year! They had some great artwork!
As an art teacher I have a love and have an appreciation of the arts. I love teaching my students the skills and opening their ideas to all types of art. Countless times I am asked what type of art do I do in my spare time. Sometimes I smile, with a two year old, who has time. And then I got to thinking why don't I? Why don't I take time for me and do what I love! So my 11 year old and I created a craft room at home. I have gotten back in to scrap booking and collage. I have even been sewing a bit. My love in art is the designing. I love the plan and seeing the dream come to life. So when a very good friend of mine asked me to start working a business together, I could not resist. We are Occasions. We plan, design, and create the decor for events such as weddings, proms, graduation parties, and special events. What an amazing way to use my talents. I hope when my students leave this classroom, that they find a way to use their talents to be happy and feel successful. I do not care if they remember Van Gogh painted Starry Night (although that would be nice), what I truly care about is that somewhere, they have found out that they possess a talent that will follow them through life.