Today started out with a beautiful sunrise. I watched the glowing sky while sipping my coffee and planning the steps to my upcoming art class.
The girls arrived and settled in brimming with excitment and anticipation. I just love working with this age (8-13) as they are blooming with possibility and are able to accept guidance and inspiration.
I took photos of them jumping a couple of days ago and each girl used their cut out photo as a mask to let the first layers of paint show through as they continued to layer paint. We used stamps and stencils and found objects to create texture and interest.
There were moments of uncertainty and angst as they were faced with decisions about color and design but with guidance from their classmates (and a little from me) they were able to let go and trust in the process. At one point I even heard one student say, "I'm just going to trust myself." Ahhh...that's it right there....Trust Yourself!!!
In the end they created masterpieces of color and words that were personal to them. I hope they treasure their works of art as much as I treasured our time together.