Pandemic Accounts

Miscoe Hill 5&6 Artists Showcase/Semester One

Miscoe Hill 5&6 Artists Showcase/Semester One

It’s not our art, but our heart that’s on display. – Gary Holland, Contemporary Artist As most of my readers know, I’m retiring from the Mendon Upton Regional School District in the middle of this month (I’ll write more about that in a separate post). I won’t be fully retiring as I’ve accepted a part […]

Color Me Impressed/Watercolor Painting

Color Me Impressed/Watercolor Painting

“If one says ‘Red’ – the name of color – and there are fifty people listening, it can be expected that there will be fifty reds in their minds. And one can be sure that all these reds will be very different.” – Josef Albers This last project for Semester One took a while to […]

Celebrating Youth Art Month 2021

Celebrating Youth Art Month 2021

“Whereas, The arts are an essential component of a basic education and are one of the six core subjects as designated in the Massachusetts Education Reform Act of 1993; and…hereby proclaim March to be, Youth Arts Month…” So reads the second clause of the Massachusetts Proclamation for March to be known as Youth Arts Month. How exciting! […]

Let It Snow/NO LIMITS

Let It Snow/NO LIMITS

“Our snow was not only shaken from white wash buckets down the sky, it came shawling out of the ground and swam and drifted out of the arms and hands and bodies of the trees; snow grew overnight on the roofs of the houses like a pure and grandfather moss, minutely ivied the walls and […]

How I Spent My Winter Vacation 2020

How I Spent My Winter Vacation 2020

“Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.  Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.” Maya Angelou As I closed up my virtual classroom for the winter break on December 23, I posted the retooled image above. Eleven days […]

Thanksgiving: On The Farm With A Little Help From Our Friends And Family

Thanksgiving: On The Farm With A Little Help From Our Friends And Family

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. – William Arthur Ward In my Home Time series of posts written about summer vacation during a pandemic, I introduced you to my husband, Dick, in this post and our little farm in this post. In the post […]

Project Planning During A Pandemic

Project Planning During A Pandemic

“The devil is in the detail” – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe or Anonymous When I was asked to come up with a “light and fluffy” art project for a segment of my students recently, my mouth dropped because it hit me hard that I don’t know how to do that. I was rendered speechless. […]

How I Spent My Summer Vacation Four/Pottery

How I Spent My Summer Vacation Four/Pottery

“I am still learning.” – Michelangelo Did I just compare myself to Michelangelo? As if. This is the fourth in a series of posts written after a summer spent chiefly at home during the time of COVID-19. Except for occasional grocery trips, visiting my mother, or a trip to the wide open beach, we have been […]

How I Spent My Summer Vacation Three/Family

How I Spent My Summer Vacation Three/Family

¨You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.¨ — Desmond Tutu This is the third in a series of posts written after a summer spent chiefly at home during the time of COVID-19. Except for occasional grocery trips, visiting my mother, or a trip to the wide open […]