Friday, November 6, 2015
Get up. Get Dressed. Paint.
It’s rare to start with a blank page but for this week’s 15 MINUTES OF MIXED MEDIA©
with Rae Missigman that is how this page started. It was an easy going page without much thinking; simply painting then using the end of the paintbrush to scratch in some blooms in the wet paint.
I used this page to remind myself I am a good teacher and to not allow the powers in charge to take that away. To catch you up, I have now been moved 3 times this school year. Two weeks into the school year I was transferred from teaching Chemistry in the high school into an elementary school teaching science to 6th and 7th graders. Five long, stressful weeks later (and just after I was getting the hang of things) I got word I was being transferred back to the high school to teach Biology, Physics, and 7th and 8th graders in the alternative ed program: again, no experience in this. Last week I packed up my stuff, yet again, and moved. This week I started with a whole new set of kid learning the ropes of teaching alternative ed students. *sigh...
She removes more paint than I seem to be able to by scraping an old credit card over the wet paint, leaving her page with much more white space than mine. I also find I’m hesitant to wipe up too much of the paint yet I always like her finished page better than mine because of that.
Wednesday via a fellow blogger I discovered Permission to Play- a Free Mixed Media Workshop with Carolyn Dube. Yesterday I watched the introductory lessons, downloaded and painted my Permission to Play permission slip. My plan is to use this class to play in paint on week nights when I normally do very little creating. Winter is a struggle for me and my hope is to begin a practice of spending time in the evenings creating to ease the stress after a long day of teaching.
Do you want to play along with me?