Raise your Hand

picasso stillThis is so true and so important. And, Laura, what persistence, creativity, and courage it took to write this post and share it with us!

In Others' Words...

 “Unused creativity is not benign. It metastasizes. It turns into grief, rage, judgment, sorrow, shame.

We are creative beings. We are by nature creative.

It gets lost along the way. It gets shamed out of us.” 

Brene Brown

A couple of years ago I was entertaining the thought of opening an art school. We-ell, that doesn’t quite cover it. I was passionately PLANNING to open an art school, before life and reality brought me to my financial knees. I’d planned to offer classes during the day to children who are homeschooled, special ed classes, afterschool art lessons, camps, etc.

While in the planning stages, I read everything I could get my hands on about arts education. What there still IS of it. I devoured strategies, theories, philosophies. I am not professionally trained, I’d only taught as a volunteer, and I was feeling a little audacious even thinking about undertaking such…

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