I have learned so much from my students that I know teaching has helped my
own art. I would never have enough time to make all the mistakes my students
have had to work through over the years, or to come up with all the ideas
they have. While I long to make my own art, and do, I feel I have gained
lots of experience by working with my high school students on their projects.
For those of you who are juggling teaching, parenting, and making your own
art, please be encouraged. Take the time you can with your families--it
seems so short when they all move on--you will have more time for art