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Re: What a surprise I had today!

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From: Janice Keenan (jekteachme_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Feb 27 2002 - 09:03:59 PST


>I was walking past another art teacher's room in my
>school and looked
>up at the bulletin board outside his door..there on
>the wall was a xerox copy of an article that rang a
>LOUD bell with me. I WROTE IT! I submitted
>it to "School Arts" several years ago and had almost
>forgotten about it. In
>fact, it had been so long since I had sent it I had
>it on my list to try to remember WHO I had submitted
it to and submit it somewhere else since I
>hadn't heard anything. I recognized the photos and
>the title "Gifts From The Heart" instantly, and knew
>immediately that SOMEONE had published me!
>I really don't think I ever got a confirmation from
>them that they were going to use my article. If I
>did, I've had a MAJOR senior moment! (And
>you would think I would remember something like
>that!) I ducked inside my cohorts room and asked him
>what magazine I was in! I was stunned, actually.
>Anyway, I'm really proud of this one. It means a lot
>to me. It is an article detailing the relationship
>that I have forged with our school and Texas
>Children's Hospital. For the past 5 years we have
>been doing one major project per year per grade
>level. The hospital frames the kids work under glass
>and puts a plaque under their work. This becomes
>part of their permanent collection. This hospital is
>like a fabulous children's art museum. It is such a
>healing place. Original art by children is
>EVERYWHERE!!!! I wish you all could see it.
Linda

Linda,
  This sounds wonderful...I vaguely remember reading
this article. I would really like to initiate
something like this..did you contact the hospital with
the proposal or were you approached?
   Jan in Miami

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