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Re: Still Doing Art

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Sandra Evans (evans.edu)
Fri, 26 Jul 1996 17:13:56 -0500 (CDT)


Just a comment about teaching and creating art. When I first started
teaching art, I had two young sons, husband, home, pets, etc. I was also
returning to school to get a second certification in social studies to
make sure I could at least get a teaching job. My artwork, needless to
say, suffered greatly. I could not juggle time to create art after
studying and teaching and then go home to "create" - the creating came in
fixing supper, helping with homework and all the other joys of child
rearing. Now my sons are in college, my art curriculum, although still
being researched and perfected does not demand all my attention - my
slides, plans, etc. do no command all my attention, even though I still
prepare 5 to 6 different classes daily (maybe that's why my repertoire is
so vast). I focus my painting/studio work in the summer and vacations and
am now beginning to during the year - I do not have to sit at the table
and help with homework. I work in pencil, pastels, inks when I don't have
the time for my easel. But this came with time. Its only been in the
later years that my family does not need my time am I able to concentrate
more on my work (as well as learning more about technology). So those who
are having conscious-bothering problems, chin up! I'm glad I focused on
my family and now I'm glad I have my work -- All in good time!