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Re: artist as teacher vs. teacher

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Michelle Vidro (ggoose)
Fri, 31 Oct 1997 12:40:11 -0700


Dear Chris,
Thank you for your kind and supportive words.

I am feeling rather misunderstood and unappreciated at the moment. But I
agree with what you are saying, in that I must keep my goal in mind. I just
didn't expect so much negativity so soon. I just started doing this in
September!

I try to see the glass half full at all times. This time too I shall focus
on the positive. That's easy, it's the kids, and the love......*smile*

Sincerely,
Michelle

>You are giving a beautiful gift out of love. These gifts are not
>always understood or appreciated. If you can give your all with your
>goal in mind, even when met with opposition, you can keep on giving-
>perhaps like the giving tree, or Jesus. If you can't, perhaps you need
>to be hedged about and protected-- some artist work in isolation to
>keep the vision, others work undercommission and have a share or
>supported vision (which hopefully is in unison). If you are to teach,
>you must not only have a vision, you must endure with love and
>discipline, loving discipline which tempers the student. As a gardener
>must prune, as a horse wears blinders to do the job with focus on the
>task and completion of the end product. Step back enough to appreciate
>what is good and beautiful in yourself in order to give accepting what
>is good and beautiful in others.