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Art and Spontaneity

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Sat, 30 Oct 1999 14:59:48 EDT

"Those of us that are artists as well as teachers have learned to never put
our crayons away. As such...the world deplores our prolonged nurtured
state of childishness, while at the same time envying it."
Larry Seiler
WetCanvas Artist's

Yes! I agree with Larry.....and that VERY reason is why so many
administrators and regular classroom teachers give art teachers so much
grief. I am constantly amazed by colleagues who think they need to "fix"
me(as if there was something WRONG with me), or have pity on me because this
year I chose a part time art position instead of a full time one. However, I
have the opportunity to work two days one week, three the next, I get full
health benefits and retirement. I also have time to pursue my own artistic
career. I work with elementary age children---and they're not too much older
than I am. And we have fun ! 'Scuse me, but if maturity comes along with
forgetting the premise of enjoying what you do for a living, then I think
I'll stay in Neverland. Don't forget that professionals can make the
difficult look easy, too....

I take what I do, but not myself, very seriously.
Artistically yours,

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