In a message dated 9/26/2004 6:40:36 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
Rather than construct a new answer, here is what I said
when asked to address our community (in 2000) at the opening of an
annual student art exhibit.
We all have our stories of why we teach what we do. It's good to share them.
Woody, Retired in Albuquerque
Madeline - Woody said it so well! I feel fortunate to have found this group
because of words of wisdom such as his! I did things a bit backward;
supported myself as an exhibiting artist and museum worker for 25 years, then went
back to grad school for certification. Just starting my second year as art
teacher and know that I am the luckiest teacher in the school - coaxing and
playing and laughing with children and art materials - what could be better?