Friday, February 22, 2008

A week of Origional Works

So crazy me...I brought up the idea of doing a really cool project at a committee meeting for the PTA and surprisingly I was put in charge. I didn't really mind until I realized I would have less time than I thought to actually work on the project and that I would be doing it the same week of our Cub Scout Blue and Gold Celebration and a week before their Pinewood Derby. Way to much for any sane person to handle. I must be insane for even attempting.

The project I am working on at Emily's Elementary school (Chloe Clark) is going really well mostly. I have gotten at least half of the teachers to participate. And most of the artwork is turning out really nice. The idea is that the kids produce a work of art (hopefully something really colorful) that I can turn into the Original Art company and then can be reproduced onto many different things. They kids can buy magnets. T shirts, stationary, coffee mugs, mouse pads, key chains etc... with their very own artwork on it. I love the program. The second best part is that it is actually a fundraiser. We will get to keep 40% of the sales earned to go towards art programs for our school. Maybe art supplies for teachers, funding for an art club...I don't know.

I have really enjoyed going back into classrooms and teaching again. I think I will for sure go back to teaching when all the kids are all grown up. That is if some poor school will have me. It has been so fun to see the kids get excited about the project and their artwork. Spending up to five hours a day volunteering at the school with Sara strapped to me and Katie tagging along behind (except for the two blessed days without her !Thank You friends!) has been less fun! I am exhausted.

I have to post some of my favorite pieces just so you can see what I've been up to and I can remember why it was all worth it. So here are my favorites...posted without permission so don't tell!

Emily's artwork is the peacock.


Rebecca said...

You are so amazing. Have I ever told you that?

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THE ART!!! I think it is so great you are doing this for the school--what a wonderful idea! And I didn't know you taught. What did/do you teach?

Jennifer said...

Hey Blaire,

I don't work now. But I got my degree in elementary ed and substitute taught while Dave was finishing school. Obviously I didn't ever teach art!

Fisher Family said...

The kids artwork was so must have inspired them. How do you find the time? :)