Even though the Winter of 2014 was brutally cold here in the Midwest, the Winter of 2013 was much harder for me.
You see, I am not a full time artist. I am primarily an elementary art teacher and the 2012-2013 school year was one of the most difficult of my career.
I had been teaching art out of a small half-sized room for 8 years when I was asked to empty my room and teach “art-on-a-cart” in the classrooms to make room for a new Kindergarten class that was being added to the building.
I was demoralized. There had been talk of an addition being built onto the school and I was promised a full sized room to replace my tiny quarters. I had begun gathering resources and dreaming of what I could do in a larger workspace. Now, with the addition two years off, I was left with no classroom at all.