I am working on one of my children’s stories, getting the illustrations ready to move towards publishing. Slowly, but surely, the ideas are becoming clearer.
And this morning, I met a 14-year old girl who will be my art student: Her mom had participated in one of my workshops last April. Then, several months later, she asked if I could teach her daugther some stuff. I drove to their house and got to know the girl a little. She’s a shy, relatively quiet kid, with a good amount of talent and interest in art. Originally, I was just going to teach once, but now, I will be giving art lessons once a month!
This means responsibility, but it also gives you another reason to get your stuff right. If you want to be a good teacher, you need to be a good student, first. I hope that she can learn some good things, and I hope I can learn, too. Learn the basics, get them right, and learn how to explain them. It’s a good challenge, and it earns me a bit of extra cash. Win-win I guess :)
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