Giving Back

  • 15th May 2009
  • Blog

Oh, once again things got quite busy for me but it’s been a ton of fun! I received a phone call about two months ago, and at first I thought it was a solicitor. However, it wasn’t and the Bartlett Elementary School decided to give me a ring to see if I would be interested in teaching a small workshop to 5th and 6th graders. I thought about it for about 5 seconds, and said, yes. The idea of giving back to the kids in the community has been something I had been thinking about. It was a blast. Kids just make you see things you don’t, and their imagination and creativity surpasses mine by a long shot. The kids studied the artist Andy Goldsworthy with their art teacher (and artist), June Mcleavey, made their own interpretations, and then we figured out the best way to photograph their creations. Their interest, talent, and enthusiasm was more that I ever expected. I just want to send a big “thank you” to all the kids that were in the elective and I can’t wait to do it again.