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Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. ~Pablo Picasso

Thoughts for the Teaching Artist is devoted to an ongoing exploration of the role of the arts in education. I believe that the arts are an integral, essential part of every person's education. Arts education develops 21st Century Learning Skills, supports all core subjects, creates empathy & builds bridges, and helps develop voice & vision.

The views expressed in Thoughts for the Teaching Artist are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other persons or organization.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Daily Thoughts

The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious. ~John Sculley

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Daily Thoughts

The higher up you go, the more mistakes you are allowed. Right at the top, if you make enough of them, it's considered to be your style. ~Fred Astaire


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Daily Thoughts

It occurs to me it is not so much the aim of the devil to lure me with evil as it is to preoccupy me with the meaningless. ~Donald Miller



Monday, September 26, 2011

Daily Thoughts

There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, "All right, then, have it your way." ~C. S. Lewis

Friday, September 16, 2011

Daily Thoughts

If I had listened to the critics I'd have died drunk in the gutter.~ Anton Chekov



Thursday, September 15, 2011

Daily Thoughts

If I hadn't started painting, I would have raised chickens. ~Grandma Moses




Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Daily Thoughts

People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved. ~Annie Sullivan



Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Daily Thoughts

In life, as in dance, grace glides on blistered feet.~ Alice Abrams

Friday, September 9, 2011

Daily Thoughts

Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway. ~Eleanor Roosevelt


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Daily Thoughts

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. ~Carlos Castaneda

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Daily Thoughts

Well, Art is Art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know. ~Groucho Marx

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Daily Thoughts

I will have nothing to do with a God who cares only occasionally. I need a God who is with us always, everywhere, in the deepest depths as well as the highest heights. It is when things go wrong, when good things do not happen, when our prayers seem to have been lost, that God is most present. We do not need the sheltering wings when things go smoothly. We are closest to God in the darkness, stumbling along blindly. ~Madeleine L'Engle

Friday, September 2, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Daily Thoughts

Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue. ~Eugene O'Neill