Thursday, October 9, 2008

Hobbies and Firsts

Tonight I had the wonderfully relaxing and rejuvenating experience of photography class. I'm enjoying listening to someone else do the talking. Teaching is a true delight, but it's still nice to sit on the other side of the desk every now and then.

I was pleased to find that the rest of the class found my photos interesting. Having the opportunity to have a group of people quietly and gently comment and praise me resulted in an amazingly enlightening experience. Just like the children I teach, I found pleasure in hearing that I did something well.

Also, on Tuesday I began my stained glass class. Who would have thought that glass cutting would be so cathartic? I look forward to making my first project- a lampshade! I'll try and post some photos as I work on my masterpiece.

Looking back, I wish I would have taken more time for myself to be creative. I noticed a calm presence in myself within the last week, and I truly believe it's a direct result of allowing my creative juices to flow in new directions. Plus, learning something out of my usual realm has caused me to view the world around me with a fresh set of eyes.


Greta said...

more time....
LOVE the picture.

Maria said...

You are amazing. I love walking by your classroom and smelling the "autumn" scents of cinnamon and pumpkin? Is that what I smelled today?

I like your photo too and look forward to seeing others as well as your stained glass.

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