Wednesday, December 6, 2023

The sixth thing I learned again -- wonderful surprises happen

Ready for joy
Charcoal on bond paper
12 x 14 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010
(This drawing was in preparation for
a painting in the same pose.
I really like the drawing. )
I chose this drawing because
a former student posed for me
for this.  And tonight I discovered
that it was the drawing I posted
on my first night of classes at
the Community Center.  And boy
was I right.  It was a joy
filled experience.

I could not have imagined a year ago that I would have the
fabulous teaching experiences I've had teaching Presentation
at a Community Learning Center in downtown Toronto. I have
always loved the classes I taught, but the support I received
in my most recent courses was incredible.

Plus the excitement, hard work and enthusiasm in those classes
made me so happy, and gave all of us taking part hope that
if we work together we can create change. Not just locally,
but in the world.

That was actually part of the course -- working on how to
advocate for necessary changes in the neighbourhood.

I am super grateful for that lesson.

Have a loving your life day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Fantastic drawing❣️ I love the joy ❣️❣️❣️❣️. Congratulations on how well your classes have been. I am sure your students love you❣️❣️❣️

Barbara Muir said...

These last two classes have been wonderful. It's an excellent sign"
when you don't want things to be over at the end of the term.


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