An Artist's Quest

The Art of the List

Part of what we are taking camping and somehow must fit in the car, thank God for roof racks!

Well I have to admit I am in overwhelm mode this week.  I started a new part time job teaching art to kindergarten, 1stand second graders about 4 weeks ago and the learning curve has been steep, it’s not about the art it’s about the organizing.  What works with each class dynamic, developmental issues, time issues… so each week I’ve gotten a little closer to something that works. Just about the time I have the names of these 150 kids down, the next rotation will start and I’ll be back at the beginning.  The challenge is how to weave this new endeavor into my other endeavors and stay sane.  I’m not there yet.  My slightly obsessive personality has me writing and rewriting list and notes (my iPad was supposed to help me with this but sometimes I just want a piece of paper!) Today we are off for a relaxing weekend of camping along the coast up in Gualala, but right now I am in the throes of organizing, I’d forgotten how exhausting getting ready to relax can be.  So I leave you with this image of all the stuff that somehow needs to get in the car plus dog and people.  Wish me luck… next week I promise to share art of a different nature.

Check out my website where there is art for sale and a list of upcoming classes. http://lisathorpe.com/

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2 responses

  1. doug wade

    You can do it Lisa. Have fun camping.

    September 14, 2012 at 10:31 am

  2. Mary Anne

    We began tent camping 30 years ago – in addition to all the “stuff” we had to take with us was our Maine Coon cat who loved camping and was restricted to the tent! This unwieldy situation rapidly led to the purchase of our 1st travel trailer……I trust you are having a wonderful weekend.

    When I returned from a long sojourn ( 2 years) in Europe, I spent a year “teaching” primary school art (K-3). I discovered it was all about affirming creativity, learning to share and be organized. So, you are on the right track. I hope you enjoy this experience.

    September 15, 2012 at 10:33 am

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