This young boy from Cleveland, Jake, is not the usual. We had several exchanges. He was always extremely polite , and always promised to send me reports. And he did! He sent me an outline of his presentation, then I got a video of him giving it. My favorite question from his audience was "is she still alive?", which he answered with a resounding "yes"...Whew!
My children and grandchildren were excited and thrilled to see all this activity about me in Cleveland.
After a few weeks, he sent me his grade (he aced it) on the project, and I though we were through. But no.... He also has to do a painting that emulates my work.
I am thrilled, each time I hear from him. This has been such an exciting experience for me and hopefully for him too. I now understand why people choose to teach, and, what a wonderful teacher he has. He or she has set him on a road that will stay with him for life. What a fantastic project for a young mind. Bravo!!
So, for me, painting has been so much more than just painting. Today, I have a new energy and desire to get back to the easel....how lucky am I? Thank you Jake!