Among many things I am an art teacher. To be honest, I have so many things I want to do, it completely overwhelms me. I think this is true for many art teachers. I often say a math teacher doesn't have to be a mathematician, an English teacher doesn't have to be an author, but an art teacher is always an artist. One passion that I have been shushing for many years is photography. I love to take pictures. I love to be outside at 5:00 in the summer. The light, the haze, a little lens flare, a little hair light, catch light, being silly just to get a laugh and being quiet to capture a still moment, I love it all. I love to take pictures so much I have named myself MOMMARAZI. I don't go anywhere with my daughter without a camera.
I'm sure you remember Ty from Know And Tell Crafts and from my last posts. Ty the scary talented 13 year old! Hang in there with me, this will all make sense in a minute. So Ty was part of helping me realize my dream too. He created a logo for my photography website, promotional materials, and business cards. Check out the amazing work he did on the logo. Isn't it so sophisticated? It totally captures the idea of light and that magical dusk hour.
I love this Langston Hughes Poem and always think of it when I find reasons not to do what I dream of. It is a cautionary tale.
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?
like a heavy load.
I hope I NEVER find out what happens to a dream deferred and hope you don't have to either.