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On my walk this morning to the Kennedy Center, I passed the Watergate Building. It is a beautiful day today.
This seminar is awesome! I love being in Washington D.C. and being at the Kennedy Center. I have met a Russian woman whose art form is Russian nesting dolls. I have met a metal sculptor from Yonkers, New York. I have met a storyteller from Evanston, Illinois.
So much exciting information and energy.
I will leave you with the Kennedy Center’s definition of Arts Integration:
Arts Integration is an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form. Students engage in a creative process which connects an art form and another subject area and meets evolving objectives in both.
All photos by Megan Oteri
I really should be packing for my trip to Washington D.C. I leave tomorrow morning. I am flying into D.C. I am going to the Kennedy Center’s National Seminar for Teaching Artists. I am a professional teaching artist. If you are looking for a writing workshop for your school, business, organization, or group, check out the workshops I offer. I can tailor workshops to meet your needs too.
I spent the day cleaning, which is what I do when I need to be doing other things.
And here I am creating when I should be packing. I don’t like packing because it involves so many decisions. I am not very fond of decisions. Call me indecisive. Call me an Aries. I short circuit.
So, I am creating and this is what I created. I have made a commitment to watermarking my photos no matter how long it takes me. I do feel it takes away from the photo. I am still learning so much professionally.
Well, better get to packing. I hope you like the flower.
I host brain tumor patient profiles on my blog on Thursdays (Brain Tumor Thursday). My mom had benign brain tumors — one in her cerebellum and one on her brain stem. She was diagnosed in 2000. She passed away on Christmas Eve, 2012. Her funeral was July 1. I plan on visiting her grave (urn cubby as I call it) while I am in D.C. this week. My parents are buried (inurned) in the same place. So I will visit both of them. I feel it will be less heavy on my heart as the funeral is over. That was intense. But beautiful. I do plan on writing a post about it soon. I am writing a piece now which I will present at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference in November. I am the chair of the Creative Nonfiction panel.
This is the template.
I am going to fill out the template really fast and not worry about the need to elaborate. Just a quick fill in the blank.
I hope… to publish several books.
I wish… I didn’t worry so much.
I dream… of being on a talk show taking about my book.
I am… a writer.
3 Things about me…
- I am a mom; my son is three.
- I consider myself to be highly right-brained.
- My favorite color is blue, especially the blue hue of my mother’s eyes.
Feel free to fill out the template and email me at email@example.com. I will post it on my blog.
You don’t have to have a brain tumor to submit your profile. If you do have a brain tumor or are a family member of someone who has/had one, please submit your profile and I will post it on a Thursday.
Either way, fill out: I hope, I wish, I dream, I am and share three things about yourself and a photo if you would like. The 3 things and the photo are optional.
Hope. Wish. Dream. Be.
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