Since moving to the suburbs, I recently joined Nextdoor, a social media platform for local neighborhoods. I came across a post from a teacher asking for a painting of an apple on her desk.
As a child of a veteran teacher, an education advocate, and amateur painter, I was struck by this post and offered to create a painting. I had a blank canvas at home waiting to get painted on, so I figured I would give this a shot to spur some creativity.
Here’s a look at my progress.
What she didn’t know was that I wasn’t planning to take her payment. I wanted to something nice for a teacher and the holiday spirit compelled me. After I completed the painting, I delivered it to the main office of her school.