Seasons of Love with IHSD

Original post was featured on IHSD’s blog.

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My first season with IHSD started in the fall of 2008 in a coastal town with a one classroom preschool site next to a pumpkin patch. After two years of teaching, I continued to stay engaged with IHSD as a volunteer, an advocate, a member of the growth committee, and most recently a staff member. My seasons with IHSD have been nothing short of mission-driven with the growing belief that all children should have access to quality early childhood education.

As a staff member, I recently had an opportunity to be back in the classroom and lead an art project. Ahead of the 35th-anniversary event and IHSD’s inaugural fundraiser, I was inspired by my seasons with IHSD to lead a painting project for the live auction.

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Seasons of Love with IHSD

The Golden Doodle (Painting)

There’s a big white space above our living room bar cabinet that we’ve been wanting to fill for a while now. My intention was to paint something, but nothing came to mind.

Then sometime in May, we picked up our newest member of our family, Pork Chop! He’s a straight and shaggy coat Goldendoodle, and he took up much of the living room space by the bar cabinet and became my creative muse!

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The Golden Doodle (Painting)

Day 10 of 100

Day 10 of 100

Exploring Patterns

After crafting a lot of cute green rhinos, I wanted to explore more a sophisticated design with patterns and doodles. Of course, I had to start the evolving process with bright colors and crayons. :)

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A Zentangle is an abstract drawing created using repetitive patterns according to the trademarked Zentangle Method. – How to Make a Zentangle

Unlike doodling, I found that drawing patterns is very intentional and more challenging than I had first thought. The possibilities of lines and shapes were endless. I couldn’t even come up with 10 distinct patterns in one sitting. I also found a lot of inspiration on Pinterest.
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Exploring Patterns