Over Thanksgiving break I decided to make a few small art pieces for my co-workers… perhaps I’ve been on Pinterest a bit too much lately but the “illustrated quote” trend is responsible for the direction I ended up taking.
- Side Note: I’m entirely too devoted to Pinterest. I’d blame my students (because we started incorporating Pinterest as part of their “sketchbook” grade) but really… Pinterest is a personal addiction that led me to pushing it in class like a dealer.
Because I recognize that everyone responds to this type of thing differently I tried to come up with the right blend for some of my co-workers taking into consideration their discipline and personality. I myself am a bit snarky and sarcastic so it’s no surprise that this leaks in at times.
Emerson quote for a communications teacher who is one of the most patient and kind educators I’ve ever met when it comes to interacting with students and encouraging them to be the best possible versions of themselves.
A quote that I tweaked a bit for a Calculus teacher who has some of the most challenging students at times but handles them with grace time and time again.
For the English teacher with a quite charming sense of humor and way of helping students become better writers… sometimes in spite of themselves!
For an engineering professor who deals with one of the toughest disciplines in academia (but with an unfaltering attitude that anything can be broken down simply if a student is patient enough to listen to the explanation).
One of my favorites – for a fellow art professor who, like me, believes that any art student is capable of achieving greatness if they’ll only put in the work.
And another favorite for another fellow art teacher… because well… TRUTH.