Art and children have a way of showing us the love and sunshine in our life. Even when it's dark, being present to possibility, creativity and love instills hope and a pathway forward. My Mother's Day gift came early, and in a beautiful form. I want to share that with you.
Take up a voice in championing the arts in education at the K-12 levels, or the arts funding cuts will continue to occur. In the end, our society will suffer because we have failed to impart critical thinking skills necessary to solve the complex problems of our society or to provide alternative education methods. Our systems have let us down. At the end of the day, it falls upon wise parents to impart not only art skills to the best of their ability, but most importantly, the critical thinking processes involved when creating in the arts: brain skills that everyone requires.