“Excellence is not an act but a habit. The things you do the most are the things you will do the best.”
– Marva Collins
Candy Striped High Heel – 2.5″ x 3.5″ Watercolor ATC
I only got to do one small painting last weekend, because I had to
work on Saturday and do my taxes on Sunday. This means that I’ll be
revisiting some paintings from the archives this week. Anybody remember
this one? It was from an ATC exchange where I painted 24 little
paintings of shoes. It was fun! Our subject was 24 of anything…. and I
picked shoes. I am not a shoes gal, since I live in flip flops most of
the time, but I have always wanted to explore this subject. There are
so many cool shoes out there.
About Marva Collins
American educator Marva Collins pioneered progressive education for
disadvantaged children. She was born in Alabama in 1936 and in her 20′s
moved to Chicago, where she founded a school for children who were at
risk. After one year, every child tested at least five grades higher.
Many public schools have successfully implemented her methods. She has
appeared on 60 Minutes and Good Morning America and she recieved the National Humanities Medal from President Bush in 2004. She believes every child is a winner until someone convinces him or her too thoroughly otherwise.