We hope all of you are well and taking good care of each other during these challenging times. Not only is our classroom empty, but so are our offices for the most part. Mr. Tony and I are working from home and just stopping in to pick up mail and messages and to water the plants.


For our homeschooling academy students, I’ll be working on baking the fairy garden projects today. I will mail them to you along with the papier mache crayons and pencils and the wire portraits. I am saving boxes as packages arrive so I can reuse them to send things to you. It might take some time, but I’ll do my best, and I’ll let you know as I ship them out so you can look for the packages.


All upcoming classes are canceled through June 10, and Parks & Rec has decided not to take registrations for any classes until they learn that the restrictions will be lifted.


In the meantime, I’m gearing up for #the100dayproject which kicks off tomorrow, April 7. It’s an annual challenge, and there are many ways to participate. The idea is to do something every day for 100 day and to document and share it. It’s generally an art project of some kind, but it could be taking a daily walk or writing a letter every day. It could be a great way to focus some of that restless energy and do something positive for yourself and others.


This year I’ll be doing a painting challenge that I’ll share on my Instagram and Facebook accounts. I’ve always wanted to be a daily painter, and even though I still don’t feel like I have a lot of time to do it, it feels urgently important right now. The process of painting brings me so much joy and I love sharing the work with others because it helps me feel connected.


Let me know if you decide to take on #the100dayproject. I’d love to see your work and offer you encouragement. While we’re all apart, we can still be a community together.


Virtual hugs,