Piece #10+1 – Maybe beautifully incomplete is complete?
OH THE PAIN!
Now, as an artist I must admit that I have a flair for the dramatic. THIS WAS NOT ONE OF THOSE TIMES! (refer back to piece #10)
Turns out I had a gall bladder attack, with a lovely little stone irritating my pancreas. Apparently pancreatitis is a big deal and that led to a week in the hospital –
WITHOUT EATING .
(Another blog, another time.)
I missed the last two art sessions. Just out of the hospital I visited the kids on their last day, walking cautiously in a sweatshirt and ultra-casual pj bottoms (sporting cows). And NO ONE expected the mosaic to be finished…whew – dodged that one!
All the kids signed the back of the board and it waited until I got it out again the next year… we continued to work on art curriculum…still not finishing it….Kids who worked on it signed the back.
Then GPCCA became a satellite school for a larger private school and reduced the student population to pre-k and elementary grades. The mosaic continued to wait…
Sadly, then came the announcement that due to declining enrollment the school would close its doors the end of May 2011.
SIGH… I brought it to my home where it still waits.
It holds memories of teachers, kids and parents from a small, exceptional window of time. Maybe it is fitting that there are more spaces to be filled…
What do you think?