I spend most of my time refining and creating new art projects for my amazing students at Cedar Creek Elementary in Lee's Summit, Missouri. I work hard at getting all of their artwork posted onto Artsonia, an online art gallery, which my parents and family members love! But this new year, I am changing directions. I plan on teaching my students to upload their own artwork on Artsonia, freeing up time for me to start an art blog! My hope is that I can inspire and reach other art teachers as well!
There is one other area I wish to improve upon. I have not spent much time on my own art, but this year I have vowed to make art dates with myself! After another reconstruction surgery in July 2014, (I am a two time breast cancer survivor), I began creating on small pieces of watercolor paper and joined the Kansas City based group Art Abandonment, where artists leave small gifts of art to unsuspecting strangers. It has been a wonderful experience, much like the feeling kids get when they give me one of their precious drawings. Here are a couple I created and left for an unsuspecting strangers.
Please note I am signing all of my artwork Limbach (my maiden name). I will still go by Linda Welling as a teacher, as this has been my professional name for over 25 years, and most people know me by this name. Please be patient with me as I learn how to blog and begin documenting my students experiences. I hope 2015 will be a fun and exciting year for us all!