The Magic Pencil

When I look back on my 22 years of teaching elementary education, one of my favorite areas of the curriculum was creative writing.  I have always enjoyed writing children’s poetry and it was something that I could easily incorporate in my classroom daily.    Each year, I presented my students with “magic pencils” for our creative writing time.   As I struggled with what to write about today, I remembered my first and second graders and how they truly believed in their Magic Pencils…

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The Magic Pencil

Freddie Frank the firefly
floated through the evening sky,
looking for that special place-
his stardust left a sparkling trace.

Farther and farther Freddie flew,
until he flew no more,
landing on a special star,
right outside my door.

This moment was a brilliant one,
for my pencil came to life-
Freddie said his magic dust
would guide my words in flight.

Ever since that special day,
when Freddie came to me,
My pencil takes the words I say
and gently sets them free…

Dedicated to Clone #7 from https://thisismytruthnow.com/
Thanks for the inspiration!

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…

Roda

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My Journey Through Art

I love paint!  I have always loved paint!  Growing up, if Dad had a painting project, I was his girl.  By the end of the day, Dad’s task would always be finished with pride.  But, I was consistently left covered, from head to toe, in a rainbow of colors and probably wasted more paint than Dad would have liked.  To this day, I end up having as much paint on me as I do on the canvas.  Everything I do, I do with love and passion! Continue reading “My Journey Through Art”

Unlock and Unleash

When I think back on my childhood, some of my most vibrant memories are from the moments I would sit in my tiny bedroom, with grandma’s rickety card table, creating critters out of TicTac containers, cotton balls, and pipe cleaners. I would spend hours drawing, painting, and creating with things I would find from the kitchen junk drawer and especially from nature. I loved art, for there was never a wrong answer. Continue reading “Unlock and Unleash”