School supplies for Mom

The grace to be a beginner is always the best prayer for an artist. The beginner’s humility and openness lead to exploration. Exploration leads to accomplishment. All of it begins at the beginning, with the first small and scary step.” — Julia Cameron

Remember the late-summer thrill of buying notebooks, Magic Markers, and bright yellow Ticonderoga pencils for a new year of grade school? And who could forget the incomparable scent of a fresh box of Crayolas? For me, the ritual of buying school supplies softened the hard reality of summer’s end.

Even if your kids have flown from the nest, the beginning of the new school year still inspires personal growth and renewal.

Is there a dormant passion you’d like to rekindle? A hobby waiting for you to explore? My new column on Royal Oak Patch details the first season my son left home for college, and how I started a new “term” in the school of lifelong learning. Included with the essay are several photos of my art projects.  Please click here to read it. — Cindy La Ferle

4 thoughts on “School supplies for Mom

  1. Hi CIndy, I don’t have a new hobby in mind but back to school time means the temps cool enough to start sewing and quilting again. I’m looking forward to it. Godson heads back to school Sept. 7th.

    xo jj

  2. One of the things I love about my job is that I get to be smack dab in the midddle of all the back to school hub bub. I still think one of the best scents in the world is a new box of crayons 🙂
    As for an empty nest, we’re still working on that one!

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