Sunday, August 1, 2010

Preschool artwork

On Saturday, Steve delivered this piece of artwork. He and his family had just visited Mary Tooley, our preschool art teacher. She gave him a masterpiece he had done and this one of mine to take back.

I’m blown away that she kept our work for over three decades. She told him that she doesn’t save tons of things but she remembered how much we loved art.

Of my circa 1974 bowl-haircut-and-bellbottoms number, Mrs. Tooley said, “I loved it! It is impossible to look at that picture and not be happy.”

What makes me happy is that it’s a wonderful connection to Children’s Workshop and to the past in general. Steve was one of my first friends. And Mrs. Tooley was the first teacher I admired. With her bright red hair, she was so fun and chic (not that I knew what "chic" meant yet).

So thanks for bringing back more good Tosa memories!


The Suitcase Lady said...

Naomi! Thank you for the lovely post. How lucky we are to have art in our lives. Art truly is "the most peoplish thing we do".

Naomi said...

You're welcome. I love "peoplish!"

Snippety Gibbet said...

Can you imagine such a thing? What a wonderful thing to have happen to you.

Naomi said...

It was wonderful. It sounds like your students are lucky to have you as their teacher, too!