A gift

Over the weekend, I went to Artist Mentor training at
New Urban Arts, the after school open art studio where I teach sewing. We've had a break for the summer, and it felt so good to be back in that space with other creative minds, so ready to teach and to learn. I'm so excited to start my second year of mentoring!

At the training, Emmy, one of the fabulous "Mentor Fellows" gifted us with this beautiful print:

Here is the quote:
"As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us is, that each of us has something that no one else has - or ever will have - something inside of us that is unique to all time. It's our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression." - Mr. Rogers
So beautiful. It's now on the wall in my studio. I love the thought that my mission in life could be to help others realize themselves - and that's one of my favorite parts about the community at New Urban Arts, how everyone there is helping each other do that. I feel so lucky to be a part of a creative community like that.

Do you have a favorite quote about self expression or teaching others?


  1. that is lovely!! I dont really have a quote like that about teaching or self expression... i dont know why.. really. Ive always been a big believer in knowledge being the key to success, power and a better life.. even from when i was no age at all ive always been very determined to get a good education and have a good life. I saw how hard my dad worked to support us and he kind of worked from the bottom up instead of getting a university degree - it was a crazy time in northern ireland in the 70s! so i always wanted to learn. i still love learning.

  2. "In the desert of the heart
    Let the healing fountain start"
    -W. H. Auden

    That's how I feel when I make art (and experience art in other ways).


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