Today has been a day of supply-gathering and a speaking engagement for me on Morocco. First thing today, I enjoyed seeing all my fantastic students at my former school during chapel. I happily shared a powerpoint presentation with many pictures of people and places in Morocco. I shared the beach and ocean, the school and the children, and I shared some of the local culture. I taught them the few phrases of Arabic I remember, and shared about my interesting and amazing experiences in Morocco. (Favorite Arabic phrase - "Ana Fanana" which means, "I am an artist.")
I wanted to have the whole school break for Moroccan mint tea afterward, but math and reading took precedence. I very much enjoyed seeing all my colleagues from a wonderful school that really values the arts. They are precious friends.
Next, I headed to Daniel Smith art supply store for my heavy weight watercolor paper. I found plenty of it, one of the few places to have 300 pound weight, and I found a good book to use with children and adults for watercolor projects. It's hard to leave a good art supply store without hauling most of what is in there away. Hmmm. No money is a great deterrent.
Now it is time to start drawing out my next Moroccan painting....photo to follow later today.