I painted this for my sister’s birthday.
I was at a party at a friend’s house when the topic of education came up among six of us while on the lanai. I listened to to conversation and after awhile it turned to tenure. As the only educator in the group I listened as the misinformation about tenure being job security for life was mentioned. I responded that tenure is really the granting of a continuing contract and that it does not guarantee job security for life, but does give the holder the right of due process. I also informed the group that tenure is not granted for everyone and that where I taught (Ohio) a teacher must have taught for three years in a district and hold a Master’s Degree before being eligible.
One of the group kept asked how “bad” teachers are gotten rid of. I responded that having tenure does not exempt a teacher from following the rules set forth in a district’s teacher handbook, or from being evaluated by the administration. I further explained that most administrators will work with tenured teachers who need help; after all, the district has made an investment in these people and hopes to reap the benefit of their expertise. I also mentioned that due process requires certain steps to be followed by the administration before a tenured teacher is terminated and that, in my experience, often there was incomplete paperwork or poor documentation as a primary reason why a tenured teacher is not dismissed.
I concluded by telling the group that teachers and tenure had become politicized by those who wish to end public education and replace it with for profit private schools, and that they should be very leery about what they hear in the media about the subject.
This is elvish-elvis' fault for making the Han Yolo comment in a previous post. SORRY NOT SORRY ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ
These, for me, are the two most depressing paintings in western history. They were painted by post-impressionist Henry de Toulouse-Lautrec, a man who, due to inbreeding, was born with a genetic disorder that prevented his legs from growing after they were broken. After being so thoroughly mocked for is appearance, he became an alcoholic, which is what eventually caused his institutionalization and death. His only known romantic relations were with prostitutes.
And then he paints something like this which is so beautiful and tender and sentimental. It seems like the couple in bed really loves each other—cares about each other. Wakes up happy to look at each other. And I see that love and passion and I wonder how lonely he must have been. I wonder how he could paint something like this without it breaking his heart.
Maybe they say artists should create what they know, not because its unbelievable when they extend themselves beyond their experiences, but because when they pull it off with such elegance, it’s so damn unbearable to look at. I hate thinking of Lautrec, wondering about the lovers he created and knowing it was beyond his experience. Creating something that he knows is beautiful and knows he’ll never really understand.
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I Have No Plot But I Know Which Groceries These Characters Would Buy: A Tale of Misplaced Priorities
My eternal problem.
This is why i think Avatar should be R rated
Rakotzbrücke in Kromlau, Saxony, Germany
I’ve been holding onto this commission for nearly 6 months now it’s time to just post it.
you know whatd be a fun exercise
get a writer and an artist together. artist does a sketch, writer writes a handful of paragraphs. they give them to each other.
writer has to write a handful of paragraphs on the scene depicted in the sketch, and it cant be just like, describing it. artist has to draw a new sketch from the writing.
it’d be a neat lil’ flex-the-muscles sort of thing.
Comic for next week. I’m gonna post it here really early because I really like it
you know what would be cool? a positive bloodbender character. like that person could be a healthcare worker in a hospital or something. would invent and perform blood transplantation and identify the different blood types. wouldnt that be cool