“Packing Up”

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“Surreal Moments”, North Las Vegas, NV ~Art/Spanish Room

It has been a rough couple of weeks. I have had the best of intentions of logging into my blog, however the emotional drain of packing up my student artists works of art really took me some time to get through. I had just finished setting up the ENTIRE school for the student art show the day that the schools were “closed”. I will never forget the day. The fun we all had the day before, finishing works of art, sorting and delivering works of art to the Elementary teachers, hanging and displaying works, cleaning tables and so on. At one point we had over 60 students crammed into this space all working together that day to help us reach our goal. That night as I shut off the lights I was in tears with pride in my heart. These kids really out did themselves.

As I arrived at work the next day, sadness in my heart knowing that the Art Show was cancelled, but with the hope of returning before the last day.

And here we are now. Packed up and ready for return the last week of school. My school has set a schedule for drop off of school supplies to picking up student items for our families.

Nothing will be the same. Schools are already discussing the changes that we are going to need to make to reopen in the Fall.

As I tell my students, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened”.

I am Very Blessed to have had this year with them. They have taught me so much.

Sending you wishes for an Inspiring, Blessed Day~

Love, De

Photo Credit: http://www.artworkbydiannmeynor.com

Enjoying a Little R&R

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“Spring Rocks!” Moapa, NV
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“Making Magic Moments” Moapa, NV
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“Captured Sun” Moapa, NV
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“Friend~ Gerry” Moapa, NV
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“Friend ~Danielle~ Hope” Moapa, NV
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“Friend~ Matthew” Moapa, NV
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“Friend~ Danielle~ Rose” Moapa, NV
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“Infinity” Moapa, NV
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“Friend~Nico” Moapa, NV

Adding to the “Rock Walk” this year , painted rocks by friends who visit the Magical Moapa Mesa She Shed Studio! Spending time relaxing in fresh air, social distancing, and rock painting is the Perfect way to spend the day!

 

Sending you Inspirations for a Fresh air,  R&R,  Creative Day!

Love, De

Photo Credit: http://www.artworkbydiannmeynor.com

Rock Artists~ Gerry Cusick,

Danielle Skerrit~Seskin and her sons Matthew and Nico

and of course~ Yours Truly ! 

Today:

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“As a New Day Dawns” Moapa, NV
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“First Iris” Moapa, NV
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“Wild Sunflowers” Moapa, NV
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“Lavender” Moapa, NV
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“Rosemary” Moapa, NV
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“Blooming Catcus” Moapa, NV
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“Up Close Yellow” Moapa, NV

Each day provides us with the opportunity start the day as we choose. I wake up each day excited to have my coffee and conversations with my students on our LIVE sessions. I place the computer outside, open the session with a different view each week, let them draw, chat or chill. Whatever they they choose to do. Going from in the classroom to being in this virtual world is such a game changer in education. I am excited that I can share my “space” with my students in a way that we never thought possible before. However actually being in the classroom with them and seeing their faces each day, their individual personalities, and “those moments”~ the good and the bad ~are true teacher treasures. This journey I have been on over the last several years in education is quite the story. I am so glad I started blogging. I’d never remember all of the details.

I have also invited my yearbook class to check out my Blog and photographs. I have tasked them with the challenge to take their own photos to add to our Google Classroom. My hopes is that they will be inspired by MANY of YOU!

Well time to go …..I am in a Family Feud game with a few of my colleagues. There are teams, competition and prizes. The first round starts tonight. I will let you know how it ends……

As for my art work…and in the studio…I am so ready…I can hear the materials calling me….soooooon…..

Have an “Up Close” Sunshine “En Plein Air” Inspirational Day!

Love, De

Photo Credit: http://www.artworkbydiannmeynor.com

Junior High Student Artists

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As promised, these are few of the photos I was able to take before they closed our school the day of the scheduled Art Show.

The Structure Sculptures were created by my 3~D Junior High Art Students. They concentrated on the artist and architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Each student had to draw/ create/ design their individual structure on paper. As a table team they had to design their “neighborhood”. As a class we placed all the “neighborhoods” together to create our 3~D “City”. The students were given a variety of materials to use during their construction phase. They even had to use color samples from the paint store to choose their roof and structure color. They were given a variety of sizes of canvass to create their “real estate”. Although this project took many classes to complete, the results brought tears to my eyes as the final touches were made, the display was set and SHOW ready. Sadly, with the COVID 19 pandemic our school had to close BEFORE anyone had a chance to walk our “city”.

Enjoy your tour! I’ll be sharing more photos soon of the rest of the Art Show that was through out the entire school. MANY, MANY hours of that Art Teacher “labor of love” for our students.

Sending you wishes for a Beautiful day in the neighborhood!

Love, De

Photo Credit: http://www.artworkbydianmeynor.com

Art Work Credit: Junior High Art students

in Mrs. Meynor’s 1st and 3rd period  3~D classes

 

 

On line teaching……

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“The View” Moapa, NV
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“My Sketch” She Shed Studio

My online classes started with an “En Plein Air” lesson for the first week. (I am a little behind on my blogs. We are about 4 weeks into the remote teaching from home). While LIVE streaming from my home, I thought it would be a GREAT opportunity to share my views and art with my middle school (7th & 8th grade) students. We have a scheduled time each day that we meet. They can tune in, sketch or paint, depending on the supplies they have available at their homes. Moving forward, facing the possibilities that we are in this for the rest of the school year, I may be assembling art kits for a few of my students so that they can continue at home with meaningful lessons.

I was teaching a 3 D class at the time we were excused for the “next few weeks”.  I will be sharing their Frank Lloyd Wright inspired structures that they had just completed. We were also set up and ready for the North Valley Art Show. I will share more about this lesson and Student Art Show in a future blogs.

Sending you wishes and inspirations for “En Plein Air ” !

Well Wishes for a Healthy Day!

Love, De

Photo Credit: http://www.artworkbydiannmeynor.com

Went to the Store…..

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“On the Way Home” Moapa.NV
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“The Mojave Desert” Moapa, NV
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“Off in the Distance” Moapa, NV
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“Electric” Moapa, NV
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“Sizzling Power” Moapa, NV
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“Ready for Bloom” Moapa., NV
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“Traveling the I15” Moapa, NV

During these times of being in social distancing, living in a remote location has its benefits of being able to enjoy the fresh air out doors, taking a break from the rush of everyday life, and taking the long back road way home.

Spring time in the desert is starting to bloom with all the rain we have had lately. The vast variety of greens, textures and soon to be yellows, oranges and purples are much anticipated.

Sending you wishes for finding a Fresh Air back road inspirational day!

Love, De

Photo Credit: http://www.artworkbydiannmeynor.com