Friday, August 28, 2009

The "Monet of Glass"

Almost a year ago, I posted this article and pictures about the work of my long-time friend Lisa Mote. Verge magazine is a publication originating in Augusta, Georgia. The cover of the August edition features Lisa's work. Her bio and a picture are included in the magazine.



The article states that she could be the "Monet of glass." I do not disagree. Among Lisa's accomplishments was being featured on HGTV in 2007.

How does a post about stained glass fit in a blog devoted to organization and time management? Three points come to mind:
  1. Lisa graduated from college in three years with a double major. Her work ethic was extremely strong since the time she was a teenager. It's that sort of work ethic we need now more than ever in our schools and in the work place.
  2. Over the last year or so, Lisa and I have exchanged e-mails about the vision for our respective futures. The focusing of vision that she talked about would cause most corporate executives to sit up and take notice.
  3. As we move through our busy lives, we cannot afford to ignore the beauty around us. It adds to the meaning and enjoyment of life.
You can see more of Lisa's work at www.LisaMote.com.

I have written often about the importance of the arts in our schools. If we are going to thrive in a global society, we are going to have to do more than produce students who can bubble correct answers on multiple-choice tests. Is there anyone out there that wants to comment on how their own experiences in the arts in school helped them in their adult life?

I study war and politics in order that my children may study science and mathematics, in order that their children may study art and music.

- John Adams, in a letter to his wife Abigail.



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