Thank you so much for your remarks! So glad you enjoyed this post. I don't understand how I overlooked this for 3 days, but I did. Sorry.
I blame it on la padrona di casa who near sold out at the bazaar, made a ton of money, and grew at least 10 cm, I swear. All the while, I'm busy trying to remove these sales from her web store, with a slow Internet on what is essentially American soil.
Even I sold two paintings (more Schmincke for me this week, ha!) and I guess I'm a "real artist" now. So funny, yesterday, I didn't know how to spell "painter", and today I am one ;-)
Anyway, in your photos, I have seen the eyes of YOUR students, and how you managed to get them thinking about their art. I wish YOU had been my art teacher back in the day; I wouldn't have missed out for so long.