Surprise and honor

It has been a looooong week and semester. In a few days I will say goodbye to the very first group of students I taught. I can’t believe that I have been teaching for three years already. It has been a great experience so far. I’ve had more good days than bad, and more students I truly enjoyed helping than those I just wanted to send on their way. I’ve helped get some people published and helped make a few connections between the community at large and MICA’s illustration department. It’s a fantastic job, and I work with a fantastic group of illustrators.

A few weeks ago, I received this:


What an honor and a surprise. We all work hard at MICA, and the greatest reward for us is watching our students grow into productive and capable artists. To know that students appreciate the hard work that we do is the best bonus we teachers can receive.

I am so grateful for this honor. Thank you students, & MICA family. Congratulations to the class of 2014!

Now for that massage . . .