I have begun a new semester as a teacher at GSU. I have 22 people in painting classes and 5 of them hope to graduate this semester. All of them are 2nd level or above in their plan of study. I am busy doing demos of techniques that might be included in their paintings to help them reach beyond their comfort zones while at the same time developing more refined technical skill. Seniors are busy completing the work for their senior exhibition and learning about how to pull together an exhibition and present their work in a gallery setting. Teaching is exhausting physically and creatively, but still energy must be found to be productive as an artist.