Thursday, October 30, 2014
I recently heard somewhere that the most important day of your life is the day you're born and the day you figure out why you're here.
I started teaching art about 3 years ago and I had 3 students... 2 brothers who started here on the first day, just because their mom was driving by and saw us, and another from a relative who was trying to help me out and support me.
Every saturday morning, it was me and the 3 of them. We would sit here and talk about colors, drawing, etc. Sometimes, we'd even go to Baskin Robbins for a snack break. We had one Saturday morning class at 10AM and that was it...
Well, today, we have 60 plus students at Modest Fly Art. We have 5 plus teachers who love being here and sharing their art knowledge, and we open our doors four days a week... As I say this, I am relieved and so happy that, not only I, but we, my employees, who have become my friends, and, most importantly, my students... We have become family. We learn so much from each other, each and every hour spent here. With every conversation and lesson, we make each other better artists and better, more knowledgeable people for our future.
Modest Fly Art is here to pass on the knowledge of art, but, I have to say that I take so much more away from these kids than they take from me. Each and every student here is special in their own way and they make me humble and happy. One day, one of my students drew a map of Modest Fly, and he said to me, "Ms Iren, when you feel lost, you can just look at my map and find yourself."
Today, I realize that Modest Fly Art makes a difference in our world, in our future generation.. Today I realize that "today" is the most important day of my life.. Thank you so much for trusting us and for believing in us. (Smile :) )