As the end of the year is engulfing Cascade somehow my artists are still completely engaged in their work. Each of them had to pick a message they wanted to convey and illustrate it in three mediums of their choice. Paint, glue, stickers, glitter, paper and pencils have been everywhere and I don't even mind cleaning it up everyday. I really have begun to understand the importance of art in these student's lives. It doesn't happen everyday or for everyone... but on most days you will find most of my students lost in their art. Today one of my students said to me "I love this class, it feels so peaceful."