Amelia Furman

Mixed Media Artist

"Telling Stories with
Paper and Paint. "

Schools Need Art

Schools need art. They need to create art and they need to see art. After several years of observing children, often my own, I state this opinion with conviction and passion. I usually steer clear of any topics that could potentially get me in hot water, but as a mother, artist, and wanna-be educator, I feel like I need to talk about this from the perspective of someone who really needed art during her school years and as someone who sees art being disregarded as an “accessory” for her children in the near future as they journey through the education system. This became so clear to me during the Cherry Creek Arts festival in July. I knew that was a big supporter of art educ

Pitfalls of the Extrovert

“People Person,” “Talker,” “Life of the Party,” “Socialite,” “Friendly,” “Outgoing.” The Extrovert. If you know me, I land in this category with a weighty thud. I get energy from people. I enjoy meeting people and getting to know them. I could talk and talk with folks for hours. This isn’t a surprise if you have spend any time with me. I thrill at helping people, communing with them, teaching them, and getting the honor of leading them. I’m a tried and true extrovert. With extroversion comes many benefits and positive qualities: Warmth, kindness, empathy, social courage, communicative strength, and action-oriented. Our culture loves extroverts and praises them for all their positive q

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