North Elementary Education
Foundation in Georgia
Ms. Schindler’s kindergarten class chose to do an art piece on the topic of
friendship, based upon a book called "Panda and Polar Bear" by Matthew J. Baek.
In addition, Miss Schindler and the ARP parent utilized the kindergarten
curriculum to teach the children how to write a story in three basic sections;
beginning, middle and end. The artwork is a triptych (three panels)
representation of these three sections of the story. In the
beginning, there were two bears who had never met. In the
middle, Panda and Polar Bear met each other. In the
end, the bears became best friends despite of their differences. We read
the book several times together so as to reinforce the topic ofhow to write a
short story and the concept of friendship. The childrenrecreated the polar bear
and panda bear characters with felt, glued on the eyesand noses, helped wrap the
wooden boards with material and used a saw to cutthe bamboo. Everyone
had a lot of fun working together!
My mom told me that I started drawing before 1 (believe it or not). Ever since then, I wanted to be an Artist. Choosing my major was easy at first, but I struggled to find a concentration. Illustration seemed a better choice than the rest because I thought there was a lesser chance of starving to death.
Consequently I’m a freelance illustrator and a Senior Graphic Designer and a published author of two books - BE GENTLE WITH THE DOG, DEAR! and PANDA AND POLAR BEAR. Despite all that I do, I don’t consider myself an over- or under-achiever; I guess that puts me in the middle of being just an achiever.
In all that I do, I make prayers and meditations in the Bible a priority. Without reliance on God, I know that I would not be where I am today. I strive to be a good person and I want my arts and writings to reflect what I want to be.