Mavis Stevens visited our school this week. She is an extraordinary fiber artist from Buford, GA, and she is this year's GA YAM Honorary Artist. It was so wonderful to have her here at our school this week. "Miss Mavis", as we called her, visited with all 29 art classes, she told students about how she grew up as a little girl & realized how much she liked art, how good it made her feel, and how she wanted to always feel that way. She explained what fiber is, and how she narrowed down her technique & became focused on her particular medium. It is done with a special attachment to her sewing machine, and later on I will be posting a picture so that you can have a better idea about how she does her amazing art. Miss Mavis earns her living by creating and selling her art. Having her here this week has really inspired me, not only as an art teacher, but as an artist and mom. I am buying a lizard for my daughter Zoe's room that Miss Mavis created. I have even commissioned Miss Mavis to create a giraffe wearing Birkenstocks for Zoe's room also. Seeing Miss Mavis's artwork has gotten me so excited & inspired, that not only do i want to hang these pieces on the wall, but I am going to paint Zoe's walls with some crazy colors, with squiggle lines, and dots, and have a room "splashed with color"! I am so excited! I really enjoyed having Miss Mavis here at our school this week. She has inspired me to create different things. What did you enjoy about her visit? How has she inspired you?