Tag Archives: self-portrait

The eyes follow you no matter where you are

My mother’s favorite painting in the Toledo Museum of Art is of Mordecai Myers, painted by John Wesley Jarvis in 1814. She has always been fascinated by the man in this painting, always wondering who he was. She always pointed out … Continue reading

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Oceans of stories

While we were reading Haroun and the Sea of Stories, I asked my students to create a box of their own Ocean of Stories, a self-portrait box filled with stories that have helped them to become who they are. (In … Continue reading

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