If you’ve read much of my blog before, you know that I love Ireland, and it’s my dream to go there someday. Today, I’d like to tell you a story about a special friend of mine, and how her presence in my life has quadrupled my desire to go to Ireland, and also just made my life richer and more full.
Two years ago, the school where I teach was hiring an art teacher. Since I’m the music teacher, and music and art sort of go hand in hand, I was pretty interested to find out who the new art teacher would be. Imagine my surprise when my principal said, “The new art teacher actually did her student teaching in Ireland.” Turns out, she’s studied abroad as part of her undergraduate program.
It also turns out, she’s a SUPER talented and all around great person, who has become one of my closest and dearest friends. She’s told me interesting little things about Ireland that I never would’ve known otherwise. She’s shared tons of pictures with me. She lent me “The Feckin’ Book of Everything Irish”. She’s cooked Shepherd’s Pie and Blueberry Scones for me. Both were recipes she acquired in Ireland, and she shared them with me! She sees the tremendous value of creativity and puts it into practice in her life in powerful ways. So today, I’d like to introduce you to Cayce Davenport, and her husband Todd, and to the artwork they create together, in a partnership they call “The Spunky Sparrow”.