"I don't want to 'be' an artist. It's Middlests' thing."
It is her sisters thing. But I tell her, "Sometimes it's not a question of trying or becoming or even loving it more than anything else." Sometimes it's a case of :
|You can have fun with it if you want to.|
|You can even combine it with what you really love.|
It doesn't have to be your life's work...BUT
"The simple fact is, You ARE Failing Art!"
How, you may ask, do you Fail Art?!
It goes something like this:
"I can't just do something every day because I'm supposed to. I don't know how the 'elements and principles played a part in the creation of my piece'. I can't analyze the deep meaning of my work. It's a picture. I did it. That's all."
I tell her: "Everything doesn't have to be a masterpiece. Just make an effort and write what you think they want to hear about it. It doesn't have to be perfect."
"Yes it does."
My normal response to Very Bad grades is:
Then you ARE Grounded.
What do you think, Moms and former High School students?
Should you ground or punish for failed electives? It may not be related to their goals in life but it all goes into the GPA.
If it doesn't change by report card time is she grounded?
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