I got a little carried away when submitting bids - I think because I was imagining myself as a wealthy philanthropist/art collector/pillar of the community. I ended up walking away with two new pieces of art - a bird of paradise painting done by the school art teacher and a pirate ship by a student.
But I quickly remembered that my walls are pretty full and I couldn't think of where this art would actually fit in my apartment - especially because it is sort of weird to have art created by a child you do not know? - until I remembered the top of my fabulous new desk hutch. So I've now got an inspiration
Most of all, it seems so appropriate to have student artwork hanging above my creative space. It reminds me to, like a kid, keep making stuff for the fun of it (or because it is a school assignment), regardless of how good it is. It also recalls the inspiration behind Crystal Moody's year of creative habits - she saw her daughter getting better and better at drawing as her pages stacked up. And the teacher's artwork is an inspiring reminder to make time for art and creativity and exploration in addition to putting your best foot forward at your day job.