Wednesday, April 21, 2010

when life gives you blueberries

blueberry pie in a mailbox
It's not everyday you find a blueberry pie in your mailbox, but then again, it's not everyday your path crosses with someone as sweet as Stoel Burrowes. Stoel is both my teaching colleague, and friend. In fact, I think everyone that knows Stoel would call him a friend--he's that kind of person. A master woodworker, Stoel teaches many of the beginning design courses at UNCG. The same love and devotion he puts into crafting one-of-a-kind tables and chairs, he puts into expanding and developing young minds. Sincere, witty, kind and thoughtful: Stoel represents the student-centered teacher at its best. I feel privileged for the time I've spent teaching with and learning from Stoel.

10 comments:

rachel awes said...

what delicious & thoughtfulberry mail! & love your illustration, as blissfully usual! x

Erica Vojnich said...

Wow, it looks so yummy! Love your drawings!

edgar cabrera said...

this post almost made me cry. ;( I love Stoel too. Nice sketch!!!...by the way the left over pie was really good!

Chey Shelton said...

Awww, yay Stoel! He's the best! And so are you!

Diahn said...

What a lovely surprise, and what a lovely drawing to remember it by (because it surely couldn't have lasted long! )

ronel said...

awesome drawing its really look yummy..:)

Last blog's Prince ronel and iamronel

aimee said...

a delightfully sweet gesture if you ask me! and it's not every day you see someone whip out a sketch of a blueberry pie as casually as you do! gorgeous!

Diehl Art said...

What a great subject for a drawing. Wonderful!

Kristina Ragan said...

What a true statement about Stoel! Yesterday I picked up a sketchbook intended for drawings in my future missions trip to Fiji. You know who's blog I needed to get fueled and inspired? The one and only, Suzanne Cabrera! Thanks for your simple yet detailed drawings that always make me smile!

suzanne cabrera said...

Kristina---

Seems you've got lots of great trips in store. I look forward to learning more about them! And thank you for such kind words!!!!