The Semmes Library is in my neighborhood. It is located across a dry creek bed from Comanche Lookout Park. Comanche Lookout is the fourth highest point in Bexar County. It is right across the street from Fox Run, the school in which I taught since the 1990’s.
When I first moved into the area, the park had not yet been established. My husband would take our sons hiking up the unpaved trails.
Once the park was established, I would take my students to the park for on-site science lessons and nature scavenger hunts. We would also walk to the Semmes library for presentations and to sign up for summer reading.
Today, I walked the park and visited the Semmes Library. I could hear and see the children having recess. I came home with some good reading.
The first book I chose to read was Art Quilt Workbook by Jane Davila and Elin Waterston. I like the way each chapter is set up with exercises, references, reflective queries, artist quotes, and homework
My favorite quote is in Chapter 5, Innovative Piecing.
“Artists who seek perfection in everything achieve it in nothing.”