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Linda Feltner <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 25 Mar 2020 07:52:03 -0700
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Hi Elizabeth, I hope you and your family are well.

I've just had a conversation with a colleague (name withheld on 
purpose)  who says their Chair suggested that since they are going to 
on-line classes, the Chair now feels the educator can cope with doubling 
the size of the class--for the same pay.....
This sort of conversation is going on now. One may have a boss who is 
just a jerk, or working for a business that sees economical pressure in 

Elizabeth, you bring an excellent suggestion of comparing notes when we 
are back to "normal".  That might take a long while.  I think your idea 
could be helpful to those who may be struggling with how to cope with 
these challenges now.  Putting our heads together may provide helpful 
suggestions that may reduce stress levels for our educators, as well 
illustrators in general.  We could do that with this ListServ.

I had a quote on a post-it for many years. "When emotions rise, 
intelligence falls."   We have difficulty in thinking straight when we 
are highly stressed.  Putting our heads together could help.

Take care,
Linda M. Feltner Artist LLC
P.O. Box 325, Hereford, AZ 85615
On 3/25/20 7:17 AM, Elizabeth Morales wrote:
> Like many of my GNSI colleagues, I have been working from my home 
> studio for many years. So my interaction with clients and most GNSI 
> friends has been largely online. But you know, this feels very very 
> different — this feeling of extreme inconvenience with a bass note of 
> fear and terror.
> Good luck to all dealing with this new world of digital instruction. 
> Everyone I know who teaches is trying to get up to speed on Zoom to 
> produce serviceable online classrooms. (One friend who is a dance 
> instructor is producing videos in her living room. I’ve been 
> beta-testing them for her!)
> Perhaps, when we are back to normal (unappreciated until now?) we can 
> have a panel discussion at our next annual meeting about how we all 
> coped with these challenges, what creative work-arounds we created to 
> keep our work moving along.
> Best to all,
> Elizabeth

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