Trees of Transition

Planting seeds of hope throughout our world through sharing photography and thoughts on teaching, cooking, and life transitions.


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John Hancock Building Lobby Spectacular!

Last night my husband and I enjoyed dinner at the John Hancock building and as we were leaving, we walked past this very sparkly display! It has water underneath it that looks like polished marble, and reflection is like glass. Looking into the center of this display reminded me of outer space.

Enjoy this cool display with me, and have a wonderful start to your week!

-Mary Hope

Copyright 2017

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Painting Beside My Students 


Teaching students who want to learn from you and are painting with you is invigorating. Today I started my arts and crafts club at school. A few months ago, when I was showing students how I wanted them to do a demonstration speech, I showed my students how to crochet. Several students were very interested in learning; those are the students who showed up to my arts and crafts class! 
This week we started out with watercolor painting. I taught them how my mom taught me: just start painting and figure it out. I gave them a few tips such as more water for lighter colors and less water for darker colors, but I just let them explore and do what they wanted. We had four unique and cheerful paintings done at the end of the hour! I was able to also paint some Easter pictures to decorate our classroom.
Sitting next to the students painting is a great way to connect with them. I have three 6th graders, one 7th grader, and one 8th grader. I am so happy to just to talk with them about what they enjoy, what kind of art they are interested it, and a little bit about their family. I left work today feeling happy and satisfied. Art brings people together.
-Mary Hope
Copyright 2017


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Greeting Card Fun

I’ve been having fun creating cards this week! I’m learning to just do what I love even if for a few minutes. See more at My Etsy Card Shop–Trees of Transition Art.

Have a happy Friday, Friends!

-Mary Hope

Copyright 2017


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Hope’s Light 


Have hope! This light coming through the bloom just relaxes me. My Mom’s new temporary place has amazing flowers that she helps her landlady with, and we got to see in the setting sun last night on a quick stop through Rockford. It is wonderful to be married and at home! More stories to come of the wedding. 🙂
-Mary Hope Schuh 🙂

Copyright 2016 by Mary H. Schuh