Happy Birthday to Santa Cruz and Me!

September 24 is a very important date here in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. It is my city’s birthday, the first day of Spring and Friendship day all rolled into one. My birthday is also on September 30!

To celebrate this fabulous month, if you purchase two of my lesson plan e-books any day over the next three days (starting tomorrow Sept. 27-29) I will send you a free e-book of your choice or better still, send it to one of your friends.

To participate, this is what you need to do:

1. Purchase 2 e-books from the link here.

2. Email me at ale.sartroom@gmail.com to let me know which e-book you want as your freebie or your friend’s email address with the e-book you would like me to send him or her. Choose an e-book from the link above. In the Subject area of your email message please type: Friendship Day Freebie.

*** If you prefer, you can message me instead when you check out in the ‘message to seller’ area via Paypal or Google Checkout.


If you tweet about this, follow me on Twitter (@Ms_Alejandra), share this post on your blog or Like Art Lessons for Kids Facebook page –let me know about it by leaving a comment here on this post.

I will randomly choose one person to receive another e-book and announce the winner on Sept. 30 – the most special day of all 🙂

I love birthdays and celebrations, don’t you?

I hope you have an amazing week of teaching moments, you lovely talented people!

Happy New School Year!

Good Luck!

I just wanted to wish everyone here a wonderful new school year filled with success and memorable teaching moments. You are all AMAZING  and special because teaching art to children of all ages is one of the most satisfying jobs I can think of. Do you agree?

Dad cutting up sugar cane-yum!

Some news for you…I won’t be teaching this year because I decided to take a much wanted sabbatical year off and return to Bolivia. I left home in 1999  and although I have been here for short holidays, I really wanted my son to experience having a grandfather and to learn about his own cultural heritage. As  for dad, well he has no clue what it’s like to be a full time grandfather other than the short moments he gets during holidays. By the time he has finally made a connection with any of the kids, the holidays are over.

This major decision of mine to just stop and chill was tough and way out of character for me but I am so happy and grateful this opportunity came about and that I finally embraced it rather than put it off like I did for the last 11 years. At times I just panic and think to myself if this is right, what am I going to do for an income, bla bla bla and you know what? It is ALL GOOD- I truly believe and feel this!

Starting October though I will be on the hunt again looking for another international teaching adventure somewhere in the world because I know that’s where I like to be. This doesn’t mean you won’t see art projects and lessons here at Art Lessons for Kids. I am here for YOU this whole year! Please drop me a line anytime if you need any ideas, have any questions or just want to say hi. I sincerely mean this 🙂

New e-books will be in the works, maybe some online workshops and lots and lots of  ideas for you to use in your classrooms. Did you know Art Lessons for Kids has a Facebook page and you can follow my adventures on Twitter (@Ms_Alejandra)? Click on over!

Here’s to your continued success today and every day. As I always say to my students..” There are no mistakes in art. Just treat them as opportunities to create something much more exciting and better than you ever dreamed of!”–applies to life, don’t you think?

Art lesson ebook bundle