By: Samantha Miller

Sarasota, Florida,

Artist Statement

Just like plants, we grow as a person depending on what we feed ourselves. If we continually live in the negativity of hate, jealousy, and resentment then we will fail to bloom as a person. By feeding ourselves positive attributes we can grow and help others as well. For this piece I was inspired by my own little home garden, and what it needed to be healthy. If we continue to build each other up, we can create a healthy and thriving community. For this digital piece I used Procreate with a mix of inking and watercolor brushes.

Lesson Plan Connection

Grade Level: Elementary
Standards: ELA.K-5.3.V.1.1, ELA.K-5.V.1.3

SEL Component: Building Relationships
Essential Question – How can we make others feel included and happy?

Lesson Plan  |  PowerPoint

Grade Level: Middle
Standards: VA.68.S.1, ELA.6.R.1.4, ELA.7.R.1.4, ELA.8.R.1.4
SEL Component: Self-Management
Essential Question – What is inclusion and how are gratefulness and perseverance essential to self-management?
Lesson Plan  |  PowerPoint

Meet the Artist