Meet the Artisitter-Sara S.

Name: Sara S.

Hometown:
Cooper City, FL

How long have you lived in NYC/CHI/DC?
9 months

What is your favorite children’s book?
The Giving Tree

What is your artistic focus?
Graphic illustration and design

What is your go to activity/craft?
Play dough is my go to activity, or coloring. Sometimes if there’s a favorite movie/show/book that the kids want to watch or read we’ll look at it while making the characters out of Play dough or drawing pictures of them.

What is your favorite food to serve the kids?
I like making PB&J sandwiches together or pancakes with fun stuff in them like blueberries or chocolate chips.

What is your fondest childhood memory?
Going on family trips to Poland to my uncle’s house in the country and exploring the land with my little sister and picking fruit off trees and playing with cats in the grass

When did you know that you wanted to be an artist?
For a long time I had no idea what I wanted to be at all, but I always enjoyed making things with my hands and playing with color and shapes and started seeing that as a sign of what I wanted to do with my life when I was finishing highschool.

If your dreams were to come true today, what would that look like?
I have a large studio space where I am free to experiment with any kind of material I want while also having time to design and publish some kind of magazine or monthly publication of drawings and stories. And people pay me for my Play dough creations. I would also love to write and illustrate a children’s book someday.

Daycare Diaries: Need a hero?

One of our little boys was recently playing dress-up and he put together an outfit of a bright yellow reflective safety vest, an orange tutu, and a plaid hat with a flower sticking out.  When Miss Dawn asked him who he was being he proudly announced, “Superman Princess.”  What a great idea!  Imagination without limitation.  Don’t you miss being a kid?

Stress: A Child’s Perspective

One of our artisitter® caregivers was recently faced with a child in distress, but never one to accept defeat, she came up with a creative solution.  The evening started out as a celebration when he lost his first tooth.  He couldn’t wait to leave it under his pillow for this Tooth Fairy he’d been hearing about.  But alas, tragedy struck; the tooth disappeared!  The little guy was now obviously distraught.  So our artisitter® caregiver came up with a clever artistic solution and proposed a Tooth Fairy Reminder Card to put under his pillow in place of the missing tooth. One side was titled, “Tooth Fairy Reminder” and they wrote his name and date, and the other side he decorated with a silly face.  He was so relieved and could now go to bed confident that the Tooth Fairy wouldn’t forget him!

Stress: A Child's Perspective

One of our artisitter® caregivers was recently faced with a child in distress, but never one to accept defeat, she came up with a creative solution.  The evening started out as a celebration when he lost his first tooth.  He couldn’t wait to leave it under his pillow for this Tooth Fairy he’d been hearing about.  But alas, tragedy struck; the tooth disappeared!  The little guy was now obviously distraught.  So our artisitter® caregiver came up with a clever artistic solution and proposed a Tooth Fairy Reminder Card to put under his pillow in place of the missing tooth. One side was titled, “Tooth Fairy Reminder” and they wrote his name and date, and the other side he decorated with a silly face.  He was so relieved and could now go to bed confident that the Tooth Fairy wouldn’t forget him!

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