Monday, August 20, 2007

What a loooong day!

Getting ready for the new school year is so stressful. We teachers spend weeks (literally) getting things ready for the beginning of the year. I spent the day today getting all the texts and workbooks numbered and at each students desk (I have 34 fifth graders!) And it was so hot in my classroom. You got it; no air conditioning. When will schools catch up to the 21st century?

I had a little time this evening to myself. I made this 3x3 for Barb. Believe it or not, the background is made from the paper towel that my former kindergartners used to dry a water color marker project on. I brought the paper towel home because it was so cool looking. Barb's theme for her 3x3s was "The Artist in You (and me)" and she wanted it done in bright colors. Hope this is bright enough!

This 3x3 is for Christy. She wanted all shades of white and then whitewashed with gesso. It looks really neat in person.

Tomorrow is my last day to work in my classroom to get it ready for the kids. I hope I can get everything done!!!!!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Oh, baby! Some down time!!!!!

What a wonderful feeling! Through the daze of jet lag and the stress of setting up my classroom, I managed to find time for...ART!!! How exciting is that? But of course, what do I make? Those darling little 3 x 3s. I so highly recommend the size. It truly is so much fun to make these!

This one is for Bonnie...

This one is for Donna...

and this one is for Kelly. I had that Helen Reddy song in my head the whole time I was making this!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


And this is how I feel right now! I'm so incredibly tired. Got back from Vermont at 1:30am this morning and woke up at 6:30!!! Oh man; jet lag is awful! I have to get back into my art real soon...or else I'm going to turn into a pumpkin!!!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Sitting in So. Glens Falls, NY

And I keep thinking how it's been DAYS since I was home going art. It's amazing how ADDICTING creating and blogging is. I'm worried that if I don't blog, I'll fall off the face of the earth, although that really wouldn't happen, right?

I'll be going back to California on Tues., Aug. 14th and I can't wait! I'll write soon!!!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Having Direction

I belong to a word Circle Journal with women who scrapbook mostly. They wanted to have the experience of an altered art/mixed media RR so I agreed to do it with them. They are very lovely women and their work is wonderful!

Everyone in the CJ had to pick a word for a theme that everyone needed to focus on. Noelia's word is direction. Here is the spread I made for her.