Feb 22, 2013
Feb 14, 2013
link I showed them. They were inspired! Happy Valentines day!
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Feb 13, 2013
Its true!!! Jennyjen has gotten another amazing happening in the second month of 2013! I got a beautiful space in the Mill Center! Suite 219! On the corner of the third floor with southern exposure! My new bud Kim of alittleparty was looking for a studio mate and I happened to see the google group post and acted! I am so excited! tons of space! Hopefully there will be a nice little open house in March.
Now enjoy the photos!
Jan 19, 2013
I did it again!!! Yes, I have, like the million of others out there, I have neglected my blog! The place where I divulged all of my stories and secrets and update people I know, and don't know, all about me! yeah, yeah, yeah...I could promise to do better, but I'm sure you all are of tired of hearing that one! But, better news, I also completed my third sketchbook for the sketchbook project. This time, I had a plan, as oppose to a given title. I went back to MICA for its open studio session this past fall so that I could draw the model every Tuesday night from 7-10. Missing only two nights, thanks to too much school ( my real job) and the holiday craft season ( my second job). Then I took all of the studies and drawings I did and then I crafted them into a variety of places, spaces and landscapes that I was feeling at the time. SO here are my favorites:
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Sep 1, 2012
Aug 20, 2012
Today was it, August 20,2012. First day back at school for us teachers on my 25th. year of teaching. It was a pretty typical day back with the morning meeting that challenged your attention span. The introduction of new baby teachers and new protocol. I had a bit of a calm all day. Maybe because of my dream I shouldn't mentioned that I had last night of showing up to our faculty meeting unprepared and drunk to the wind! Nor the excuse of leaving the meeting to sit in the bathroom for 2 hours to find items to clog up the toilet that lead to a disgusting run over of all kinds of shite!This still is the dream. This stress dream before school started is much different than the others that I have had previously of waking up, realizing school started two hours earlier than it was, or the given a floor in a parking garage to teach a class of 100! , or the one about not being able to find my car while running late to school dream. No this one was different. Because I really didn't give a crap in this dream! Course I know I was really influenced by the fact that I watch Withnail & I last night. Had to be the drunken theme of this dream! Or maybe cause at year 25 you get to start to relax a bit about your job. You know what you are doing and you know you won't settle for lame teaching in yourself or in your department. Oh well, it is what it is...Stay Calm and Carry on...the mantra for the year! And to end this lovely passage I will conclude with some of my favorite pictures of my summer vacation trip to the beach, spent with my lovely Mr. Kidner and my family! Good times had by all.
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Aug 19, 2012
For the past two Saturday nights, my Ashley and I have been going out to the woods, to the gunpowder river and find peace. We arrive with our picnic dinner or evening snacks, fishing rod (for Ashley), paintbrushes and a new field watercolor set and pads for me. We get there around 6ish in the evening and we stay till it gets dark. We find a good rock that sits out on the water and commence with our favorite activities that may even just be, doing nothing! I think about my Dad and how he took us fishing as kids, camping and canoeing. We spent our favorite memories over the river and through the woods. We are armed with our mosquito repellent and headlamps.
Aug 17, 2012
It’s been a busy summer in the Sweatshop! We started our summer out with AVAM’s Sideshow Flea Market, Pile of Craft at the end of June and then Artscape in July. I had a number of wholesale orders and a new project that I will write about later on. I didn’t teach or write curriculum. That’s right, the first summer in 24 years that I did not work a summer job of some kind! Well, I guess that’s not true…this is the first summer that I worked for myself! And my boss wasn’t too awful to deal with! SO I did have some creative moments and started to do more drawing with my sewing machine. I started to draw bird portraits with my sewing machine. No programming involved! Just me freehand sewing on my machine! I really love these and they help me feel like I’m honing my artistic and observation skills! These are all for sale and in my shop!