You Have won a pair of Halloween ATCs if your name is Scary Cheri, or Trisha too, or Eileen the paperqueen ! Please e-mail me your snail mail addresses so I can pop these babies in the mail for you! Do you think I'll scare all the little kids when I answer the door like this?
for the ATC give-away drawing. I thought I'd take a trip down Memory Lane and post this pic of a 15 year old me dressed as Paul Stanley of KISS ! Two of my neighbors and my little sister, Melissa, rounded out the group costume! Can you tell we are in sunny Southern California? When my kids were little I loved making their costumes every year. My youngest has only wanted store bought costumes after the mummy that came unwrapped incident! Now he's too old to Trick-or-Treat and he'll hand out candy with mom. I think I'll find and appropriate tune to add to my playlist now. Happy Halloween everybody, I hope you get your favorite candy tonight!
My East Coast buddy, Megan, has tagged me to post 7 random facts about myself and then tag 7 other bloggers. Ok, here goes! I will post my facts and then check the blogs of who I intend to tag to make sure they haven't been tagged already!
1. A few years ago I was diagnosed with BOTH A.D.D. and A.D.H.D.
who knew? hehehehe
2. I don't mind getting messy with
art stuff, I never wear an apron or gloves.
3. I bite my nails to little nubs !
I had acrylic nails for awhile, but when I had to choose pretty nails or regular art supplies... I'm living with the shame. 4. My maternal grandmother was married 10 times and my mom has been married 5 times. I am still on # 1 and next month it will be 24 years! 6. I love to dance at concerts and parties ! 7. My favorite band is Simply Red and I'm going to see them in concert in March, I better go practice my moves!
art journal. The clown images are from Gaby's blog. She has tons of cool free images! I have a week of teaching, conferences and cleaning my classroom and then...I'm off-track for a month! I am planning to get a lot of art time in with my friends!
I started a new art journal this weekend! I have a small one going but I needed a bigger page to try out new techniques and just play around with materials. This is 10 x 10 and I will keep working in both books. The images on the cover are from Lisa's Altered Arts.
Here we are in Julie's rockin' studio! In the back row it's Sera, Beth, Jen, Audra, and Tally!
The front row is Kelly, Ruth, Julie, Peggy and Mary! It was a true ordeal setting up the timer to get ALL of us in one photo. The cocktails we'd been sipping may have contributed to the difficulty factor. We had such a rip roarin' time together, eating, laughing and making art. Big Kudos to our hostess with the mostest, Julie!!!!!
I made this little wall-hanging for a little girl who was in my class last year. She invited me to her birthday party and I can't go because I'm goin' to an ART PARTY !!! So, I hope she likes it and will want to hang it up in her room. My art bud, Julie, is hosting another awesome art party at her beautiful home. This time my stepdaughter, Sera, is able to go with me. It is so much fun to hang out with my art friends, eating, drinking, and doing art together until the wee hours! I am extra excited because Peggy is flying down, Beth is giving herself a little art break from mommyhood, Kelly, Tally and Mary will be adding their magic to the mix. I will be sure to post pics of the shenanigans!
I have a degree in Child Development and have been teaching for 25 years. Most of these years have been spent with second graders with the exception of 4 years in first grade. I love introducing my students to the joy of reading "chapter books" and the language of literature.
I am a mixed-media artist and am lucky to be teaching at a fine arts magnet school. I use music and visual art every day in my classroom.
I have been married for 29 years and my husband teaches High School English. I have raised 4 wonderful kids and am still working on the yellow labs that live in our house.