Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Glad to be back!

It is hard to believe that it has been a bit over three months since I have blogged. Life just keeps on going, whether we blog or not. *In these three months I have started a boot fact, I finished my 12th week! I am loving it. October will see me at 55, and this ol' girl would like some part of her in some kind of nice shape. (My honey is proud of me going, I can tell!)
*Three months has brought a new art teacher to our school for next year. The coolest part is that she was my student teacher from January to March. It is truly a GOD thing...but that can posted later!
*Also these three months have seen my honey and I celebrate 25 years of marriage. Wow! And you know what, I love the man more today than when we first married. (It has not been all easy and cozy, nope, but when you know GOD is the one who brought you together, you stick with it, cause it can only get better!)
*These three months also saw one grandson turn 2 and another turn 6...but on a sad note, it has not brought our families together. But, that too is for another blog...maybe.
*Within these three months I have been commissioned to paint a little something for town. What a fun thing to do!
*Included in these three months my son and his fiance' set their wedding date...12/21/12. That should be a fun day! Plans are being made, $ being planned, excitment, anticipation, know the gammet!

And now, in just 10 1/2 days I will be on summer break. My list of what I need/want to do is getting rather large. I am hoping for a bit of a trip to delve into some art. I have been a part of wonderful Mary Engelbreit's workshops the past two years...but this year my neice and I are waiting until fall. If you ever get a chane, GO! Mary is delightful as are all of her staff.

For the final projects in school I am trying to do many things in one piece...see my dog. George Rodrigue's Blue Dog started my mind going on well as the fun "Zentangles" ( . In this project my class discussed cool/warm colors and chose one set to paint the upper left corner. We then discussed "mono-chromatic" painting and worked with one color using black and white to shade and tine in the upper right hand corner. Neutrals were another area that I wanted my students to know...and many did not! we painted the bottom left corner. They had brown, sepia, white and black and made many new neutral colors mixing. Last, but certainly not least, was the Zentangles. I have introduced these to three grade levels and I am inveriable stopped in the hall to be shown a slip of paper with four or five "tangles". The kids are loving them and coming up with some great ones themselves!
All in all, I believe this one of the most fun projects and a project that keeps those "end of year" sillies at bay.

Well, come join me again another day...

P.S. I forgot to tell you, but those three months also saw me get voted Teacher of the Year at my school. I was humbled and surprised. My teaching friends have blessed me beyond words!