Saturday, January 31, 2009

Friday Night Art Party

An Art Party...with all adults...girls only...what a great way to end the week and start the weekend. Learned so much about card making I had to run to the store and buy an embosser and paper cutter and goodies to go with it...I had to. Honest!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Connection is My Word

Connection is my word for 2009. No resolutions but more of an idea to connect more with my physical self, friends, social networks...things I've let slip away.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Honeycomb Quilt

Perfectly matching quilt pieces with 1/8" seams make me nervous and I can never get them to match up for me. I'm more APPROXIMATE in my crafting. However, I discovered a turn of the century technique using cardboard hexagons in each piece and I think it's something I can do.

At least the first flower...

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Heart Shaped Rocks

Did I mention a passion for heart shaped rocks? One of my "collections" and something I look for on my beach walks...

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Art to Share

Did these pages in Traci Bautista's collage class a while back. Found them in my piles of stuff and decided I realy liked them!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Beach Glass Find

Today was going to be a not-very-good beach glass day until I happened upon this...bottom of something. Wine bottle? Flower vase? Made my day!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Farmer's Market Beauties

It must be Saturday. Otherwise I would not have already had my coffee, stopped at a garage sale and been to Farmer's Market to take these flower pictures. No siree! Not like a work day with opening, dictation, reading, spelling, English, recess, and writing in the same amount of time. Hmmmmmm. Time off is not equal to work time. How is that possible?

Friday, January 9, 2009

Crazy CA Weather

This is what my drive to work looked like this morning..

And then by the afternoon the Santa Ana winds came roaring in and it was 72 degrees and very breezy. In January. Go figure.

Thursday, January 8, 2009


What is this? Has she lost her mind? Something about this funky, mossy roof just called to me and I wanted to share it...

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

First of the Visual Journal for 2009

These are some of the ride to work pictures. Haven't been up this early in a while and WE ARE NOT AMUSED at having to go.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Waxing Poetic

For last year's words
belong to last year's language
and next year's words await
another voice.

T. S. Eliot

Humor me. School starts tomorrow. Back to the world of 20 Questions (before we even get into the classroom) and reorienting to the regular routine. Large, expressive sigh uttered here.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

The 101 in the Afternoon

Heading home along the 101 I took a quick snap out of the car window. You can see one of the Channel Islands in the background. I could so do this all the time. The day job starts again Monday...

Friday, January 2, 2009

Carved in Stone

Found these along the highway on the recent day trip.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Found this perfect heart shaped rock in my morning beach ramble. Must be a good sign for 2009!