Sunday, August 30, 2009

Regarding Photos in Last Post

This is a big PS for the photos below. Forgot to add any text and can't figure out how to do it after it's published. Anywhooooo...went to breakfast at a local cafe and took pictures of the mural blending Ventura County history with celebrity images.



Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Cautious Optimism

Found these old pictures on Flikr and felt much better about how my classroom looked on the first day of school! All 19 students eventually showed up (one came at 1:30PM!) and seem to be a much better group than last year's models. I am looking forward with cautious optimism...



Monday, August 24, 2009

Beginning #33

Starting my 33rd year of teaching...my 20th of first grade. 180 school days to do my best with 6 year olds in reading, writing and math. Everyone starts at the same starting line tomorrow since they are all new to me. But by the end of the first day...some will be pulling out ahead and some won't be sure exactly what to do..This is our schedule for the first day...VERY simple because it's a big change from Kinder...





Saturday, August 22, 2009

Perfect Roses

These are from my rose bushes in the front yard. Perfection!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Real Life

Summer is not real life. This is real life. The computer didn't work. The mini-frig grew things even with a box of baking soda in it. Everything needed to be sorted, unpacked and put away. Worked for 5 hours. I think I'll buy a bunch of lottery tickets because I can't stop thinking that somebody wins.





Sunday, August 16, 2009

Stitched and Stencilled Book

More pages and the cover from my book...





Saturday, August 15, 2009

Contemplation

Thinking about the last "free" weekend before I attack the classroom and prepare for the new year. Looking for my princess gear and not finding it...which is why I have to go back to work.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Pages in Progress

Fabric on side of page is a skeleton print:



This one has things stitched onto some screening for a different look:


Wallpaper, stitching and stamps:

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Newest Project

Taking another online class and starting to work on my last project of the summer. Next week I head back to school to see what condition the classroom is in after summer school and heaven knows what else. Big sigh! But this week I will be working with paint and sewing machine and other gear as I stitch and stencil my way through my last big summer project...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Celebrate Post 200 With Some Freebies!



Here I am at the 200th post. Me! The most techno-challenged 58 3/4 year old around! Leave me a message on this post and I'll send out a small packet of fun papers for you to use in your art.