Saturday, March 2, 2013

Loved it

i loved it then I didn't 
i know how that happened
instead stay focused on the good stuff

Friday, February 22, 2013

Motivated, staying that way

I love days off when I feel like I've accomplished lots (taxes, report cards, lesson planning, cooking raw dessert recipe, reading, art, cat litter, etc....) and feel like I stayed motivated all day!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

February, Today, Life Balance

Today was a good day.  I spend a good part of my day downtown going to zumba class at the Y, spending time in the sauna, eating yummy salad at prickly pear, (spending a small bit of time wandering around), and then getting a new cute haircut at serendipity.  While walking around, I headed into crazy wisdom and a card there was really calling to me.  Besides the art work, "life is a great big balancing act" resonated with what I've been thinking about during mid-winter break.  I've been spending about 100% of my waking hours either working, preparing for work, or thinking about work and as much as I (sometimes) love my job, I want to get back to loving the rest of my life too.  So this card inspired me to think and write and do some art all about striking a better balance.  When I return to work next week, I hope that I can carry this message with me....

Monday, January 21, 2013

Mary Ann Moss

I was reading an article in the ART JOURNALING magazine about Mary Ann Moss.  I find her to be a very inspiring art journaler and have even taken an online class with her where I made this most fabulous journal.  What I didn't know about her, is that she's also a 2nd grade classroom teacher!  She talked about how she goes into work early, so that she can leave school right away at the end of the school day and come home to play with her art.  I want to be better about being able to teach full-time and still have the time (and energy and inspiration) to art journal when I get home.  Today we had a day off for MLK day and I was motivated to pull out my Mary Ann Moss journal to play in.  Tomorrow, I hope I'll make time for art and creativity even after a day at school!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Aging with Attitude

Today I worked in Merrill's Aging with Attitude altered book....getting ready for our book swap on Sunday!


I took a workshop in Ypsilanti on Saturday taught by Marney Makridakis, author of Creating Time.  She talked about the gods/concepts of Kronos (linear time) and Kairos (non-linear time) and had us create art reflecting the latter.  Here's what I put together: