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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Day 365 (1461)

Happy New Years! 4 years of being creative every day.... Thank you to those who follow me and my simple pieces! Love ya!
Peace and fabulousness.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Day 364 (1460)

Finally made it back to the gym after the months of nasty coughing.  Felt so good!
Of Course spent time organizing the attic and basement in pre New Year mode. One would think by now I would realize after the last three years this has no significant meaning. Nothing changes. But with slight OCD it makes it a bit challenging. Enough is never enough. 
Found my PSB Pop Art DVD and that has been the background to my creative evening. Reminder they need to be the main backdrop to my funeral for when that day comes.
Peace and fabulousness.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Day 363 (1459)

A day full of my typical "getting ready for a new year" things. Also made some good split pea soup, but when you make soup and you live alone, there's a lot of soup left over! Oh well.
Also quite grateful for getting 2-3 inches of the predicted 3 - 8 inches of snow that was predicted.  A fluffy beautiful sight!
Peace and fabulousness.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Day 262 (1458)

Hunker down! Snow's a'coming! Hide! Lol. Ah life in MN.
Peace and fabulousness.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Day 361 (1457)

Can't believe it's the final week of year 2015. Another year of creatures almost done! Been debating whether to continue on into the new year. As of now I will continue on. I'm looking for some ideas. So if you have any please let me know. Had a wonderful Christmas at my parent's house with the opportunity to play with my nieces. 3 year old energy x 2!
But as always it is nice to come home. Today's pieces are how I hope the little nieces are tonight, and I'm sure their parents are hoping for this even more!
Peace and fabulousness.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Day 360 (1456)

Time with family.  It's a good thing.
Today's piece...who knows just pen and inked it. 
Peace and fabulousness.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Day 359 (1455)

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all had had wonderful time with friends and/or family. Love ya and God bless.
Peace and fabulousness.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Day 358 (1454)

Christmas Eve
Silent night
Holy night
Peace on Earth
Peace and fabulousness.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Day 356 (1452)

A bittersweet day.  Fun lunch at Red Cow and art viewing with my good friend Stephanie, while awaiting news on my aunt/godmother's condition who suffered a major stroke.  Sigh.
Peace and fabulousness.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Day 355 (1451)

Fun day of shopping with sis. Lots of shopping! Most of the initial wrapping done, just have to add all the Purdy extras. 
Peace and fabulousness.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Day 353 (1449)

Shopping, shopping, shopping, shopping!  Love!
Today's piece started in one direction, went another and then ended up like this.  Go figure!
Peace and fabulousness.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Day 352 (1448)

Hello fun, productive Friday before Christmas break.  Love ya!
No cookies were hurt in the making of today's piece but I may be officially sugared out.  Maybe.......
Peace and fabulousness.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Day 351 (1447)

Oh sweet Thursday welcome! Woke up so early this morning actually finished the blog piece before I went to work. That's always a good thing. So glad it's Thursday.
Peace and fabulousness.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Day 350 (1446)

The weather was crazy cool today! Woke up with a slushie white coating then the dark clouds rolled in with thunder- lightning sleet rain and then left work and there's barely a trace of any of that. So cool.
Sorry. My inner meteorologist is coming out.
Peace and fabulousness

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Day 349 (1445)

First floor was soo quiet today, until my classes arrived.  Today's student hyper leveled tripled from yesterdays.  What does that mean for the next 3 days? Sick days.  Lol
The nut cracker has hints of the 80's I'm afraid.
Peace and fabulousness.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Day 348 (1444)

Productive Monday.  I'd have to say the highlight was with my 2nd graders today. They finished up their project early so I had them just free draw. They don't often get to do that. So they really got into it. Then put on some Christmas music and it was such a peaceful creative time of drawing and some singing. Loved it! Today's piece is inspired by who knows what. I think it stems from a few posts ago when I created a Santa in boxers and tank t-shirt. I had so many views on my blog from that one it was unusual. So I thought if they like Santa that way, they might like him this way as well. Maybe it'll inspire me not to eat the box of delicious cookies my secret Santa gave to me today.   Lol
Peace and fabulousness

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Day 347 (1443)

Happy birthday to my beautiful nieces! I love you girls!
Peace and fabulousness!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Day 346 (1442)

So glad Christmas is coming...a week away!  Almost slept 11 hours again last.   So bizarre.  
Did eventually get shopping done. Downtown is so different with Nicollet shut down... Very different vibe.
Looking forward to the Michael W. Smith /Amy Grant concert tonight with a full orchestra.  Sounded amazing last year.
Peace and fabulousness.

And it was again this year!
Also finally remembered the second blog idea that I had back last spring!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Day 344 (1440)

Holy frankincense Batman! What a crazy loud day. Found out the reason for the increase mega heat in my classroom today. With all the other classrooms having access to turn their heat down, all the excess heat is finding its way into my room, which has no access to the radiators. So finally after they waited for me to move all the big heavy boxes filled with yarn   :-\ out of the way they hopefully have fixed the problem.
Kindergarteners were off the chain today total meltdown city. I think the art room needs a new neighborhood. Lol
One more day till the weekend.
Peace and fabulousness.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Day 343 (1439)

A fun day teaching students. A beautiful fall like day outside, perfect for window shopping. That's kind of what inspired today's piece. If Christmas feels like it felt like outside today, this is how Santa would have to come down the chimney! Lol.
Only downside was I thought it was Thursday all day.
Oh well, peace and fabulousness.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Day 342 (1438)

Driving into work today, I had to take a detour due to police cars blocking off a two block stretch. Found out later it was due to a dead body. Welcome to the north side.
Long day of teaching in the classroom. It still feels like it's the middle of August. Feel bad for the students today, they were very uncomfortable. I myself am now breaking out my summer wardrobe and thinking of bringing an extra shirt each day.
While talking to someone after work I came to the realization that my numbers on my blog are way off! The year was off by two days and the cumulative number was off a lot! It was actually double what it should be. In September I switched two numbers around which doubled the number. slap my forehead! dope! Of course if you know me, you know that I couldn't let that go by. So I spent  almost 3 hours fixing it. The first time around I took off too much and the second time I had to one to get it right. Love doing this on a phone.  1st world problems.
Did get my mail  and two books today that I'm so excited to read and study over break. Break. Love the sound of that word.
Peace and fabulousness.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Day 341 (1437)

Productivity @work BOOM! Felt great even though the student were "tired" today.  Bought my nieces their birthday gifts.  Love strolling through small stores looking for unique gifts and fun things, making mental notes to come back for things I want.
On a hunch, I called the post office today. Haven't gotten mail in over a week. The last time this happened my mail was on hold and not by my authorization. The postal worker who answered the phone said they have so many new people this season that often time if the postal carrier isn't sure of the house, they will bring the mail back to the post office and the Post Office will return it to sender. I didn't even know what to say to that. So bizarre. Luckily(?) My mail was once again on hold.again so bizarre.  Smh. Peace and fabulousness.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Day 340 (1436)

Love Sunday's.  church, coffee, Sunday paper and creative time. 
Tried to avoid deep thinking that comes from creating by listening to NPR most of the afternoon.  Ended up with an a-ha moment instead. Not sure how to put in words.  Maybe tomorrow.
Peace and fabulousness.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Day 339 (1435)

Oh my! Called it.  Slept over 11 hours last night.  We'll see what happens tonight. 
Finished the last of my Christmas decorating. Love this time of year! Also played around with new area rug placement, and loving the look. Was using the rugs from the original owners of the house, so it's nice to have my own flare on the floor.
It was nice to finally get back into my paper cutting, it had to go on hold while i did our school's Christmas program sets. Little bit rusty. Can't believe how much the time away can affect the outcome. But it's all good.
Peace and fabulousness.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Day 338 (1434)

Hello sweet Friday! I've been waiting for this weekend for quite a while, since Monday lol I'm hoping for lots and lots and lots of sleep. You know you're truly tired when shopping feels almost like a chore. (almost). 
Nice way to end the week though. We had our staff dinner tonight at a great Mexican restaurant in south Minneapolis. Got to enjoy some good food and catch up with some people I haven't seen much this year and some people that I didn't know that well. Good times!
Peace and fabulousness.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Day 337 (1433)

Enough.   Kare11 said it best with this post. One word.  Enough.  In so many areas of my life and the city, country and world.
I'm tired of feeling tired. Could have went to bed at 6 tonight, but thanks (?) To a second wind, still awake and had time move the art table to main floor and shave my head.  This may be a marathon sleep weekend and hopefully an art filled one. 
Sad <3.
Peace and fabulousness.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Day 336 (1432)

Just a quick creature today (frog).
A wonderful Christmas program by our students under the leadership our talented music teacher (and my good friend) Stephanie.  Wow! (if it weren't for  bleeping mic issues) it'd have perfect.
Peace and fabulousness.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Day 335 (1431)

Everything is done for the School's Christmas Program.  
Sooooooo tired.  Was ready for bed at 4:00 today. 
But thought it was Monday and it's Tuesday!
Today's piece is peppermint candy snow person.
Peace and fabulousness.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Day 334 (1430)

Keeping it simple since this is School Christmas program week. Already looking forward to the weekend.  Didn't get enough down time last weekend and can feel it. 
Bonus: snowmagedon is not as big as thought.  Whew!
Peace and fabulousness.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Day 333 (1429)

Great Sunday of church, 4 hours of putting up the tree and reflection.  All of that was nice, but it would have been more enjoyable shared.  Such is life.
Tomorrow is this winter's first snowmagedon!  Run! It's back!
Peace and fabulousness.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Day 330 (1426)

Happy Thankgiving everyone!
Today's piece-  still playing with new paper.  It's a turkey in a carrot costume... Why? Don't know! Lol Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends.
Peace and fabulousness.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Day 329 (1425)

It was nice to get stuff done at school leave early! Treat!
Playing with  new marker paper.  Kind of liking it.
Peace and fabulousness.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Day 328 (1424)

Oooooo boy!  Noisy excited students... Can't blame them.  They have 5 days off. I'm sure some of it was laced with uncertainty as the peaceful protesters were shot at by asshats in their neighborhoods.  I don't know how much to say at this point since I have to gaurd my tongue the next several days.  Just Smh. Smh.
PEACE and fabulousness.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Day 327 (1423)

If all Monday's were like today, bring them on.  Not perfect but fluid! Love.
Dreams (night ones) are again annoyingly boring. Even had dead air which woke me up lol.
Peace and fabulousness.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Day 325 (1421)

Not sure what to say.  As one who has been struggling with a balance between darkness and light, sadness and joy, made a choice most would disagree with. When I was about to give in as usual things beyond myself helped me to stay true to myself as painful as it was.   Self, alone, struggles, tangled. 

Peace and fabulousness.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Day 324 (1420)

TGIF.  Love my Friday classes and a needed hug from a friend. Need to disappear this weekend, and what better way than into the brilliant new album 25. So musically satisfying.  If I could just turn off the world and cocoon myself in her music with art supplies my equilibrium would be restored. 
Peace and fabulousness.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Day 323 (1419)

Blah, blah, blah....
Yap, yap, yap...
Baa, baa, baa...
Went to bed early last night and dreamt about creating art all night which means I need to get going. Itching to do my own.
Painting backdrops tonight per usual.  Realized I'm really not as complete on one as I thought.  One huge spot not done! Oh well. Galloping horse, right Stephanie? Not! Lol.
Also stepped over into a new painting style in one section that made me uber happy.
Peace and fabulousness.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Day 322 (1418)

The world is tiring me out.
Grateful for great classes today.
Peace and fabulousness.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Day 321 (1417)

Wow! The Tuesday being the toughest day the week has reinstated itself! Swore it was a full moon day!
Highlight: catching up with sis.
Peace and fabulousness.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Day 320 (1416)

Rainy day and Monday....
To miss is to know...
Hugs those you're with.
Peace and fabulousness.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Day 319 (1415)

Beautiful 62° mid NOVEMBER day! Most of the gardens put to bed, though still have things blooming. Such a blessing.
Today's piece is a simplified version of an image I had this morning. 
Made  some decisions today that will be challenging, but...
Hugs those you're with.
Peace and fabulousness.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Day 317 (1413)

Another day with a heavy heart. I had the opportunity to go to Paris about a decade ago for a charity bike ride. I fell in love! It was probably the only place I have visited foriegn or domestic that I have fallen in love with. I left, as most my friends know, a part of my heart there. Today's events are just so sad. 
My thoughts and prayers go out to Paris during this ugly time. 
Hug those your with.
Time for peace.
Peace and fabulousness.