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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Day 182 (1278)

It's amazing how in the event of destruction it can turn into such a huge blessing. So many things I wanted to fix up on the exterior of my house, but being the only occupant with not a high paying job, such projects can seem overwhelming.  But after the hail storm of May many of these projects became a possibility. Today was the first. A new garage roof and house roof ...looks so nice. Very grateful for this blessing. Peace and fabulousness.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Day 180 (1276)

Charred blackened wall of colors, smothered.
End of scene.
Peace and fabulousness.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Day 179 (1275)

Another of those days,  did en plein air painting in my back yard on 3 canvases.  Music on random brought up an old Queen song I'd never truely listened to its' lyrics, until today.  Spent much time replaying it (Glee version :) )
*Edit self here*
Peace and fabulousness.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Day 178 (1274)

Beer.  Grapefruit and peanut butter beer.  Yum!
Peace and fabulousness.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Day 176 (1272)

Besides the gym and some general gardening, I got the chance to spend the rest of the day with my sister and my nieces! So much fun and so much energy! They are so cute and I loved reading to them. Adorbs!
Peace and fabulousness.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Day 175 (1271)

The past few weeks have given me a sense today of either being part of a cosmic comedy and I'm the punch line or part of a master play where my plot line has yet to be exposed due to pieces being still set in place.  A limbo of sorts.
Taking a pause from the current story of pieces.  For one it feels big and out of control, can't capture the big picture of it and busy thru Sunday, so going to do another "theme" until then.
Either oddly centered today or completely numb.  But none the less, it is summer!!! <3
Peace and fabulousness.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Day 174 (1270)

One of those days that started interesting, but ... Hmm... Hate having to filter myself. Looking for another platform of sorts I guess. Who knows.
Peace and fabulousness.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Day 173 (1269)

Happy Father's Day especially to my amazingly wise and caring dad! Love ya!
Got to spend the day with family which is always nice.
I didn't realize how many characters are actually in this series / story that I'm currently creating pieces for. Everytime I think I'm close to being done I realize there's a few more lol.
Peace and fabulousness.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Day 172 (1268)

Spend time in the gardens. Also walked the stone arch bridge festival. It was really good this year. Trying to read in the gardens tonight but two dogs were freaking out, 1 squirrel was spazzing out, one rabbit was getting over confident, and one neighbor was cranking his tunes. Add to that the beginning of the fireworks/ firecracker stage of summer. Decided to push through my creative block. Did work with some oil paint tonight. First time in years. Felt good. Need a bigger space and better light. Peace and fabulousness

Friday, June 19, 2015

Day 171 (1267)

Woop woop Friday.
My student's wouldn't believe this, but I went to 2 movies today! It's probably been over 2 years since I've been to one let alone two!  Loved 'em both.
Peace and fabulousness.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Day 170 (1266)

Whew! Great group of teens with the city cleaned up the house next door's lawn and removed some trees on my fence line, i did some upgrades on my garage door, secured the fences on the gates next door, had calls from 2 different contractors on hail repair already, heard some good music at Live on the Drive... Overall beautiful day.
Peace and fabulousness.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Day 169 (1265)

Woke up and got up by 4:30 this morning. It was kind of surreal to walk out my door at 5:30 and have it be fully lit. so I went to the gym, put my garbage out, talked and caught up with my neighbor, saw the reason I need to do more landscaping and put yard waste out to be picked up every Wednesday :-), found out what will be covered under my insurance after the hail damaged, excetra excetra excetra. I am now tired. Lol kind of hoping I wake up early again tomorrow. Just not 4:30. Peace and God be with us (auto correct change fabulousness into that: love it!)
Peace and fabulousness.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Day 168 (1264)

Lovely Tuesday.
Peace and fabulousness.

Day 167 (1263)

Lost today's piece! Luckily I found stuck between 2 pieces of paper.  With so many pieces, no matter how careful I am eventually one or two wonder off. 
Day 1 of a new story piece.
Peace and fabulousness.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Day 166 (1262)

Sunday ...
Peace and fabulousness.

Day 165 (1261)

Got today's piece done but ran out of time to post due to going to the Northern Spark Festival.
I <3 the band Cloud Cult.  Music meets art.
Peace and fabulousness. 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Day 163 (1259)

Last night before I went to bed I covered up all my clocks. Today's goal was to see and avoid all distractions. Internet, talk radio, TV, and time. It was amazing to see how often I look at clocks each time I pass them. Also to see how automatic almost like a reflex it is that I reach for my phone each time I pass it. I just wanted a day to avoid all those distractions and just let my instincts take me where it needed to go. It took me from cleaning, organizing, to framing, and finally to finishing the Hansel and Gretel peice. I also learned some things about myself and found some things along the way. Not going to discuss that here since not all eyes are supportive/understanding.
The experiment finally ended at 6 p.m. when my phone started to ping. My friend Patty is due anytime now (here baby is) and I thought that's what the pinging was all about. It wasn't.
I also want to give a big shout out and say happy birthday to my sister Tammy. She's an amazing and beautiful person.
Definately want to do this again. 
Peace and fabulousness.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Day 162 (1258)

A day of errands and pizza.  
Tomorrow's piece may be posted a day late because I am doing a little experiment tomorrow.  Kind of exciting / challenging.  We'll see.
Having a third weird experience with the lighta in my house.  1. The light that turned itself off and on. 2. The low watt light that melted a dusk/dawn timer. 3. A light that grew brighter each time I approached it. ????
Last night in the midst of insomnia, dreamt an epic earthquake dream with an opera diva and aftershocks.  Never been in one but last night's dream was just like all the experiences I've read about, sound,sights and movement.  Cool.
Excited for a rainy day tomorrow.
Peace and fabulousness.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Day 161 (1257)

First day of holiday is always odd.  A sea of things you want accomplish ahead of you, but still feeling the weight of the shore behind. Gave myself grace to just live the day with A/V repair, laundry, lunch at Emily's and Tv. Tomorrow, let the winds of change adjust the sails.
Peace and fabulousness.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Day 160 (1256)

Always feels weird starting a break on a Tuesday. It just feels like tomorrow should be Saturday. I got the classroom all packed up. We said goodbye to Steve Harrison and Fr Michael today as they retire. Sad to see these two individuals retire, since they are so good at what they do.  Tired.
Peace and fabulousness.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Day 159 (1255)

Another day of not feeling well.  Did have a blast at the Bette Milder concert. Such a performer!
Peace and fabulousness.

Day 158 (1254)

So much time in the gardens again. Another section completed
Chased bunny around and out of the yard. Must have looked crazy. :)
Peace and fabulousness.
Oops forgot to post this last night!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Day 157 (1253)

Last day of school with the students! Fieldtrip to see a great play, came back to school in the midst of a lockdown and ended with a fabulously fun teacher party! Thanks Rich for hosting!
Today's piece drawn in the dark as I realized the day was drawing nigh and I hadn't created a piece.  Far from my best,but oh well happy end of the year and adult cocktails!
Peace and fabulousness.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Day 156 (1252)

200 Artsonia pieces posted, State Fair entries entered, served cookies to the school at all school picnic and I'm tired.
Can't wait to tell the students who have pieces entered into the State Fair tomorrow! So much talk and anticipation. Thought we wouldn't have a lot this year, nope. More than 80 pieces will be entered!! So happy and proud!
Realized today need to accomplish a lot in so many areas this summer... In a good way.
Peace and fabulousness.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Day 155 (1251)

Last day of art classes and Art Club. Great day with the students! <3
All I have left is 2 school fieldtrips, putting 200+ student's last art pieces on Artsonia, registering the last of the State Fair entries, figuring out my order for next year's supplies and packing up the artroom. Thank God I'm organized!
Had to say good bye to a few students today as they move on to other destinations.  Really, really tough. One has a tough path ahead.  I spent the year creating safe spaces for. He amazed me at his generous and wise considerations today especially for his parent. Watch out world.
Sorry again, the pieces are a bit simple this week. Apologize to my house as well for the neglect these past 2 week. Next week us yours!
Peace and fabulousness
Fyi- "Naughty Bunny" name coined today in class, struck again Inspite of the rain.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Day 154 (1250)

A nice Tuesday, usually full moon days are, oddly.
Today's piece was inspired by Ms. Bunny in my yard. I love rabbits...but today, girl pushed the love aside. Came home to find a tomato plant down.  5 other newly planted plants decimated AND then buried with mulch, covering the evidence.  It looked like nothing was ever planted in those spots. Girl, It's on!
Peace and fabulousness.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Day 153 (1249)

A mixed emotion day for a Monday. Happy news of a colleague's engagement, while sad news of a colleague's sister's death, & a former teachers bad Health,  they're not giving her much time.
This weeks' pieces until Tuesday's are going to be a bit called in as it the final week of school.  Sorry.
Peace and fabulousness