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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Day 31 (1492)

Why does January have 31 days? And poor February only 28? I don't know, for some reason this bug me tonight. I felt  January just had one day too many. Lol.Peace and fabulousness.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Day 30 (1491)

Happy Saturday. I have to figure out a way of how to keep the momentum going. I woke up early again, so I went to the gym, too early apparently. So I killed some time at a big box store that I do not like! Then got a great workout in! Came home and the momentum slowed down. The cool part was texting an old classmate from college. Talk about flashbacks! I also saw today a few points in my life where there was clearly a choice to be made, a chance to change the direction of sorts. One of those, I really wish I had taken. And I feel like a bad person for that. Sometimes being a nice person can really suck. Oh well.

Peace and fabulousness.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Day 29 (1490)

Oh sweet beautiful Friday, thank you for finally arriving.
Today I posted the names of this year's Art Club students. ( Even though the funding comes out of my pocket personally, I just feel it's too important of a group not to have.) Not an easy task deciding who's in and who not, like fashion (lol). Thankfully some good friends help me out today. It's tough telling some kids no, but it's a life lesson. I try to pick kids that are creative, can work independently, and are open to suggestions. They also need to be peaceful and work well in a group setting with other creatives.
Hopefully I have set up that kind of club.
Happy weekend!
Peace and fabulousness.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Day 28 (1489)

Only one more sleep until Friday!
Taking a break from the snow people tonight to do an animal piece.
Peace and fabulousness.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Day 27 (1488)

Now that I've got left a few times in the last two weeks to work out in the morning, my body is actually kind of craving it. I just wish it didn't feel like crashing by early afternoon. It could also be the stupid allergies that's causing this tiredness and memory crap. (oops sorry)
It hit 40 degrees today! Love!
Also went to the dentist and had a good check up! I think I deserve a good star today.
Today's piece came to mind while in the dental chair, imagine that.
Peace and fabulousness.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Day 26 (1487)

Last year Tuesdays for me were crazy, well it looks like they're back! What a day! Every group was off except for one and that one I end up having to eat crow and apologize for an misunderstanding. That is a challenge to swallow one's ego and apologize to class of students. But it needed to be done and that's how they learn what it looks like to take ownership of a mistake. 
Is it possible to have allergies in the winter?
I know it was all animal theme for a while there but all of a sudden my mind is just throwing out one snow person image after another. So that's where I'm headed right now. Hopefully I'll be back to the animals soon. Though February is around the corner and long time followers know what that means (good gravy 4th year!)
Peace and fabulousness.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Day 25 (1486)

Oh Monday! Why Why Why! After horrible night sleep of annoyingly frustrating dreams, I woke up early again and yes you guessed it went to the gym. All day though I felt like I was in this mass of fog. I think my body's been trying to fight something off for the past week. Go body!
Original idea for today's peice, started one way and then gradually morphed into another idea, which morph into this idea. Go figure.
Peace and fabulousness.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Day 24 (1485)

Decided to clean out some books today. If you've been to my house, you know I have a lot of books! So I actually packed up one series, because I realized I'm not sure why I was collecting them. It was kind of a fluff series that was the same theme over and over.  When I condensed that overall theme in my mind, it was highly annoying.  Plus the built-ins were looking a little too cluttered, so it opened up space for the collections I actually love.  Plus 3 1/2 boxes to take to Half Price Books.
Peace and fabulousness.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Day 23 (1484)

A day of the gym, cleaning, artwork, and going through old teaching books, makes for a very productive day. I can't believe how many bins of teaching books I have! 7 large bins! All from when I taught 2nd and 5th grade. Unreal.
Not sure about today's peice. Started one way then shifted to another and finally ended up like this. Who knows.
Peace and fabulousness.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Day 22 (1483)

It's Friday! It's Friday! So glad to see the weekend. It was a good week. Even got to the gym again this morning. But all in all I'm still looking forward to this weekend. Need to throw myself into some other projects creatively. Feel like I'm a little off kilter in that area.
Have a great weekend!
Peace and fabulousness.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Day 21 (1482)

What a great morning! Had a crazy dream last night that was a third in a sequence of dreams and last night was the conclusion. It was like a mini series.
It was also a kind of psycho, no,  psychologist no, what's that word that goes with thriller. Psychological thriller!! Very dramatic. 
Woke up early enough to go to the gym before work ( I'm at work by 6:45am)
Saw the big Pet Shop Boys reveal!!!!! It was a morning of adrenaline! The only problem getting up early to go to the gym is that afternoon slump sometimes comes in just a little bit earlier.
Peace and fabulousness.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Day 20 (1481)

What a busy wacky Wednesday. (C although auto correct just changed  that sentence to Becky is a Wednesday.  That also may be true.) It was just a whirlwind. Though I did get all my flight and hotel reservations made for conference in Chicago! So excited! So I probably should register for it too. Lol.
Also made it to the gym. Here is the next piece. No clue where this one came from. Just the windmills of my mind.
Peace and fabulousness.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Day 19 (1480)

Tuesday and above zero temps! Woo hoo! Good classes except the two extreme chatty ones! It was kind of fun showing the students the picture I took yesterday of the different colored ice. I had them guess what medium the artist used when creating it. It blew them away that I was the artist and I used ice and food coloring. That was so fun to tell them about.
Had an update chat with mom, since there are so many people going through so much stuff. Thoughts and prayers too many!
Going to kick it in early tonight, was so light headed for most of the early day. I think I'm allergic to the workday. Lol. Peace and fabulousness.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Day 18 (1479)

Very productive day at home. Actually got up early and moved everything out of my living room. Then I cleaned it. And then put it back all in a different way. It looks so cool! With a tiny living room like mind, your options are always limited. I really like how this turned out. Then the rest of the day was art and reading and eating. Peace and fabulousness.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Day 17 (1478)

Wow! Brisk day to say the least. When I left for church and it was -13°. Definitely wakes you up.  Since I was already up and out, hit the gym (nasty static clingy gym ware), lunch and coffee. Got home made chili and finally took down the Christmas tree.  Productive!
Today's piece is pigs in a blanket. Tada! Peace and fabulousness.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Day 16 (1477)

I can't believe how cold it was this morning! Ir was cold last weekend, but it didn't feel like this! Headed out and got some sale stuff, and hit the gym. The rest of the day was all about taking down the Christmas stuff. :-(. Everything except the tree. That'll come down tomorrow. Sigh. Highlight! Was talking to mom on the phone as usual. Peace and fabulousness.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Day 15 (1476)

A great day today with all the students. I was really grateful I didn't have to attend the main meeting. Sorry to the teachers that did. So I did some much needed cleaning and reorganizing in the art room.
There are still some areas that need work, but I feel great in what was done! It was so needed!
It's so odd how the world around you, points out that which you are trying to ignore. Like little jabs and a scab. Sorry about that icky reference.
Peace and fabulousness.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Day 14 (1475)

I woke up looking forward to this day. Two classes I usually enjoy. They were a little off the wall today!
Since there's no students the next 4 days it felt like a Friday. Teachers have to go in tomorrow, which is fine, you get get a lot done and the building is peaceful. Also made it to the gym and had an interesting conversation with someone over water. Well they had coffee. Overall not a bad day exclamation point although I am so tired, may be an early night. Peace and fabulousness.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Day 13 (1474)

Good off kilter sort a day.  Can't complain. 
Peace and fabulousness.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Day 12 (1473)

I woke up so early this morning that I actually went to the gym before work. Which I actually really like. Since I hadn't really planned to do so I did hit a bit of an afternoon slump 2 hours sooner than usual.   Lol.
With a little more planning, I hope to again, but not tomorrow.
If you can't tell, today's piece is a zebra skiing.  Eh.
Peace and fabulousness.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Day 11 (1472)

Overall pretty great day for a Monday! Even the frigid temps we're not too bad. Today's piece was inspired by some drawings I had found from 2 years ago. I had the opportunity to go sketch at the San Diego Zoo with an artist who does drawings for star wars and museums in the area of dinosaurs. One of the things I sketched was a rhino. Very similar to one you see in today's piece (minus the boots) And oddly enough there was also some of giraffes, like yesterday's.
While going through some of these old drawings, I also came across some other older things. Things that brought certain things to mind. Things that mentally have been pushing aside. It was the only real downfall of the day.  So yay.
Peace and fabulousness.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Day 10 (1471)

Lovely, COLD, inspirational, floaty type of Sunday.  Enjoyed.
Peace and fabulousness.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Day 9 (1470)

Love Saturdays. Did a great job of being more healthy this week (actually lost my holiday weight gain- hey!) and made it a cheat day! Fab and fun!
Also started to look through stuff I have stored through different eyes.  2 empty boxes later I'm on the right track.
Trying to change things and making progress, except for one area.  Sigh. But I'll take success in the rest!
Peace and fabulousness.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Day 8 (1469)

Friday Friday Friday Friday Friday Friday Friday Friday ooo!
Have a great weekend everyone!
Peace and fabulousness.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Day 7 (1468)

All week I thought it has been one day further in the week than it was, except today. Today I thought it was Wednesday. Go figure. At least my brain was a little less wonky today. My fourth graders and I did have a good chuckle when I kept forgetting things again, like I'd say something to them, get distracted and have to ask "did I just tell you this". They just giggled and said yes.  Good humor/ good kids.
Two friends today posted the same video of cats in adorable situations. Made me ponder the idea of a pet again. So for now I did a creature of one instead. :)

Peace and fabulousness

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Day 6 (1467)

Odd brain / memory stuff the past 24 hours, like putting my lunch in my mailbox, feeling like I was not present in the middle of teaching a lesson for about 10 seconds...
Also, an overwhelming feeling of boredom (?) Not like I don't have stuff to do (2nd quarter grades)!
Hoping it's all post holiday whatever's.
After doing today's piece for the new blog I decided I could go on this one as well! Peace and fabulousness.

btw the other blog is
Same as this one just with a 1 added . The new one is more picture driven around the theme "one".  It's very, very random!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Day 5 (1466)

Tuesday's!  Mind just went blank.  Lol.
Peace and fabulousness.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Day 4 (1465)

Back to school today. Wow! I was tired. I even went to bed early last night. Lol.
It was good to see the students and getting them back into creativity land. Still working on that disconnect from leaving the school environment and getting home and slipping into my own creative endeavors. Need to figure a way to decompress quicker. I'll have to add it to my list of New Year's goals. Lol they're still being formulated. Lmao! Goal one: I'll have them formulated by tomorrow. Peace and fabulousness.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Day 3 (1464)

Sunday funday.  Last day of Christmas break.  :'(   lol
Peace and fabulousness.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Day 2 (1463)

A Saturday that feels like Sunday.  A good friend stopped by which so nice.  Finished a pen and ink piece that was experimental and turned out ok. 
Coffee and new calendars.
Started another new art piece.
Also ruminated on my new year's goals.  Tomorrow they should become clear. Yay!
Peace and fabulousness.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Day 1 (1462)

Happy 2016!!!!!!!  Going to continue on with my creature blog. I feel like I'm more stuck lately to come up with creatures but I will continue on until it feels right to stop.  Thank you to those who are on this odd journey. Lol. 
I have debuted a second blog : One.  It'll be more photo driven.
Peace and fabulousness.