Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
iam aching to capture the beauty
dizzyinlove with the sound
and the funny smile
with the slow
this is not the correct form for the poem, but I continue
whenisee the light
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
In Part 1 here all I have done so far is color the photo with Neo-color artist crayons, lots of purple and ochre, and green hair! I have to say again that I LOVE drawing on top of photos - it is teaching me a lot! I will continue to play with it this week and show Part 2 next Wednesday. ¡Hasta entonces!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Aside from the dolls, I am also back to work on a quilt I started...five years ago? I'm excited to get all the pieces where I want them to be, but I know the work will go slowly. I also worked on this week's self-portrait, but more about that tomorrow. All in all, a wonderful day for me, even if it caused me to be exhausted the following day.
Last Friday I needed to take a package to the Space Age post office. Camera came along with me and recorded the following scenes from daily life as I made a big loop from front door, out and around, and back again. Other than some cropping and occasional highlighting of color, the photos are left undoctored, to be truer to the every day sights.
Do new friends come out to greet you?
Do you have a favorite place to go?
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
It put me to thinking, "I want to see a sign, too." But haven't I been seeing the signs all around me lately? All those bumper stickers telling me to not defer my dream, to not postpone joy. A piece of advice in a quote: "Don't become good at something you don't want to do." Friends at work telling me to hurry up and open a boutique already. Invitations to participate in projects, to send my work to a magazine. Is it all right there in front of me? Do I only need to open the door and let it in?
What holds me back?
It's interesting because our theme for the summer program this year is Taking Flight, which the elementary level has interpreted as: figure out what your dreams are, and take the steps to achieve them. One of the activities we've planned is to identify the obstacles and how to overcome them. Methinks teacher needs to practice this before she teaches it! So, off to the studio I go.
While I waited for the dyes to dry out on the porch, I cleaned up the computer, so over-loaded with images and stuff that it was about to crash. Every now and then, I also stopped to smell this heavenly rose from my sweet student Abi. Ahhh...
This, in turn, inspired me to take a few shots of my own garden roses, tropical punch,
and buttercream. (The Rose Society will frown on me for inventing my own names. But don't they fit?)
Lately I have been working through this book (click on photo to learn more about the book), so later in the day this is where I focused myself.
Here are some snippets from my encouragement page:
and a couple of details from my left-brain/right-brain page spread.
I value the author's vision and the process she leads her readers through. [Insight into lulu's head: she scores highest in the mathematics realm on iq tests, but she lives like a total right brainer - completely! Weird, huh? (Maybe it's because we didn't wear seatbelts as kids, and I did smack my head pretty hard in the back of the old station wagon...)] Anyhoo, good book! I recommend it!
BIIIIIIG yaWN! Now it is 11:46 p.m., time for beddie-bye so that I can wake up early tomorrow to pack up my classroom... :-(
But wasn't today a GREAT DAY!!!?!?!