Work and teaching started up again 2 weeks ago and I find that I have very little time for much else…pretty much usually for the month of September. Once I manage to get my classes in order and don’t have to teach something new in every class I will feel a little more settled. I am proud that I managed to memorize 120 names in less than 2 weeks. I will admit that it is first names only. I will recognize their last names when I look on the list but when I look them in the face I know their names…quite a task I tell you!
I have a painting downstairs that taunts me every time I walk past it but I just don’t have the time so I will walk past it and wish I had a bit more energy in the evenings and think that I will get to it on the weekends but they are always busy too. Eventually I will get it done. Probably when I decide that I want to use it for an assignment example and need to finish it!!!
I woke up to THE BEST sunrise last weekend and managed to get a few shots of it. It was spectacular and 5 minutes later it was gone.
I’d gotten up early because I couldn’t sleep anymore and when I let the dogs out I saw pink sky. I had to run for the camera because I knew it wouldn’t last long and was I every right. 5 minutes later there were just clouds and blue sky. Almost missed this one.
We had a spectacular bumper crop of red peppers this year. Perfectly formed. Bright red. They looked delicious. Except they were only an inch big. I have no clue why. Sad little things. They were cute…
They all fit inside a little, itty, bitty sieve that we have for straining the tea.
I have managed to fit in some art that is not school related. I am participating in the “Altered Brush Project” with Donna Downey here I thought it would be fun to participate in an international art project and have a little piece of me hanging in her store. It was fun to do and I should be mailing it out this week. Notice the bottom of the paintbrush where I created a scalloped edge! I really enjoy that detail.
So last week my students made thier art journals and I will have to photograph them this week and we started learning how to draw hands. This week we are drawing feet. I have two fun and unique projects planned for that and as soon as I finish the examples I will post about it. I had planned to get them done today but the brush took about 5 hours to finish and I am done for the evening.
Off to enjoy the rest of my evening!! Thanks for looking!