Monday, August 31, 2009

School Has Begun!

School started last week. I was very nervous, putting my little one in daycare, my oldest going full day to school and me going back after 5 years. It's been hectic, but I'm starting to get into the swing of things. I like my classes so far, I'm enjoying breaking out of my usual thought process for new projects. I thought I'd share my first project with you. We are to make a self portrait using photos, that doesn't mean me taking pictures of myself myspace style, holding the camera facing me while driving, or facing the camera at the mirror to show how awesome I look :) We are to collage photos that represent ourselves. They can not be cut, cropped or computer altered in any form. Here is a sneak peak of what I have so far. Strange huh. Well let me explain. I have two children, boys, and they are a huge part of who I am. Not only that but there have been countless times that I've heard, "wow he looks just like you" "He has your eyes" "They look so much alike" "Did you clone yourself" the list goes on. So what I have done is photographed myself and my children, taken different features and made 1 face. This is not the final piece, I'm still playing with eyes and noses. The project is due next week, so far my prof is diggin the idea. Lets hope I get an A.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Back to School

Buy Handmade

Yup, it's that time again. Back to school, time to buy supplies. 1 week left of summer here at our house, so now that I've got the kids ready it's time to get myself ready. This summer I went back to school. 5 years after graduating college I'm back. I'm working on my bachelors, and getting a teaching degree :) I think my favorite part is getting ready and buying fresh new supplies. There is something about a brand new notebook, and the smell of a new box of crayons that makes me smile. I decided to share my Etsy favorites for back to school.

Friday, August 14, 2009

I'm back

I've been away for a while on vacation, busy with order and back to teaching. I taught two screen printing classes this week. One was a Twilight themed class, the tweens had a blast making their team Jacob shirts. They are ready for the new movie to come out. Take a look at their wonderful work.