Monday, December 5, 2011

Busy Busy Busy

It's been a while since I popped on here to update my blog!  I have been so busy!  It's been a whirlwind of a month.  I had my professional state conference last month and I agreed to teach 3 hands on workshops.... yep, you read right... 3!  That was crazy!  I spent the ENTIRE conference either worrying about, setting up, teaching, or packing up my workshops!  I took one other workshop and attended one keynote... other than that, I was a stressed mess.  I love teaching workshops and each one was very successful.  People packed in, I ran out of handouts, and there were lots of positive responses and sharing going on!  I LOVE  that!  That's what art teachers do.  We share and support each other.   I did get lots of good ideas. I learned about different ways to introduce curriculum and assess.  It was in Long Island and the drama from the hotel was not to dampen the positive vibes of our teachers!  Here are some highlights through photos:
Printmaking - Monoprinting workshop!

My Mixed Media Mania class!

Using Faber Castell Aquarelle pencils!

Texture paste relief

Loving those Gelatos!!!

Image transfer onto canvas with Gel medium

 Some of the results of the evening's fun mixed media playing with DMC products!

My student's work at the Student Art Exhibit

Love getting ideas from other schools! 

 On the scrappy side, I have some exciting news!  I was selected to be on the Scrapbooking From the Inside Out DT!  I am so super excited!  I think I found a community of women that are honest, willing to try new techniques and explore their own emotions and life.  It's perfect for me right now! Check out the site!  They have amazing kits that come with all the big name products!  I have also gotten on another DT that is still hush hush... I can tell you that it's a really cool opportunity and I'm excited to be a part of a huge group of rock star scrapbookers on this team!!!  YAY! 

My term ended at Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker and I was so sad about it, but I've been with them since they started and it's time to move aside and let some new scrappers in to enjoy Nikki and Dan's generosity and creativity!  I will never forget my time there and want to THANK them for having me on their DT for so long!  I loved working with Nikki's papers and stickers while making some of my favorite pages!  It was fabulous! 

That's it for now... I'm setting up holiday decorations, celebrating family birthdays, and getting in the Christmas spirit!


Phyl said...

I know I already told you, but I absolutely LOVED your Journaling (or whatever you called it) workshop. There were so many great ideas, especially great for my new co-worker who's still trying to figure it all out (plus we had fun in the hands-on segment, too).

But of course, sometimes the best part of conferences happens outside of the workshops. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to spend time w/you and both our co-workers Saturday evening. It was an absolute pleasure and I love how the blog community has brought so many of us together. Hope to see you next year in Rochester, and maybe we'll find the time to attend each other's workshops!!

ScraPerfect said...

Hey J!
I happened to be emailing about you just yesterday--found a pic of your where you put the ribbon down and printed on it (using the Perfect crafting Pouch to stop bleeding of course). Anyway, I was checking out a facebook page, following a post, a link and VOILA I found your name. Thought I'd drop in and say hello! If you are CHA bound this January, come visit me (booth 968). I'm releasing an amazing solvent cleaner--no fumes and safe for skin--great for removing my Best Glue Ever which is pretty hard to remove. Hey--drop by my FB page, blog or website and keep in touch-- Is is snowy in CNY yet? Amy