Saturday, October 16, 2010

A few new to share

I have a few new artworks to share from my scrappy weekend with the girls!

Mischief Maker
This one is for the Scrap That Baby blog prompt. I love this photo of my youngest. He is such a trouble maker! So, this photo with his striped pj's and gate bars is perfect to show his inclination towards getting into everything! Come play along with us!

This one is a mixed media artwork that I created with some of my photos and free clip art that I added to tags and cardboard with photo transfer techniques. I'm framing this one and showing it in an art show. Yes, that's a branch sewn on.
This one is fun with my son and some simple strips of paper.
Brother Play
The boys at the playground. I created this framed template with some chipboard rectangles and cut out ones in different sizes and sprayed with glimmer mist.

I made a few more but I'll save those for another post! I think I'm going to try to post at least twice per week if you'll be patient with me! I have lots of ideas but time is something I don't ever have enough of! I'll be cropping next Saturday too and can't wait!!!


Thursday, October 14, 2010

I'm Alive!

It's been so long since I blogged. Life has been so crazy busy with school starting and getting back into the rhythm of the school year. We've already encountered rounds of illness for each of us... Hello, germ factory! However, I have to say that I'm feeling much more balanced this year. I find that things are not so overwhelming this year. Maybe it's because I've been through a year of teaching at the elementary level. It's still hard, but not as hard.
Here are a few back to school photos:

First day of school morning!
What a big boy! My 1st grader

Okay, so school started and I was invited to attend the NYSUT (NY State United Teachers) Leadership conference in Lake Placid, NY. End of September, peak foliage, a weekend away with other professionals and adult conversation? YES! So, off I went to learn about the new teacher evaluation process (APPR) and talk to other union members about issues facing teachers today. It was a fun, educational, and interesting weekend. The weather was great and the shopping was awesome! I got 2 new pairs of boots at the Bass outlet. Nice! Okay, any time I find a deal on cute boots is good in my book! Here are a few photos from the view from our hotel.
Last weekend was our annual scrapbooking weekend away in Hamilton, NY at White Eagle Conference Center. My girlfriends and I packed our scrap bags and off we went to create art, drink wine, and eat good food! We were not disappointed! Fun times had by all! I lost my voice on Friday at school and it was not a healthy weekend for me, but that didn't stop the conversation or creativity! I was on a roll.. I finished 11 different artworks! Whew... I'll share some soon as soon as I'm sure they won't be picked up in a magazine! LOL!

That's it for now... I will update SOON! Promise!