Friday, May 28, 2010

It's done now

"Pack my bags, I'm going away
It's over. I'm going home.
Thank you people, but it's too much to stay.
It's done now. I'm going home. "- Badfinger

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Happiness :-)

It just hit me that right now I am the happiest that I've been in a long time! Summer is just around the corner and I have so much to look forward to!

I have a new job to plan for! I know that I am a nerd because reading the curriculum is making me get really excited. The types of lessons/projects come SO MUCH easier to me than the levels I have been teaching this year.I can't wait to start at my new school!

I am done with my certification and have passed all my exams. (and most importantly done paying for it!) I am nearly finished with my Master's degree, but painting will be my focus this summer. This summer my art is traveling to Prague (to show my technique) and I'm crossing my fingers that next summer I will be traveling there.

I am about to be in my wonderful friend, Katie's wedding this weekend and I am planning to visit her in Charleston when she moves there in a few months.

Right now, I feel like I have so many things to be thankful for. :-)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Summer Fashion Obsessions

Those of you who have known me for a long time know that I have ALWAYS had a love of retro fashion. In middle school and early high school I had REALLY long hair when nobody else did and everyone always asked me if I was a hippie and told me I should cut my hair. to 2010 and popular fashion has finally caught up to my style :-)

Bohemian and 60s-70s fashion is EVERYWHERE, but with more flattering, modern fits. I remember in high school WISHING that stuff like this was available for sale and it wasn't at the time! I actually have several thrift store pieces that I had altered that are almost identical to new fashion that is out right now!

Let me share with you a few of my current fashion obsessions, which ironically have not changed much since the time I was in 7th grade:
Flowing, patterned blouses or dresses:



Ankle boots:


Anything with fringe:




And as always really cute sandals: (lets face it, in Houston, sandals can be worn nearly year-round)




Monday, May 10, 2010

Cha cha cha changes

Today I found out that I got a transfer that I applied for in my district! I am very excited to be working at a new middle school! The school actually opened this past year, but only with 1 art teacher- now I will be the 2nd art teacher for next year! The facility is incredible, complete with office, storage closet, kiln, and outdoor area for art! I am also really happy to not be the only art teacher at my school. No matter how nice everyone is, there is nothing quite like having another art person to share with. Another plus is that it is a much shorter, easier drive from my house than where I am working now! I've already signed up for lots of professional development classes for this summer and can't wait to be able to focus on teaching secondary next year! Yippeee!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Fun Weekend!

First of all, we are in the home stretch of the school year and I couldn't be more excited! Only 3.5 weeks left!
Glenn and I kicked off the weekend by attending John Alexander's art opening at McClain Gallery with Mija and Jody. John Alexander is one of my favorite artists who started his career in Houston. It was a small show highlighting one large painting and the supporting sketches for the painting. He is good friends with Dan Akroyd who was there too! He touched me on the elbow and said "hi." haha! I am a huge fan of vintage SNL and Ghostbusters so it's kind of weird to see and meet him in person.

Saturday, we went to see Iron Man 2 and eat dinner with Amanda & Eric. Amanda and I had some funny balloon hats made at dinner and decided to document them!



Tomorrow we are going to visit my mom and dad in Lake Jackson in honor of Mother's day, which should be fun!