Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Photos of myself, that is. That's what this page is about that I did today.
Lots o' stuff on this page:
Pics of me of course, ink, calligraphy ink. black gesso, misc. handpainted papers, electrical tape, old text, graphite, acrylics and water soluble crayons.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Something happened this week that I wanted to share. One of the things I have been nervous about (thanks for art therapy helping me get through my anxious times) is my Gillian......again.Whats new, right? Something is always going on with her! She is now going onto first grade.........she has been in a special ed class-mostly due to needing a smaller class size, and she has some developmental delays. Well for first grade, she is going to an entirely different school, and she is going into a regular ed class, because they are making some big changes. I have been nervous because I have had no answers from the people I had called-luckily, the principal of the school was my son's Kindergarten teacher-so she has known Gilly her whole life, and also about the challenges she has faced. She was also the preschool director. This all has been a real blessing. She assures me she will be taken care of, and in a situtation that will benefit everyone involved. This is SCARY. She will be there allllll day. I worry that she won't go to class once she sees the playground equipment, etc. How will I know she will be where she should? And what about her lunch-is she going to sit and eat it or just go play?? YIKES!! Well, I also know the yard duty folks. I already got to talk to one of them and made her promise me she would keep an eye on her for me. The school Gillian WOULD have been going to before these changes were made did not sound too good-this was from people who worked with the teacher herself. I was stressed beyond belief-I wondered how I would get out of that. So these changes seem to be good. I just need to have more faith-everything seems to have a way of working out.Above is Gillian, enjoying a Shake from Ruby's diner. I love that picture.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Today was fun-we went to our local Cherry Festival-here where we live there are lots of cherry orchards and the Cherry Festival is always the kick off. I screwed up my REALLY good eating habits today by Eating something I HAD to have-I will probably be paying for it the rest of the week in laziness, but trust me, it was so worth it!LOL
Chocolate dipped Cheesecake on a stick! It doesn't get better than that! It was worth it to go to the festival just for that! Then I went back later to see the 80's band "Berlin" play! So cool! I got some good shots-I darn near went deaf in the process as I was right next to the speaker, but it was worth it. LOL
Again, for me, its about being brave. Taking Risks. Thats not something I would normally do either :)
I am tired. I hope I did enough walking today that I walked those calories from the Cheesecake off LOL
Friday, June 6, 2008
This "spilling" thing is really going deeper! Its kinda scary! This page is venting out feelings I have had for a long time. I am shaking just doing this, but to confront these feelings feels great. I had some emotional abuse growing up, and (gulp) I have always sort of felt rejected. Its something VERY difficult for me. To protect myself from being hurt, I throw up barriers. I don't mean to, but in the end, it makes things horribly painful for me. Anyway, thats what this page is about.
The Photo on this page is one that I took this past week, on the way to one of Gillian's appointments. There is this abandoned building and I always love passing by it, just to see the cool graffiti.
Another Journal Page. I am loving this journaling again. Its been a while and I had forgotten how much I really loved doing it. I am still shaky though-this getting personal stuff is kinda scary. At the same time though, its therapeutic.
I felt like sketching today-so thats what I did for this. I don't sketch too often-its kinda scary LOL But I don't think it came out too bad!
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Another journal page.............This morning on my walk I was listening to my Ipod and "nothing lasts forever" by Echo and the Bunnymen came on-I had forgotten it was on there and so I have had this song going in my head alllllllll day. So, I had to do a page in my art journal on it .
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
I am not as nervous about the workshop though as I am about the Program! A few days before the workshop I am going to display some of my work and do an actual demonstration-yikes! In front of people-YIKES!!! Did I say YIKES??????? I am a very social person. But, get me in front of a crowd and I can't speak. I guess I am gonna have to say alot of prayers!LOL I used to teach some classes and of course did some demoing at stamp shows and felt very comfortable with that-but that was a long time ago and I am really out of practice.
I am sure once I get comfortable with how I am going to do the demo (of course got to plan all that out) I will feel more at ease. But still-YIKES!!!!
I spoke to the lady today about it and we were laughing about it-it should be a fun group-hopefully I will be able to loosen up :)