Sunday, December 26, 2010

ALERT: dailies 12/19-12/25 POSTPONED!

hi friends, and merry christmas! unfortunately, my present away-from-home-ness for the holidays means that i am scannerless, and can't update my dailies until i get back! i apologize for the suspense; please look forward to a super-post upon my return next week! until then, here's a crappy cellphone picture of my packing list and the people i drew at the airport:
i hope everybody else had a lovely and relaxing holiday!  have a great rest of 2010, everybody!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

dailies 12/12-12/18.

tomorrow starts the last week of school before winter break and i am SO READY to jump on a plane the moment the bell rings on thursday! here are the dailies:

 sunday, december 12th: "sundays why are you always the worst?"
 monday, december 13th: "even if we totally fail at our respective careers, at least we can make a killer pizza."
 tuesday, december 14th: "one foot in front of the other."
 wednesday, december 15th: "planning for change."
 thursday, december 16th: "wow it was painfully today obvious how new i am."
 friday, december 17th: "slowly regaining control."
saturday, december 18th: "celebrating our own non-traditional baltimore christmas."

perfect early-christmas involved a series of baltimore staples: brunch at miss shirley's (margherita  omelette and pumkin cheesecake-stuffed french toast) and then take-out from iggie's pizza (gorgonzola pear, pesto-spinach-tomato with goat cheese, and duck with asparagus/red onion---WHOA) while watching season one of the wire. since christmas happens before my next dailies post, everybody have a safe, warm, and happy holiday!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

dailies 12/5-12/11.

so artmarket was a success! i do have a little bit of stock left over, so be sure to check back at my etsy shop for updates--- you might find the perfect gift for someone you know and like!

 sunday, december 5th: "CANNOT FIND THE OFF SWITCH."
monday, december 6th: "prepping and trimming and mounting and wrapping."
tuesday, december 7th: "doing my best to stay in touch."
 wednesday, december 8th: "NOT PREPARED."
 thursday, december 9th: "i'm so not sneaky."
 friday, december 10th: "RUN OUT OF GAS: now a metaphorical and literal truth."
saturday, december 11th: "eight hours later, i can finally unscrew my smile."

the countdown to christmas break is well underway, and i cannot wait to be able to self-determine my daily schedule and accomplish something other than lesson-planning. NOT THAT I DON'T LOVE MY JOB, i'm just ready to feel like a fully-formed human. have a great week, everybody!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

dailies 11/28-12/4+BONUS artmarket preview!

so, when did december happen, exactly? the plus side to winter sneaking up on me is that it is just 2 1/2 short weeks to winter break! yay public school. here are the dailies:

 sunday, november 28th: "feeling ready for the week for the first time."
 monday, november 29th: "tea is making a comeback."
 tuesday, november 30th: "spiraling out of control."
 wednesday, december 1st: "we only clean when we have company."
 thursday, december 2nd: "letting my guard down."
 friday, december 3rd: "perfect sushi with perfect company."
saturday, december 4th: "sprang out of bed and into action."

and! this weekend i have been working at warp speeds to get all my artmarket things organized, packaged, and ready to go! i am almost there, which is good since mica's artmarket starts on wednesday! head up to mica to find a HUGE and amazing selection of art, crafts, jewelry, and more at really reasonable prices. a portion of the proceeds even funds a scholarship for students; it's like the gift that keeps on giving! i'll be selling at the naea/art education table, and if you shop on saturday, i'll likely see you there! here's a sneak preview of my wares:
new this year are notecards in 7 different designs and a selection of 2010 dailies mounted on wooden cradles and ready to go right on the wall, no framing necessary. many of the old standbys are also back, including silkscreens and prints from the "what if...?" series and "the book sleuth."

if you can't make it out to the market, but are interested in some heart-sleeve studio goods for the holidays, don't hesitate to email me! everybody have a great week!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

dailies 11/21-11/27.

wow, so this entire post i kept wanting to write "january" instead of "november," which i think is my brain's way of saying, "HEY GET IT TOGETHER IT'S ALMOST CHRISTMAS." that, or it's trying to tell me, "HEY YOU'RE LOSING YOUR MIND JUST FYI." in either case, this long, delicious holiday weekend has been full of lots of to-do-ing, but also lots of nice warm, sleeping. maybe that will help with the crazy? now on to the dailies:

 sunday, november 21st: "nothing to report."
 monday, november 22nd: "two of my students came dressed as me for first day of spirit week."
 tuesday, november 23rd: "for just a moment i felt like the expert."
 wednesday, november 24th: "swallowed by a terrible nightmare."
 thursday, november 25th: thank you, world."
 friday, november 26th: "making slow and steady progress."
saturday, november 27th: "waited far too long to do laundry."

i hope everyone had a great thanksgiving, and is looking forward to a lovely holiday season! keep your eyes peeled for more artmarket updates, and have a great week, everybody!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

dailies 11/14-11/20.

another week of dailies are here!

 sunday, november 14th: "slowly pulling all the pieces together."
 monday, november 15th: "making no good use of my precious free moments."
 tuesday, november 16th: "ready for school for the rest of the week?! cheers!"
 wednesday, november 17th: "slowly approaching a normal schedule."
 thursday, november 18th: "i'm like a tiny celebrity."
 friday, november 19th: "a string of tiny ego boosts."
saturday, november 20th: "self-control, where have you gone?"

also, i'm prepping for sales at mica's artmarket in just a few weeks over the holiday weekend next week, so if there are requests you would like to make or suggest, lay 'em on me! the sale will be going on from december 8th-11th, so pick up some heart-sleeve studio goods for the holidays! you can also get a small selection of things from my etsy shop, or direct through me by emailing whee happy holidays! have a good week, everybody!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

dailies 11/7-11/13.

another week of dailies coming at you! i installed my students' first big art exhibition this week, and it looks pretty great, if i do say so myself. i'll be sure to document the opening this thursday and post some shots of my adorable middle schoolers.

 sunday, november 7th: "dodging my responsibilities."
 monday, november 8th: "preparing for a week on automatic pilot."
 tuesday, november 9th: "bring on round 3."
 wednesday, november 1oth: "and here i thought i was no good at marathoning."
 thursday, november 11th: "if teachers got paid overtime, i would be a millionaire."
 friday, november 12th: "slowly scoring points."
saturday, november 13th: "closing the curtain on work and taking a sacred saturday."

that's it! have a great week everybody!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

dailies 10/31-11/6.

oh sweet jesus i love daylight savings time! it snuck up on me and totally rewarded me with a legit extra hour of sleep this morning. WHAT A GREAT PRESENT. 

 sunday, october 31st: "woke up from a saucy jon stewart dream lingering from an incredible yesterday."
 monday, november 1st: "turns out i have a on/off switch for rage."
 tuesday, november 2nd: "wow i'm the worst host ever."
 wednesday, november 3rd: "physically unable to get out of my warm, cozy bed."
 thursday, november 4th: "there's always something else."
 friday, november 5th: "snacking my way through every moment of the day."
saturday, november 6th: "me and television have a very satisfying relationship."

enjoy your extra hour, and have a great week everybody!