Sunday, July 8, 2012

Painting Inspirations from Pinterest

Hey there....went a period of time where I couldn't log into my own blog account and just about gave up! I literally felt hijacked!  I hope I'm back on since I've missed writing about "stuff".  I've been collecting lots of fun picture on Pinterest...not too sure yet what else to do with it.  I love the recipe ideas, and pins from some who seem to have my same cracked sense of humor. 
It's been so hot, I come home from work and melt, even though my intentions are to take long walks, hikes, and buy a bike so that I can ride through the park on soft summer nights.  Right!

Here are a couple of pictures that have amused or amazed me from Pinterest lately, and will be inspirational in my new projects:

Monday, February 13, 2012

Dirty Mouth?

Wow! It is amazing how fast the English language changes.  I enjoy the study of the changes and how teens really influence it, so my job as a teacher keeps me fresh.  Well, kind of.  Old lady smell is fast overtaking my speech patterns!
I don't have much trouble with words used by kids that finally make it into the dictionary like "bling" and "grill" because they have been around so long.  Ones that take me off guard are off the wall words that now mean something totally different to young ones than they do for me.  For example, English teachers have forever spoken of old cellars that are dark and dank, but when I said this, sniggers were heard all around.  What did I say?  Well, it seems now that "dank" not only means "marijuana," but also is a way of saying that something is really good.  "Boy, that food tasted dank!" the cool guy exclaimed.  And please remember that thongs are no longer worn on the feet, but on the can...but then, the can-can is no longer at the rear, but on top.  I ought to just stop talking because everything I say seems to be worthy of a mouthful of soap! 
On the upside, mayber some of the old words that have taken a bad rap will go back to their originally harmless state.  "Gay" sometimes means "lame" now and is just a limp away from meaning "happy" once again.  One can only watch, wait, and hope.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Putting my Toes in the Water Again

Brrr!  It's been a long time.  I was excited to start teaching again, and REALLY thought I could do it all: work, blog, craft, sell.  That's me,  a superwoman in my own mind.  But, the reality is that the last year has been a difficult adjustment.  It's hard to remember myself this time last year because my new job seemed so hard, and my personal life was a mess.  Practice has made my job tons easier, and I'm back home giving it one more try with my husband. 
I have been putting together more of my art journals that leave for personal entries, art or magazine clippings, photos, poetry, ephemera, souveniers, etc. I found a book on old men's adventure magazines, and that has made for some fun journal pages!
I'm going to start small and hopefully add momentum, and can't wait to get back in with the likes of y'all!