Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
There will be times when I go off on a blogging tangent - and today is one of those times. I will call these posts "sidenotes." Sidenotes are when I just HAVE to get something off of my chest and I will provide you with fair warning. Here it is..
Does anyone else get annoyed with Christmas commercials for Lexus, Hybrid, Mercedes, etc. (insert any car brand)? Let me explain.
WHO DOES THIS?
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
My favorite holiday cards are ones with a personal touch, how about you? Being away from family has converted me to the oh-so-awesome PHOTO cards. You can get really creative with what image to include and the photo makes it so you’re “present” at Christmases far, far, and away.
Instead of driving to Ohio, Kyle and I are staying in Maryland for the holidays. This means we’re already brainstorming our “card pose” so the Ohioans don't forget us. One year we dressed Oscar up as Santa Claus but after several takes and fake beards we ended up not using the picture. (insert regret face here)
I like it because the simple and clean design does not take away from the photo. Are you getting excited? I am because aside from loving holiday stationary, I really enjoy STAMPS. The little swirly lines that are stamped on our stamps are just the coolest. You can't do that on emails.
Have fun browsing the options over at Shutterfly and good luck with the card making!
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Does anyone else have sharpie fests? It's fun to give a little "assignment" so the sketches have some sort of direction. This way you get to see everyone's interpretation which is the best part. I never knew Kyle could sketch so symmetrically. I was impressed and amused all at once. I am thankful he puts up with my sharpie fests- he's the best.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
I starred this post on my google reader and thought I'd share. How cool is this idea? I don't know how many times I've thrown out those darn bread tabs. (I simply loooove toast in the morning so we go through bread pretty frequently).
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
I don't know about you, but I always have intentions to make alllllll of my Christmas gifts. It never works out. I run out of time. This year, I need to choose DIY gifts that are not only unique but also easy to make.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Not only am I an advocate and huge fan of art education but I am also an avid follower of children's art. Don't you think they have the best imaginations? Well it was my lucky day last week when I received an email from my friend Katy, artist/art teacher extraordinaire. She recently debuted a blog highlighting her school's art program and it is fan-freakin-tastic. I was in eye-candy heaven while browsing her images. She is such a great art teacher.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
I love my job. Teaching art to elementary kids is not only rewarding, but also filled with surprises. I was out on bus duty Friday morning when one of my second graders presented me with this awesome drawing on posterboard. It came complete with a hug AND an artist statement written on post-it notes. Here's what she had to say:
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Kyle recently found Mary and Max on our Netflix 'instant' que so we watched it and I couldn't take my eyes away. It's been a long time since I've seen such a creative movie, and I guarantee you'll have several laughs. Although clay-animated, with kid-friendly characters, some of the dialogue may not be appropriate for the youngsters. I highly recommend watching it if you're bored with all the junk on tv.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Today is November 1st so I thought I'd make a few goals that I'd like to achieve for the month. Goals are grand and making a list of goals is even better. I heart lists, don't you?