Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Last day of June! Time flies when you're having fun! I was talking to Angela and Julie about their summers so far and we all have had people tell us how nice it must be to be teaches and have the whooooole summer to do NOTHING! It gets SO frustrating to hear that....they must not know we actually have already worked the hours that we have off for summer, or that we use the summer to do all of the things for OURSELVES that get put off over the school year, or that I have to work REALLY hard to actually just do NOTHING (thank you, Kathy Noel for that help!) or that sometime I just want to smile at them and say, "YES! It's wonderful! Sucks for you!" :)
Anyways...went to the fair today! As always we trek through the farm animals, and it was feeding time this year! Pigs fighting, goats humping, man was it exciting. And there were these poor, adorable animals (I don't know if they are alpacas or tiny llamas) but they had just gotten shaved and people just kept walking by and LAUGHING - they were the sorriest but cutest things...
I met with my friend Angela today, who just got back from a trip to Italy and was inspired to go through my own sketchbooks from when I lived there.....I dig out some old wisps of ideas inspired by renaissance paintings and put my own twist on them.
I've been wanting to get another tattoo since I got my 1st one, but the question is always WHAT? (Where is a good one too!) It always cracked me up that an old student of mine (Miss Irin...) once said to me that when she visits me in 10 years she hopes to find me all tatt'ed up and making art still. So I've been thinking more and more about it, and am leaning towards possibly something written in a neat font, something dealing with LIGHT (since that's what most of my drawings have to do with) and something reminding me to look inwards. This image is just an idea....
Sunday = BRUNCH! We were at this great spot in Hillcrest called DISH, and a pair of legs accompanied this woman into the bar.....yep, huh??? If you haven't been there, try it. $1 mimosas and some good food - plus a DJ; it's a party during the day!!!
Every once in awhile, school comes back to haunt me. I have been thinking about AP a lot lately and trying to stop myself....this represents the piles that we (teachers) deal with throughout the school year, and how it tends to trickle out into our summer between school years.
I am having a hard time loving all of God's creatures at the moment...a mole (or something big) is wreaking havoc in my garden. It's eaten the carrots, kohlrabi, radishes, the peas, half of the melon plants, and is heading for the tomatoes.....humane efforts to get rid of him have not worked so far.