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Entries Tagged as 'teaching'

photo friday: art

February 22nd, 2008 No Comments

This is my photo friday entry for this week. I sure do miss teaching. I love being part of a school and sharing art with students all day. *sigh*


the day the images died

June 18th, 2007 5 Comments

I’m in mourning. I’m protesting. I’m crying in my spare time. My Canon 30D was stolen from my desk on Friday. I am still in shock. That camera represents more than a $1500 investment. It was also my artmaking tool, the way that I recorded and celebrated my life, my communication device with others, and […]


today’s excitement

June 14th, 2007 2 Comments

so much excitement to share with you…but this will have to suffice for today. =)


oh prom

June 1st, 2007 6 Comments

I went to prom this last weekend. I got all dressed up in a red velvet dress, wore lipstick and mascara, and gave my date all kinds of things to hold in his coat pocket. He was unbelievably handsome. I bought him a black velvet suit for the occassion and we had a little pre-prom […]


thursday is as good a day as any

May 18th, 2007 8 Comments

I love being an art teacher. Last night was For Arts Sake, a gallery event showcasing the work of Torrey Pines High School art students. We spent the two previous days cleaning the often haphazard art room and finishing, hanging, and labeling amazing student artwork. I like big things. My students showed an entire wall […]


overheard this morning in drawing and design

April 2nd, 2007 No Comments

If there was like a nuclear bomb and there were like seven people left, I would be the artist. Daniel Nani, who’s in my second period class and told me this morning that I was legally obligated as his teacher not to laugh at his painting, explaining the circumstances that would have to occur for […]


Have I mentioned that I have the best job ever?

March 22nd, 2007 No Comments

Last week my students and I learned about graffiti. They created thier own graffiti artist name (so as not to get caught yo!) and then chose a social or political issue to make a statement about. I am always amazed at the creativity that can be found in these students! My greatest frustration as a […]


photo friday: textured.

February 23rd, 2007 No Comments

i heart batik.


Happy Semester-end for me!

January 24th, 2007 No Comments

This was taken yesterday. If you can believe it, I now have 4 stacks of sketchbooks and portfolios to grade and I am no longer visible behind them. =) Thank goodness I’ve got great students. Their portfolios are filled with wonderful things that make me smile. The hours digging myself out of this pile will […]


San Diego is beautiful!

January 23rd, 2007 No Comments

I still find myself walking down a random street in my neighborhood saying, “I live in San Diego” in disbelief. Yesterday I took my birthday-present-Schwinn-bike to the thrift store where I bought a few items to cut up and remake. Then I sputtered all the way up the Washington Street Hill into Hillcrest, where I […]