Monday, August 22, 2011

Kicking and Screaming

This is it. My summer is ending. In just two days I'll be back in the classroom, getting ready for the kids to arrive on the 29th.

I could cry.

It's not that I hate my job; most days I don't. It's just that it feels like it is just a job on so many days. It's not my calling. Sigh.

So, this means that time for creative endeavors is diminishing. I have to keep that in mind as I plot my next round of creative goals.

I'm definitely going to keep photographing and processing and posting to Flickr. I generally give myself a half hour each morning to do just that, so I intend to keep up that schedule this year.

This week, I'm going to try to work on the collage piece I threw together last night. It's missing something...

And I want to start a mixed media piece. I have the background ready; I had started and discarded it for another project. I want to at least get a layer of gesso or paint on it by the end of this week. I think that is a very fair goal to make.

And I want to find a bleach pen so I can do some custom-designed t-shirts. Results to be posted if I can find one of these darned pens!

Creativity aside, this is a full week. Groceries today. Must get a haircut tomorrow; my ends are fried! And I need a style; not just this long mass of hair. Two days of inservice and making copies and shelving books. Friday we're doing something that takes our mind off of Monday...

Busy, busy, busy!! Keep creative, my friends. Even if it's just one thing this week, do something that makes your heart happy!


  1. Those are pretty ambitious goals considering you have school starting this week! I'm sure you can do it though!! I'll be rooting for you and looking forward to the results!

  2. I'm sure your kids will get to share in some of your creativity. They are lucky to have someone so talented to look to. I love the "blow flower"! It is one of my favorites. The painted look of the green background is a great contrast.

  3. @Laura - I know! What was I thinking?! (I was thinking that I have a babysitter today, and I'm taking full advantage!)

    @Alex - Thank you! Each year I try to incorporate some creative works amongst the standard curriculum!