Wednesday, July 24, 2013

On art and education....

I work for an assisted living facility where seniors live. I plan their daily activities and try to enthuse as much laughter and joy into their days as I possibly can. I am a their cheerleader and I am tired of the same old routines... bingo, uno, and paper hopscotch are just a few of the monotinous games we play over and over again. So, I have decided to undertake a program where we have partnered with an elementary summer school program. These students are between the ages of 5 and 10. They have visited with us twice now and we have encouraged their reading and writing and now we are on to art! We are hosting our first annual art show for these students and my residents are judging the show. It has been such a treat for me and the residents to see these fabulous works of art. Pics do not do the work justice. We have watercolors, collages, pottery, drawings and masks! The ribbon awards ceremony is tomorrow and I can't wait. The teacher has said the children are excited... my seniors are excited... it is a win, win situation! I love ART and what it brings out in others.

Here is a sneak peek at one of the winners and some of the other work!
Best of Show!

Pre -K and Kindergarten

Fifth Grade

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Sharing my Photo's

Zinnia and Cardinal Vine

Cannas and small flying butterfly

Zinnias with butterfly


Butterfly Bush

I love taking pictures and using the sun to back light my plant photos. I just used natural sunlight taken at odd angles in order to create the "effects" I did border a few pics but did not use filters.. 

Friday, July 5, 2013

Who I Am

So after a few days of Mercury retrograde and communications being all haywire and such, I decided that everyone who reads my little blogspot needs to know that this blog represents only the tiniest fraction of who I am.

I blog when I have time (rarely) or feel moved to share. I journal much more with paper and pen than I share here. If you take this tiny part of me and try to psychoanalyze the whole of me, you'll be lacking the most of me and will only come up with a fraction of me.... gee, can I set that to music?

I am so much more than the few words I've shared here. People can only accurately describe what they perceive and experience. Perceptions differ in the light of the eyes that view them...

Just so you know, Mercury rules communications and when he retrogrades, these things do run amuk. He also rules moving parts and electronics so if things are fritzing, blame Mercury. It is not a good time to sign contracts or buy electronics. He will go direct on July 20 and the change will be a welcome relief as it always is when he's finished disrupting the universe!  

So, just in case any of you are wondering who I am, these are my personal perceptions of me and who I strive to be: I am laughter and light. I am joy. I am a big kid at heart. I am a lover of animals, nature, and art of all kinds. I am peace and understanding (unless I'm taking something too literal which does happen as has been brought to my attention again recently). I am stubborn, strong willed and independent (but learning to lean on others). Life is too short to be filled with worry, anxiety and fears. Of course I am human and I experience all of these emotions but then I let them slip through my fingers like tiny grains of sand as they serve no good purpose in my life that I can ascertain. 

Can we ever really know anyone from the few words they write and share openly? Only perhaps if we've been reading them for years.....

My shoes probably tell a lot more about who I am than my blog does so I thought I'd share my most favorite pair! My red, white and blue, flowery Dansko's! I have happy feet! Peace and Love to you all and I hope you survive Mercury retrograde with your communications intact!