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MARCH 6, 2012 6:36PM











*sips hot chocolate*

Yeah I know. That was a bit much for drinking hot chocolate, but ::stretch:::  it's been a long day!

 And some crazy sh#t.... it's 70 degrees outsid… Read full post »

MARCH 5, 2012 1:06PM

The Unicorn: Children's Book Cover

This is just a start to the cover... it's for a friend. 

It still needs to be inked and painted in watercolors...

 But, I think the gist is there. Here are two stages in the process.



Stage 1: To check and see if this is what she wanted.… Read full post »

MARCH 5, 2012 11:44AM

The man with the wild white hair.

White hair, messy, like Albert Einstein. Slightly built for a man of about sixty-five years old. He was definitely a force to be reckoned with as a youth, no belly fat there. Cargo pants with the side pockets on the thigh, button-down white shirt, a little bit worn. He wears a… Read full post »

MARCH 4, 2012 3:03PM

Deborah the Judge: A sketch

Deborah The JudgeEXP
In about 20 minutes I will be entering the art studio.
Palette, white-clearish paint box filled with oils.
Old brushes, my laptop, because I need calming music to get my grrove going. Provided I am entering a studio already in peaceful quietness. 
They have children's cla… Read full post »
MARCH 3, 2012 11:59PM

Blowing the Shofar: A Sketch

9" x 12"
Ink on Paper
This is really just a quick sketch. I thought I wanted to paint this on canvas. I guess it's up in the air. It's really between a few different sketches what I will begin tomorrow. Right now, the canvas is white.… Read full post »
MARCH 2, 2012 6:07PM

My day in a Haiku


Stepped into the rain.

Cross the busy avenue.

The light blinking red.


Clunk the Red Eye door.

Fumbled my bag and zipper.

Air blower on feet.


Escalator Moves.

One Three Seven One One Two.

Punched in move along.


Forty-Five minutes.

Passing time for five classes.

Watching the… Read full post »




1. Is it really that hard to pick up a piece of paper and put it in the garbage?

2. No.

1. Well, if i ask you and you dont want to do it, then tell me. 

2. Well, when is dinner going to… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 26, 2012 2:40PM

Dick Blick Art Contest Awards Plagiarism


I blew up the photo. I know it will go over the edges, but you need to be able to see it for what it is.


SO, I walked into Dick Blick Art Store and asked the front clerk who the winners were for the February LOVE art… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 22, 2012 6:02PM

Should RACE Be A Factor In Admissions?

Quick vote



Should race be considered as a factor in public universities' admissions policies?


*This is not a scientific poll*


This is what… Read full post »
FEBRUARY 20, 2012 4:06PM

People watching at Starbucks

There's 4 chairs a table and a rug in this corner. My husband sits in the chair to my left. A woman with a silve rlaptop, black iPod headphones on, purple pen and paper on the arm, and ice water in a cup with a green straw on her left. The… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 16, 2012 7:47PM

A Poster On The Wall Where We Clock Out

I wanted to share this with you.
Good sound advice right? Check it out.
The black box on the wall to the right is where we clock out, and this poster or whatever this piece of craftwork is has been hanging on that spot for about 4 months.… Read full post »
FEBRUARY 6, 2012 6:38PM

You are AMAZING!

Doesn't a note like this put under your windshield wiper make you smile?

It did to me!

At first I thought: "Oh no!!!! The parking nazis got me! Wait, I thought I put enough money in?"

Then I noticed every single car had one on theirRead full post »
FEBRUARY 5, 2012 9:40AM

Cursive Writing Viewed As Archaic



Instead of learning cursive writing, students are expected to have proficient keyboarding skills. Many school districts are no longer requiring students to learn cursive, which is being viewed as an archaic form of communication.

For example, last week I wrote prose covering my e… Read full post »

Yeah, and I'm a space-cadet .... and and... 

 so .. .here's two ink sketches... 

 Please, I'd really appreciate it, but which one should I choose?

Last year I entered what I thought was an amazing ink sketch of the entire inside of starbucks, people and all... and some 'chick' who… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 2, 2012 7:10PM

"In a Sentimental Mood": A sketch

 There's an art contest at Blick Art calling for Love Themed artwork of any medium. So, I thought I'd give it a go. I have two sketches, this is the first. 
In a Sentimental Mood
9" x 12"
Ink on Watercolor paper.

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JANUARY 28, 2012 9:06PM

Swimming in paperwork.

A list of paperwork, which I believe negatively affects education. 

This is what myself and others do because apparently it is important.


1. Scope & Sequence - Yes, this is important academically, in order to have a view of the year. We spent a year in professional development in… Read full post »

JANUARY 26, 2012 9:05PM

Antique Words

It's only been ... a few years...  since I graduated high school and dammit it wasn't that long ago.

It seems to me... in the several years I've been teaching, that students don't understand many of the words I use. They had no idea what it meant to say "a… Read full post »

JANUARY 22, 2012 10:57AM

What is rain to you?


It's Sunday, and according to some religions, this was given by God as a day of rest. I know, I'm Jewish, but who says I can't lay in bed for two days? *smile* Oh, alright, it won't be all day! There are things to do!


The weatherman, rather, my app, tells me… Read full post »

JANUARY 11, 2012 4:17PM

Journal Entry from a Student

Everything below the line is from a student.
What's on *****'s mind:
Well for starters the quote on the board is dope af. It's so true it's almost like the war. Bombing for peace is like f*****g for virginity! KIDSSS (i… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 13, 2011 7:23PM

Forest in Paris: Pastels

"Forest in Paris"

"President Barack Obama Wednesday said even God wanted to put Americans back to work, invoking divine blessing for his joust with Republicans over measures designed to slice into high unemployment."

(source: Drudge Report) 


YAY!!! God is on our side!!!!

God-s computer 


&nbs… Read full post »

APRIL 24, 2011 12:08AM

I won't walk 5,000 miles.

It's been a little over ten years that my father has been on dialysis.

It's kind of sad, but I don't know how old he is either. Every year I guess when his birthday falls. I think it's May 23rd? I think he will be 54 this year? Wow.… Read full post »

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APRIL 22, 2011 2:42PM

The apple fell far from the tree.

I am the only child.

 Well, except for my mom.

My mom was the youngest child of three and the only one that was not adopted. She grew up in the 60s and 70s and was the definition of the times. Long hair, smoking weed, partying, free-love, and much… Read full post »

I've been fighting Trichotillomania for 29 years. I saw photographs of myself as early as two years old with the condition. My mother confirmed. She thought I was losing baby hair for some reason, she didn't realize I did it to myself.

I'm 31. I'm reasonably successful, bright (I think), and… Read full post »