Sunday, March 30, 2008
Came home yesterday after a great trip to Boston and the convention. Saw 2 great sessions on Protein Folding and Creationism vs. Evolution (yes, I love to stimulate my geeky side of my brain). Walked around the vendors and picked up some Freebies and saw some cool animals from Sea World (Flamigo, pengins, sloth, etc.) at their exhibit. The convention was at the new convention center and our hotel (the lovely 1 star Howard Johnson's-it was clean at least) was over at Fenway, so we rode shuttle buses and walked. Had 2 rooms at the hotel with 3 of us per room, and so it was a good time. Sat around in our pjs and played Scattergories, drank a bit, played pool Friday night, LAUGHED A LOT, got wet in the rain Friday but at least we missed the big snow at home...5-7 inches. Katie had a snow day but at least Portsmouth wasn't canceled. Coming home Saturday morning we went from bare ground to snow not too far north of Boston. At home the trees were still white and it was pretty against the blue sky but it is almost April and it has been snowing since early December, so right now I'm not sure winter will ever end this this.
Today was NICE though- sat out on the deck in my sweatshirt and we had melt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
See he snow gage- its like at 2 feet 8 inches right now and was over 3 on Friday with the snow.
So yesterday after a nice 3 hour nap I started taking the tiles I made last weekend and doing some polymer clay tile pieces. Got 3 put together by tonight, which I'm showing you here.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
This old photo is from a bunch I bought on eBay a few years back. Thought it was a bit springy- with the flowers and the girls in short sleeves...leaves on the trees...I'm celebrating our really nice day!
Hasn't been much of an art week at all. But I've been tired all week and rather hivey. Did so much clay tile making last weekend I'm ok with it too.
So tomorrow I am off to Boston for 2 nights. Its National Science Teacher Convention, and a bunch of us from school are going down and spending 2 nights so we can have some fun in the city besides conventioning. Need to pack tonight as I'm heading out right after school. I may hang out Saturday and walk over to the Isabella Stewart Gardiner Museum- haven't been there in ages- since I'm only at the convention on Friday. Looking forward to it most definately. Be back over the weekend then- hoping for lots more melt by then too-since April is just a few days away. This will be a fun way to end this month!!!!
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
That was one great trip with sun, warmth, lots of blue skies, the spring crowds...
Oh I loved Italy.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Hope everyone had a nice Easter. Not much of a big holiday for us, not the big church-goers in this house, but it was a wonderful blue sky day and RELAXING!
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Looking west into Westminster from Tower Bridge. Shows what a big city London is, but it doesn't feel so big when you're out there walking around.
Below, a famous view- the Houses of Parliment. This is from the London Eye. Love how you can see the red double decker bus driving over London Bridge.
And finally, also from the London Eye, looking at the North Bank and the big train station- not sure which one this is because I want to say Charing Cross and its not that one.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Laurie's book which is the inspiration for this class and my art. I bought this book last summer whne it came out and I've made a lot of tiles over the past summer, but wasn't sure what to do with these tiles, till now. Next weekend-I hope to be able to make tiles and tiles and more tiles. Take a class with Laurie if you ever get the chance!
Friday, March 14, 2008
Anyhow, love the mind. Not the brain, the mind as in the photo, Mind your step. Or the best one is the recorded voice that goes "Mind the gap" when you get on and off the tube.
Canal boats- over by the zoo and Regent Park. Need to check out what canal this is. Wait- I just looked and this is Regent's Canal.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Feeling tired tonight. Since we've come home it has been SO busy. Today I had Leadership Teacher and we went to Timberland Shoes in Stratham. Man, what a talented bunch of people and I learned a lot. Who knew that it took so much to make shoes. This designer spoke with us, and he was a genius. How he came up with shoes, wow. They had gone to Spain to inspiration for their summer shoes for 2009.