If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Santa Cruz Beach boardwalk

My best friend Heather and I headed to the boardwalk for 65¢ rides. We used to always go with the Fremont boys when our friend Jonathan lived in Santa Cruz. This time it was just the two of us hanging out.

We almost fell out of the Giant Dipper.

I had a corn dog with mustard.


"I want to fly."

Ever since Heather was little she has always wanted to fly. So we went on this ride. We were the only ones holding our arms out pretending like we were flying.

Ferris Wheel

No one ever goes on the Ferris Wheel anymore...niether did we. I remember when I was in Ghana last summer on the way to the school that we volunteered at everyday we passed by a random Ferris Wheel.

Bumper Cars

An unsuspecting Heather had no idea that she was going to get rammed into...

by me...ohh ah ah ah...

on the bumper cars.

The coolest ride

I discovered the coolest ride at the boardwalk. It's tucked away so people don't really know about it. I'm not telling. If you want to know where it is you'll just have to go with me.


I was fortunate enough to run into my friend Justin who I haven't seen in a while.


As we were standing in line for a ride I couldn't help but notice that this lady had really big feet.

Saving lives one doll at a time

Adrian is explaining to us how he gets to play with dolls all day at work.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Bocce Ball

On Sunday Ryan, Jared, Emily and I gathered a Greer park for some Bocce Ball. Jared kept referring to the pallina as the "white thingie." He obviously hadn't played before and didn't know the proper terms.

The Players

Throwing styles

Emily threw like a lady.

Ryan took the golfer, feet together stance.

Jared preferred to fly like superman...because...well...he is.

I just did the best I could.

My Family

This is my family.
These are my darling nephews, Hudons (6 mos) and Jonathan (2.5 yrs)

This is my family trying to take a photo all together.

Rambunctious little one.

My nephew Johnny is always running all over the place. Eating sugar off the top of a cookie.

Or playing inside of the giant wind chimes.

Who's that behind the train?

Oh, it's just Johnny.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

To all my friends

Thank you to all of my friends for being there in a time of sorrow. Thank you for the emails, letters, flowers, fruit basket, phone calls and words of comfort.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Thoughts from someone else

"I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."

-Albert Einstein

Friday, June 2, 2006

Art Students

In my Art Theory II class that I teach my students had to give a presentation on an artist and create a work of art in the style of that artist. They were incredible and it was a proud moment as a teacher. Here are some of their creations.

Wayne Thiebaud

My student Sami did her presentation on Wayne Thiebaud. Who is best known for his vibrant colors with his cake and candy counter paintings. She copied a set of tempera paints. I am very impressed with her.

Robert Rauschenberg

Stacey did an impressive piece in the style of Robert Rauschenberg. He is known for his "combined paintings" which are sculpture/ paintings.

Here is a painting that one of my students did last year in the style of Rauschenberg. She did fabulous job.

Marcel Duchamp

My student Whitney created a Marcel Duchamp piece of art. He would take am object out of it's context and call it art. He is most famous for his urinal.

Pablo Picasso

Christina represented Picasso in an amazing way. Picasso was a communist who condoned fascist through his paintings. He is a cubist best known for his blue period.

Wassily Kandinsky

Kandinsky was an abstract painter who's work evolved from expressive free forms to the geometric abstraction of point and line.

David Hockney

One of my most creative and innovative students Kate, did her presentation on David Hockney. He was an eccentric and unique artist who didn't care about what people thought. To him painting is a, "process of seeing and thinking rather than imitating." He showed motion through his photo collages.

Eva Hesse

Arielle my student who will eventually go on to own her own fashion company presented Eva Hesse. Although Hesse had a short life (she died at 34) she produced a large amount of incredible works. She experimented with 3-D pieces using latex and fiberglass. Lines were important to her and which she was most interested in conveying.