Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Odds and ends, stuff to share

It's been too long since I posted.  I just got busy/sidetracked and now I have a lot to catch up on!  First of all, I want to share my own personal new look!
 If you are in the Facebook art teachers group, you've already seen these photos.  I've decided that being a little old blue-haired lady no longer needs to have the negative connotation that it used to.  Wonder what color I'll do next!  I'm wishing this color wasn't going to fade, but unfortunately it will.  I just washed it for the first time and I already see a bit of a difference.  :(

Second - the results of my giveaway, which somehow I never posted.  Two winners were randomly selected from the entries, and were contacted and received necklaces in the mail.  Down the road I may pick a few more!  Here's who won:  longtime blog reader Christie now has the necklace pictured on the left.  Christie's terrific blog is called Fine Lines.  Another regular blog reader Janel, who blogs at Teaching van Gogh...Lend Me an Ear?  received the necklace on the right.

Third - my Pacon projects!  In a post earlier this month (you can find it here), I told you how I got involved designing a project for Pacon using a new type of black paper, and in typical fashion I came up with three lessons rather than one.  And they are now all posted on the Pacon website!!!   Here are direct links to all three of them: 

And fourth - a little family share - my son's rock band, The Functionals, played a 'gig' at the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston last weekend.  His bandmates are all long-time friends of his, and we know them/their girlfriends/their families all quite well.  So it was fun to see all of the families show up to this gig, as well as their  many co-workers who came to listen and show their support as well.  My son is the bass player, on the right. 
 
 My son's mostly female co-workers at Corinthian Events all showed up in these shirts they had made before leaving the office on Friday (really, just Sharpie on white duct tape, stuck on shirts).  They gave these to me and my husband to model (photo below).  Don't worry, my husband is NOT assaulting me in this photo, he's just turned awkwardly to show the back of his shirt.  I think it is so adorable that my son's co-workers like him so much! 

That's it for now.  Hopefully you won't have to wait so long for another post from me.  Thanks for being patient!

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  2. Hey Phyl -- I CAN'T BELIEVE YOUR HAIR - - WILD!!! Good for you!!! I LOVE my new necklace! Have worn it twice already and got compliments both times. My mother loved it so much I think she wanted it for herself!! Am wearing it again tomorrow to a luncheon - - it goes with so many of my clothes I could just about wear it every day:)) Thanks again.
    Christie

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    1. So glad you like the necklace. As for the hair - after one washing it has faded a bit. Grrrr. My hair just doesn't hold color well. I'd like to keep the rich blue a little longer!

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  3. I am new to your blog and love it - wish I had an art teacher half as enthusiastic - I came by you when I was looking for Picasso faces on Pinterest - love the hair, mines salt and pepper and once it is all salt, I shall colour it pink :)
    I make jewellery too - do visit my site on www.capriliciousjewellery.com - am in the UK - and the site has a link to the Caprilicious blog, if you have a mo

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  4. Love the hair; you are brave. How do I join the Art teacher's face book page??

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    1. Um, not sure. I think the must be a place on the top (or somewhere - layout differs from phone to tablet to laptop to PC) to request to join. Then one of us will get an email to approve you, I guess. I don't know how I ended up with permission to approve, buri randomly get emails to approve someone. Hope that helps.

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