Thursday, January 28, 2010

I feel like myself again...

Hair-wise, anyway...
It looks like a dementor got me in this one. (yeah, that's nerd talk)

I am loving watching the student work being created in my classroom. It is very inspiring, and if I may brag on my students a little bit, pretty amazing. :-D
Here's a little bit of what's been happening in my classroom.


The last kinder class I did this project with posed the question, 'Why can't we wrap you, Ms. Poe?' I couldn't come up with a good reason. So... no, I did not escape being wrapped myself. LOL!



I'll put up more, once I get the glitter on them. I heart glitter!


Oh, again... I would love to have a print of Rob Ryans's work

so romantic...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Finished Paintings!!!

They are ready to go for $100 a piece! Let me know if you're interested. I can mail them to you (shipping free in US). Acrylic on paper, varnished onto illustration board. 8" x 10"

Sunday, January 24, 2010

My painting for today

on a 24" x 24" gallery canvas... This is my first large abstract. Well, what do you guys think? The flash on my camera fades out some of the subtle color changes (especially the blue-greens) , and textures, but you can see most of them. :-)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Beautiful Saturday Morning

I got up this morning and found myself an absolutely beautiful day. I took an art book on Toulouse Lautrec with me to Taqueria Chapala for breakfast this morning, read the whole thing, and had a cheap yet delightful quiet breakfast.

After I left, I went to the Natural Gardener. I LOVE spending mornings, on beautiful days, there. The air was so crisp and fresh too. I actually started tearing up (haha not unusual for me). I really do love plants, and butterflies, and animals. It was amazing to see how different everything looked since I took photos there this past July. So much work goes into everything. I wonder if people even notice. I am realizing that art and gardening are my true passion. As I was walking around the nursery this morning, I kept imagining what my gardening would look like, if money were no object. (which is SO much fun!) I need a sponsor! :-D

I thought this little guy was so handsome! Now, I want some chickens! haha

A cute little work bench display. Can I have three of each, please!?

Another shot inside the tropical greenhouse.

I did a little swinging myself on a different swing, and it was awesome! No, seriously! ;-)


I love their square foot vegetable garden. The thing that looks like a hutch is the same size square footage as the ones on the ground, but it keeps the deer out, and is great for people with disabilites to be able to garden. Love it! (although, while I was looking at it, I was thinking. I want some bunnies to put in one of those in my garden)

I can never resist petting a little Lamb's Ear.

This was not my basket, I was living vicariously, wishing it was. I was good, and left with only photos. :-)

My aunt has one of these persimmons growing at her place. It looks amazing in fall, with giant orange globes hanging all over it.

Mmmm... mustard greens

I thought this was a neat idea. A wall hanging of sedums. I bet it looks amazing when they are all blooming.

Isn't this guy cool? I'd call him Gary gargoyle.

Polka-dot Pots!

This catwalk is awesome! I want one!


This is what the butterfly garden and the grape area looks like in the winter. It is VERY different from summer. Whoever did all of the work clearing it all out deserves a medal. That was a lot of work!

Now, I'm watching my recording of Caprica! Yay, so far it is amazing! Then, I'm going to do some more painting.