Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Paper fun!

Hello again my friends!
While I was visiting my daughter last weekend I couldn't help but
notice the sweet paper ornaments she had made!

They were hanging in her dining room from her chandelier.
She made them out of strips of scrapbook paper.

Then she hung some pretty glass beads and 
attached ribbon to them.

How pretty are these?

Next we are both going to make some heart 
shapes for Valentines Day!

Once in a while it is fun to take a break from
painting and teaching  and just whip up some crafts!

Thats all for now!
Come back by and visit again
really soon!

Hugs,  :O)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Downton Abbey

Ok...OK...Am I the only person left on the planet
that hasn't seen Downton Abbey?

What do you mean they are already 
in their 3rd

OK ... 

I have just downloaded season 1 
to my iPad and I am happy to say-
 In the next few days I shall be all 
caught up
with the rest of the world!!

In the meantime I did take the little quiz...
"Which Downton Abbey Personality are YOU?"

My results were...
Drumroll please..
Lady Sybil Crawley.

I do not know anything about her character yet but....
I shall soon find out!
It said-You are Lady Sybil Crawley. The youngest daughter of Lord Grantham, you’re compassionate, strong, and really concerned about social justice. You’d also like to be able to vote. The bravest and most idealistic member of your family, you’re the most likely to end up at a political rally, try and help a servant to a better job, or scandalize your sisters by wearing pants to a party.

To find out which character you are-
Go to

Thats all for now see you soon!

Monday, January 14, 2013


Hello again my friends!
Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

I  am here at school getting ready for my next class.
Look what I found!
I had done this little watercolor portrait some time ago.
This is my oldest grandson!

I have always adored children and when I can capture them in watercolors it does make a lovely keepsake!

Have you thought of having a portrait made of your little ones?

Write me at
I would love to hear from you!
Or just leave a comment below!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Hugs :O)

Thursday, January 3, 2013


Greetings and Brrrrrr
We are having a cold snap up here in Massachusetts.
I really should not complain since I really do not have to be outside much!  Just going to and from work each day. (and maybe a stop or two after school)

It is times like this that I am grateful to be a high school teacher and no longer have out of doors recess duty. 
Ohhh Yes, I have had plenty of those kind of duties in
my career.

Today I had some hot soup I bought from Wegmans. 
Yummmy yumyum... was it good!
It's their spicy "Buffalo Chicken" soup.
Thick and creamy and just hot enough to make
 your nose run and your eyes water!  I highly recommend
 it even if there isn't a cold snap where you live!

In my 3d class we have been making paper beads.
I made one as an example and I must say I love it!!

Sorry it isn't a really clear photo...
I only had my phone to take the picture with today.

While I have the materials out I will experiment with some more styles of beads.  For now though, I love the contrast of the black and white paper bead against the red glass beads.

Thats all for now!
Have a lovely evening 
:0) (keep warm)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Vacation is over....sigh...

Hello there!
                     Hi Ho
                                Hi Ho
                                         Its back to work I go...

Tee hee- I love my job!

It's a mighty cold day up here in New England.
But, to balance it out the sun was shining so brilliantly
some students actually asked me to pull the shades down!

I took a photo this morning .
Doesn't it make you feel chilled just to look at it?

All for now folks!
Im in between classes so I am going to
 brew a big ol' pot of tea and 
put another sweater on.


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year My Friends!
It's a fresh start...a new beginning...
Infinite possibilities!

From my home to yours...

My Very Best Wishes
To Each Of You!