Let It Snow!

My students are tired; my colleagues are tired; and I am certainly tired. I can’t figure out why we’re all so exhausted less than three weeks into spring semester, but we are and we need a little break. After a preview of this week’s weather, my son and I started praying for a snow day … Continue reading Let It Snow!

The Perfect Time

Autumn is the perfect time to take account of what we’ve done, what we didn’t do, and what we’d like to do next year. This weekend, I received three stunning autumn-themed swaps from Diane W. (Midteacher on swap-bot). Each was sent for a swap in the A Thousand Words group. The handmade postcard above was … Continue reading The Perfect Time

Sunflower Field in Autumn

there is peaceful. there is wild. i am both at the same time. nayyirah waheed, “sum,” salt Today’s sunflower comes from my photographer friend Diane–midteacher on swap-bot. She continually inspires me with her beautifully crafted photos. For “Sunflower Field in Autumn” Diane tried a creation process she had just discovered.  For this project she: “gessoed” watercolor paper … Continue reading Sunflower Field in Autumn

Red Roses, Yellow Roses, and a Little Slice of Paradise

Recently–as in two months ago–my friend Kemi shared with me photos of the beautiful roses her husband gave her for their 21st anniversary. That reminded me! I hadn’t hosted a “roses” photography swap in quite some time. In fact, it had been four years since I hosted the “One Perfect Rose” swap on swap-bot . … Continue reading Red Roses, Yellow Roses, and a Little Slice of Paradise