Tuesday, April 28, 2009

GOoooo NuggETS!

We met Joe and Christi last night to eat wings and watch the Nuggets game. The nuggets killed New Orleans, ahh it was fun to watch. It's always fun win "your" team wins. Hopefully they will make it to the second round and we can catch a home playoff game. They are so cute.
happY TuesdAY*

Monday, April 27, 2009


Saturday was beautiful.. took the dog to the park, played in the grass, worked around the house. ..I even woke up to coffee in bed. V ran out before I woke up and brought me yummy coffee and a pumpkin bread. yum. On Sunday I ran 17 miles (got sunburned on the back of my legs and arms) and spent the rest of the day being lazy.
But this morning... I had to bundle up because it looked like this when I stepped outside.We ALMOST planted the garden on Saturday.. I'm glad we didn't. Brrrr! I'm ready for Spring.
Hey.. I helped sponsor a giveaway over on Summer's blog, go check out the cute things she is giving away. Enter her drawing!
HaPpy MonDAY!

Thursday, April 23, 2009


I've been having trouble uploading photos the last few days so I haven't been able to post. I spent Tuesday evening at my friend Anne Marie's and snapped a few pics of her cute kids. This is Ginger. That braid sticking off the side of her head is awesome. I really like how blurry this one is.
And... Grant. cute.
Only 19 more days of school (if you're counting.)
I feel really busy... hopefully things will be slowing down soon. I'm looking forward to a restful weekend. I'm getting a facial on Saturday, I haven't had one in almost 3 years. eek.
And.. I joined a book club that will be starting this Sunday, yay! I'm really looking forward to that.
Hope your week is going well.

Monday, April 20, 2009

More SnOw>>more PriNtinG.

It snowed like crazy at our house this weekend. Vito took these pics outside Friday night with the tripod and I didn't even mess with the color, these are straight out of the camera. So pretty, the lighting is so interesting. It was such a beautiful night.I spent all weekend inside and printed lots and lots dreamy things I can't wait to share. soon soon.We were also very very busy watching Clarence and Bernice take care of their new babies! That's right.. Bernice laid 5 eggs a couple of weeks ago and now she has 4 little inch long hairless birdies to feed. They are so tiny. We spent a lot of time peeking into the nest. I think Vito might take a couple to his office... anyone else need a finch or two??
Hope your weekend was restful. I only have 20 days left of school..eeekk!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

EtSy ArTist.

I LOve Jenny's etsy shop. I stumbled upon these portraits yesterday and fell in LoVe. These portraits are so stinking quirky and cute! Also.. last week I was featured here! This website is really cool.. full of goodies under 20 bucks.
I was also in this really cute etsy treasury! It's full of birdie goodies, my fav. Thanks shareen.

It's been a busy week here in art teacher land. I've spent every spare minute getting ready and hanging our end of the year art show. I'm so happy it's Thursday.. the weekend is in sight. I sent another screen off to indyink yesterday so I'm hoping to be printing again all weekend. I've been doing some fun things, can't wait to share! almost finished.
Hope you're having a good week.
hapPY ThursdAy*

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

MaTTy & CannoLi**

MattY came down from Ft. Collins for the weekend with his friends to celebrate his birthday! The house was full of boys ALL weekend. 6 actually. 7 if you count the dog.He wanted V to cook.
And V cooked a lot. Dinner... Breakfast.. Lunch.. I don't think the table got completely cleared from one meal to the next. We couldn't keep up. What a savage.And Easter... we went to V's parents for dinner.
It was nice. I made cannoli for the first time and it was really good. Even made the shells! (with help.)And last night, V took me to the Nuggets game! I think it was one of the best games I've ever been to.
...not just because of the game...
but because it was DOLLAR hot dog night. Yes! I love hot dogs. And, at one point while I was double fisting hot dogs with my face covered in ketchup we were on the KISS CAM! I've always wanted to be on the kiss cam... it was my night~! so fun.
HapPY TuesdAy**

Friday, April 10, 2009

LasT NiGhT**

I had my little art night last night at my school and had a terrific turnout. I'm thinking over 230 people came, it was great. Everyone got a big chunk of clay and had at it.Now my classroom is FULL of all this clay and I will probably be firing until the last day of school. My hands this morning looked like a 90 yr old woman, all dry and cracked. I think it's time for a weekend manicure...!Also, I wanted to show off these really great still life drawings some 2nd graders did. I secretly wanted them to give them to me instead of taking them home...
They used paint, chalk pastels, oil pastels and I LOVE them.
LoOk at those colors! yum.
I hope you all have a restful weekend and a great EaStER holiday!
Thanks for swinging by.
*** *** ****

Thursday, April 9, 2009

RuTh IshbeL MunRo

I like this UK artist.
A few of her paintings scare me, I think that's why I like her work.
I have a big 'family art night' tonight at my school. Parents bring their kids to the school and everyone makes a clay masterpiece. I had about 100 people come last year. This year, over 200 have rsvp'd. So... I should have some fun pics soon soon. It should be a fun time!
HapPy ThuRsdAY!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

SummER, can't wait*

I met Deb at the Brew Hut last night, the weather was so warm and beautiful. The guys were brewing outside (notice the barrels of grain behind me, not my favorite smell.)I'm so looking forward to summer. From the looks of my drawing right now you'd think we were in the middle of July. I'm ready to be out for the summer, only 6 weeks of school left. EeeK! The end is in sight. HapPY WeDnEsdAY**

Monday, April 6, 2009

TaOs and SanTa Fe**

Vito and I took a little last minute trip to New Mexico for the last bit of my spring break. The weather here in Denver was snowy and cold so it was nice to get out of town and enjoy the desert. We did lots of driving, hiking, gallery walking (loved the georgia o'keefe museum) and talking. It was nice to spend so much time together.We camped our first night, it was very windy. The southwest has such a unique beauty, i was so inspired. I did a lot of fun drawings I'm finishing... can't wait to show you. I'm getting ready for an etsy update.Vito took this picture of this tree.. isn't it beautiful!
It was a fun four days... I want to go back again!
I hope you had a great weekend, thanks for stopping by (i'll be putting more pics on flickr.)
xo tam

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April FOOLs**

Vito's shirts on their way to the cleaners are probably the springy-ish thing I'll be seeing all day. It's supposed to snow 5 inches this afternoon. The weather has been so crazy, and now it's April. One day is warm and beautiful and the next day it's snowing and cold. My week off work has been amazing (as time off from work always is...) and yesterday I printed some burp cloths (for heather,)
they are really cute.
We're headed off for a little weekend getaway and I'll be back Monday with some fun pics. Have a great rest of the week! Happy FoOLs day.