Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Snow, School, Sickness and Snips

I'm working on a series of insect snips to hang down in my studio. I made a lot of insect snips as Artist Trading Cards, but would like to have a few of the insect designs for myself.

Today was a teacher inservice day, so kids didn't come to school. Lucky dogs. It was snowing like crazy, but teachers still had to go in. I had been asked to lead an inservice for high school, middle school and elementary art teachers in my area. Leading any meeting is pretty far down on this list of "things I ever would like to do." Plucking nose hairs would be more favorable to me than leading a meeting. In the end, no one called me an idiot or fell asleep, so I guess it went well enough.

My room looked great! Thanks to my neighbor, MK, for letting me park carts of junk in her room during the meeting.

At the end of the inservice, the school system announced that the buildings were closing early. I had planned on going to the doctor's office after work but they cancelled all appointments after 3. I think that I'm getting better anyway. It's about time. I've had this cold, or sinus thing, for the past ten days.

I got this in the mail today:

And this:

MaryLClayPainting traded these wire Artist Trading Cards with me for two of my insect ATCs. I just adore her work. ADORE it. Especialy the crab one. She has an Etsy shop too. Wonderful Wire.


Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Well I had a lovely snow day Jan, never even made it out of my PJ's! We have an inservice at the end of Feb', you're very brave I wouldn't want to do one. Feel better soon.

LDH said...

Your insect series is great. Hope you show a picture of them completed and displayed in your studio.

Pink Feather Paradise said...

I adore your snips.... do you use scissors or a craft knife? The skill involved is amazing!

Well done on leading the meeting! It would terrify me!

I love the crab and the seahorse, I will have to check out your friends work, thank you for sharing!

X Alex

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perilloparodies said...

Aren't Mary's Wire ATC's just WONDERFUL!!!! I have one, and it is certainly one of my most favorites, along with some others like your bugs and any others I have received from you. :-) I hope you feel better soon, and I hope you have a great day. Can't wait to see all of the bugs you create. Love them! But then, at this point, you know that. Will you make them bigger than the ATC size?

Oh, on our trip to the States I got the Bee scissors and love them, though, I am more comfortable with my xacto knife at this point. :-) Well, thinking of you. Soon...