Wednesday, May 26, 2010
I have taken 24 days of my life and put all my energy into find a teaching job. I have not let myself paint, or draw, or blog, or work on my website, just job hunting. And today after the long and winding road of trying to get a professional job to call my own, I was offered a teaching job at 8 am this morning. I got to visit my future classroom, heard the words salary and benefits, oh my god! I can't believe this is real, but at the same time it feels so natural. It feels like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders, and every thing I have ever wanted out of my life is obtainable. So here it to the beginning of the rest of my life, now I can relax and enjoy the rest of my summer in peace!!!
Sunday, May 2, 2010
So before that happened I decided to jot down my ideas before I forget them all in this surge of ambition.
First and foremost I want to use my art to help people, since an art therapy certification is not in the cards for me right now, I want to try to change the world one tiny way at a time, here are the bare bones of my ideas
- Paint bowls to donate or sell to raise money for local animal shelters
- Sell some artwork to donate money to the Animal Rescue for the recent oil spill
- Get some celebrity bowls signed for Empty Bowl Project
- Raise some money to help rebuild the playground at Brooke Elementary
- Host a fundraiser for an OCD organization
On top of that I also want to start chipping out a place in the art community for myself. I want to create products to sell at festivals. Get prints made of some of my artwork I cannot part with, and really try and get out there and develop skills, including
- Caricaturing, and drawing pets
- Exploring my love for making cute ceramics
- Learning to make jewelry
- Having a show of my own
- Writing / illustrating a children's book
And on top of all these things, I just want someone to give me a real teaching job, so I can have a stable permanent home and have that part of my life mapped out and in place.
ahhh there now I wont forget anything.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Haven't wrote in a while for fear of breaking on of my resolutions, dwelling on the negative, but I realize that I have to vent and get it out somehow, for it has stunted my creative growth and therefore caused me to not make art or write for weeks. So right now I'm sad, my favorite cat disappeared and hasn't come home, job hunting is awful, makes me feel like an unorganized cow, and I had been feeling like a sloth. I know now reading this it could be worse, but I get stuck in a rut and I'm ready to snap out of it. This week has been alot better, I started working out and eating better. This has given me more energy to brainstorm and find new ways to deal with my unhappiness. I have a new plan of action for finding a job, no more of these cattle call job fairs, its time to take a more personal approach and not worry about whose shoes I might step on. I have found a creative project to deal with the loss of my Chu, and allowed myself to be devastated no matter what others think. What people don't understand is that I lived on my own for many years and the only company I had through all of Jeff's absentances were my pets, and now my Chu who I had for 5 years since she was a little Christmas kitten chewing on my belt, being toted around in my purse, sitting in the passengers seat of my car cat is gone. Time to move on, think I'm gonna volunteer at the animal shelter this summer, help other kitty find homes. Anyhoo, just feeling blue, tomorrow will be a better day...
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
This was my favorite piece or artwork I made my senior year, the one and only year I took an art class in high school. It's a mono print that I went back over with chalk, it was shown at the AISD end of the year student art show.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
P.S: Plus I passed my final certification test, I can officially teach in Texas as of February 19th!
Monday, February 22, 2010
The Latest: Sam Worthington, current boyfriend as of May this year
The Hubby: been with since I was 15 married at 23
I'll let ya'll be the judge, am I truly in love with the same type of guy?!?!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
I have succeeded in making 4 pieces of art for the past 4 weeks, that's on schedule.
I have written a bit but am not at the everyday mark yet but I'm getting there.
I am currently reading "The Time Traveler's Wife" but am only like 100 pages into it, I need to jump on the reading wagon and bust out 400 hundred more before Feb. 1st, but I'm off this weekend and a bulk of it shall get done then.
I have rid my closet of all size 8 shoes and donated them to a sixteen year old who will make better use of them.
My contribution to the community is taking in and finding homes for a litter of helpless kittens. I have found homes for 3 of them so far, 2 more to go before Sunday, fingers crossed!
My bank account is in good standing, catching up on bills and staying in the green equalled a DVD treat for myself cause Blockbuster has movie 3 for $20!
Working on the self promotion, got the shell of a website going, taking pics of things for Etsy and getting new business cards made yey!
Ah (sigh) my cup is runith over...
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Other resolutions include:
-to grow out my hair, I kinda miss it, and have consistently had short hair since senior year of high school.
-to only buy size 9 shoes, I have a big foot that lingers between a size 8 1/2 and 9, yet I'm delusional to believe that size 8's are comfortable. Yeah they are fine for walking around the department store for five minutes when you first try them on, but completely sucks after a night on the cobble stone downtown.
-to not overdraft my bank account, this trend is what causes me to get into unnecessary debt and rely on Money Box to cash and keep 1% of my checks, it's time to financially grow up!
-to get involved in more organizations and volunteer. Before I entered the work force I volunteered alot and working with the Empty Bowl Project last year really reawakened that desire to help out in the community.
-to go to more concerts, the plus is that most of my favorite bands are from the 90's and their tours are cheaper now that they aren't mainstream. Seeing Third Eye Blind was such a surreal experience, I traveled back to my 14 year old semi-charmed life.
-to travel, even if it small trips like to the beach or to visit family, a change of scenery is good for the soul.
- and lastly to commit to creating a means for myself, promoting my art and crafts, along with my teaching abilities, I've been praised for my teaching skills, I was student teacher of the year for crying out loud, but I'm so scared and insecure with not meeting the hype and expectations that I've been hiding. No mas, time to get out there and see what I can do!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I've decided to create this blog as a means of documenting the journey I plan to take in this new year. 2010 marks the beginning of my life without the distraction and obligation of school, and I am making it my mission to dig up and conquer projects and desires I have buried over the past 8 years. Formal school is awful in that it robs you of all desire to create because there is so much pressure and grade point average looming behind it. For the past 8 years I have been told by professors to pick a subject, pick a medium, when all I want to do is dabble in them all. When I graduated from high school I was certain I was going to be a writer. I wrote poetry, got into screenwriting, had a completed short and 38 pages of s script written when I just stopped. Life got complicated, I got anxious and without practice or passion the ability to write was lost. This forced me to find a new outlet, art, art was the easy choice, it's what comes natural to me, and this is what make it ideal for me to teach, art is me. But as much as I love art and teaching, I don't feel complete. I long to write, to create imagery and play with words. I feel that if I can find balance in both my outlets that I will be whole, a real Heather, who I'm suppose to be...we will see.