Sunday, August 25, 2013


Two more days until Art classes start for students! The art room and I are totally ready. We have a big first day coming up. Along with the usual review of rules and procedures, we will be starting a school-wide collaborative project inspired by the work of Dale Chihuly.

Now that school is back in full swing, I will be posting updates every weekend (usually Saturdays). Also, parents don't forget to come to Back to School Night this Tuesday. You can check out the art room, preview some of the projects we will be working on this year, as well as sign your child up for Art Club (going to be awesome this year...will explain in detail in a couple of weeks).

And with that....LET THE SCHOOL YEAR BEGIN!!!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Back from Vacation!

Well as the title of this post implies, I just returned home from a super fun weekend vacation! When my husband and I were on our honeymoon 5 years ago, we visited Chattanooga, TN. While there, we visited Rock City. We made a promise with the owner that day that we would visit again on our 5th anniversary.

Our anniversary was actually on July 25, so we were a couple of weeks off. Also, for this trip we decided that before we went to Chattanooga we would visit Georgia, specifically Atlanta. Neither Mr. Chance or I have visited Georgia before...which is kinda sad considering we live relatively close to it. Well, better late than never :)

While in Atlanta on Saturday, we visited Zoo Atlanta, IKEA, and the High Museum of Art to see the Girl with a Pearl Earring exhibit. I was very impressed with all of the places we visited, especially the High. If you ever have the chance to stop by and see it, I would highly recommend it! Obviously, we did not have enough time to visit Atlanta, but for the few places we did go, we had a blast!

BTW, Rock City was awesome again. I loved it when I was 7, I loved it 5 years ago and I loved it this time. We are now actually planning on going to back every 5 years.

It is hard to believe that school starts next week. School actually starts for me on Thursday. Although I would not mind a few more trips, I am super excited for school to start and found myself talking about it numerous times during our vacation. I can't wait to see everyone and get a fabulous year of art started!!!

As for my picture here....this was located outside of the reptile house at Zoo Atlanta. Had to share it with everyone :)