Sunday, December 22, 2013

What the Art Teacher Wore #84

Light Up Monday: There were many a chat about my light up dress and Santa shoes. I overheard one new boy ask a veteran kid: "Why is she always looking so crazy?"  As if exasperated, he threw his hands in the air, turned to the new dude and said, "Duh! She's the art teacher!" This inspired a short convo on how different artists enjoy creating in different media (mine being clothing) and how the only person who gets to day Duh! in the art room is me. Duh. light up dress: DIY here; fishnets and red tights combo: Target; Santa shoes: DIY here
What I'm about to present to you are 13 of the very best Artsy Pick-Up Lines in the Universe. Never again will you approach that paint-splattered artist of your dreams unarmed with the right thing to say. Read over these lines carefully, friends, and simply click to vote for your fave in the poll on the right. The winner and their mystery prize will be announced by the end of next week. 

Here you go:

Hey girl, your use of tints and shades color my wheels. (Miss French Fry)

Hey girl, are you related to van Gogh? Because I see stars when I'm near you. (Miss FF)

I'm Degas-ga for you! (Katie)

Hey girl, you must be a ballerina because De-GAS! You look good! (Emily)

Hey there, come to this easel often...? (Julie)

Have I told you lately I Lourve you? (Laureen)

Hey baby, you're a piece of fine a...rt! (Abby)

Baby, you are so fine, you would make an Impression on Monet. (Troutgirl)

At first I thought you were sketchy but now I am drawn to you. (Mary)

Is that a tube of Golden in your pocket or are ya just lad to see me? (Laureen)

I'm an artist but...for you, baby, I'll get a JOB! (Laureen)

You put the art in heart, baby. (Laureen)

Are you a Picasso? Because I'm going to pieces over you! (Faigie)
I've learned my lesson with these shoes: I gotta put them on when I'm outside. Otherwise, the cat confuses the feathery white boa I glued around the shoes for some sorta animal that she must claw, chase after and bite. My bleeding ankles are not a fan of the cat.
Since this week was nutz, what with the full moon and the upcoming break, I've decided to keep this here What I Wore post just as scattered. So pick-up lines and rando photos from my week it 'tis!
Tacky Christmas Day! Tuesday: But, let's be honest, I'd wear this no matter what the day. When the faculty posed for our annual Tacky Christmas Sweater photo this fact was pointed out to me numerous times. Okay, I get it, I'm totes tacky, ya'll! blouse: vintage; headband: clearance somewhere last year; table cloth to skirt: upcoming DIY!; tights: Target; leg warmers folded over as boot socks: Target; gilded gold dot boots: upcoming DIY; giant bow belt: thrifted

Instead of just tacky sweaters, the girls in my sewing group and I decided to wear our latest creations! Not only are these two ladies incredible educators, but look at those fab fashions! Heather (lovely in the middle) created a skirt from a tree skirt while Bethany (beauty on the right) sewed up that super Santa skirt. Not gonna lie, the sewing group at my school is totally rad. P.S. Is that chicken photo-bombing us or what?!
Felted Sweater Wednesday: Have any of you ever attempted felting with children? I've had a lot of kids ask about my felting adventures and express an interest...but it seems more of a small group/art club kind of thing. Any thoughts, ya'll? necklace: vintage, gift from a friend; dotted blouse: Old Navy; felted dog sweater: DIY here; skirt and tights: Target; shoes: Dolls by Nina
I was so excited to come home and find this in my mailbox! It's a lesson I wrote for SchoolArts featuring the work of my (former) fourth grade students. Blog details on that lesson here and digital SchoolArts issue here.

Mrs. Claus Thursday: This has gotta be one of my all-time fave vintage etsy finds. I freakin' love this Christmas dress. It's always a good day when I get to wear bad that day usually only comes once a year! hair clip: DIY here; dress: vintage, etsy; tights: Target; shoes: thrifted, Crocs

Since I can't send all ya'll a Christmas card (although I'd love to!), I thought I'd share them with you here. This year, I uprooted four different photos from Christmas past had them made into our cards. These two were my faves simply because they are horrifying. What you see here is me, full headgear and '80's glasses receiving an OFFICE CHAIR for Christmas while my baby bro Kris looks on. I kinda look like I'm about to back hand him with a "Don't be touchin' my sweet office chair, fool!"
Of course, I can't be the only one in our household I humiliate. Here's a photo of hubs who is not at all enjoying his Santa experience. Although, to be fair, it doesn't look like Santa's having much of a good time either.
Two-Hour Friday!: I love our last day before break. A teacher buddy and I read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas on our school's televised announcements, our music teacher leads a sing-a-long of Christmas tunes during a school-wide assembly, parties are held in the classrooms (were I like to drop by and sample the goods) and then we all go home! And when I got home, I promptly took my long winter's nap. It was divine. tacky Christmas sweater: DIY here; tulle skirt: DIY here; gold leafed shoes: DIY here
Now before heading off to school Friday morning, I decided to treat myself to some Starbucks. While I was waiting in line, I noticed a guy who I thought was taking a picture of me. I brushed it off, thinking I was being paranoid until he did it again. Now. When you dress like I do, you get kinda used to odd stares and comments. And I've even had people ask if they could take my picture before for which I'm always flattered and gladly oblige. After a little bit of sleuthing, I found that not only was my picture snapped but it was also shared on Facebook. Thankfully the comments were harmless and funny but I honestly would have liked it better if the photographer had asked. Because, let's be honest, this is not my best side.
Everyday is Saturday for the Next Two Weeks! Enjoy your holiday time with all of the F's: Food, Fam and Fruitcake (the last two being interchangeable if you are in my family). sweater: vintage, thrifted; dotted top: thrifted; skirt:  Gap Kids, found at Buffalo Exchange; boots: Hunter

Don't forget to vote for the best pick-up line, ya'll! I'll be back soon with a coupla DIY's. Until then, have a great week's end!


  1. I found your blog through a picture on pinterest and have spent way too much time these past few days enjoying your blog posts, awesome style and great ideas for art projects (i homeschool 2 crazy kids).

    How on earth did you find the picture the guy took of you in Starbuck's?! That's quite the sleuthing!

    Happy holidays, I look forward to giggling over many more posts in the future.

    1. Hey Tansy, glad you found my blog! Thank you for your kind words. To answer your question, I teach in a VERY small town, just a block away from that Starbucks. When I mentioned to a coupla work buddies that I thought someone had snapped my photo, one of them had an idea who it might be. Small world! Thank you for reading and have a wonderful holiday!

    2. hey nice post Cassie. I like your style of writing. The way you writes reminds me of an equally interesting post that I read some time ago on Daniel Uyi's blog titled How To Succeed By Cheating Your Assumptions .
      keep up the good work.


  2. I found your blog searching info about Alexander Girard and I can only say that I love your style!

    Greetings from Spain!

    1. Thank you...I love Girard, don't you? Greetings from Tennessee ;)

  3. This is my favorite pick-up line..At first I thought you were sketchy but now I am drawn to you. (Mary)
    Love your creative efforts! You look like you have so much fun! Thanks for sharing your world!
    My daughter does a creative outfit blog with tips for the business world and traveling- but she doesn't get to dress so artsy!
    I teach art to homeschoolers-Please visit my blog for inspiration!
    Happy Holidays!

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  5. How tiny are you that you can fit into that adorable Gap Kids skirt!! I love all your style and shame on that person for taking your pic without permission! Hope your holidays were great!

  6. My cat hides inside the blankets or runs to the attic if loud noises are heard (fireworks, children, etc)... glad I teach him well that humans are not to be clawed uppon... If only I could teach him not to pee in every car bumper/wheel he finds...facebook

  7. Anonymous8/18/2015

    Sometimes you feel like a NUT! ...and, we appreciate that. Keep LAUGHING ALL THE WAY, and sharing your FAB ideas.

  8. Anonymous12/20/2015

    As a former teacher, I love reading about teachers who have fun teaching. Love your outfits. I taught science to young students for a few years, so did the Ms Frizzle type outfits for the science lesson.

    I think students remember and learn when learning is fun and unpredictable. Not test-mandated.

  9. So young in this dress, teacher

  10. I just don't believe it, could have been me! Full headgear in the 80s + challenging Baby brother (even two of them!):D :D
    Thank you so much for all the smiles and lol moments you give me!!!

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