Sunday, May 3, 2015

What the Art Teacher Wore #139

 Closing in on May Monday: I just cannot believe it. How can the end of my school year almost be here? We get out at the end of the month and I'm in tooootal denial as my kids still have so much to do! dress: vintage, Buffalo Exchange; belt and tights: Target; boots: old, Seychelles; necklace: Anthropologie

Y'all. I've been living in total denial. About many things (my hoarding problem; my issues with not-wanting-to-behave-like-a-responsible-grown-up; my strong addiction to dark chocolate...first thing in the morning). But most importantly, I've had my head in the sand over the fact that the end of the school year is so stinkin' near. And while I know many celebrate such (look, I love my summer daze, don't get me wrong), it inspires nothing but pure white hot panic in me. I get all, OMGaaah, we have so much left to do! HOLY COWZZZ, I had so much more I wanted to edumacate! And, biggest panic of all, GOLLY GEE, this means the art show is creepin' up on me like a kindergartener with a palm full of paint about to plant it on my behind (um, it's happened people. Like, more than once). Deep breaths. It's a-gonna be okay. Me thinks.

I hope to be back with you later this week with a DIY. Although, right meow, it'z lookin' like a hot mess. In which case all y'all will get a double dose of some art room goodness. Regardless, I hope to see ya soon! Have a fab week, kids!
 Having the opportunity to write for Nashville Arts has been one of the coolest things that has happened this school year. I love that I've had the chance to participate in cool opportunities (recording studio, anyone?!) and write about it, all thanks to Nashville Arts. In this month's issue, I wrote about my students chalking experience. You can catch a glimpse of the complete article here.
Doncha Donut Tuesday: I wish everyday was donut day. The kids did as well. They had as much fun with this project as I did making the hat! sweater: ebay; dress: vintage; belt: Pin Up Girl Clothing; tights: Target; shoes: thrifted; hat: DIY here
 "Look, I made Homer Simpson's donut!" That you did, girl. Complete lesson here, y'all.
 Bring on the Spring Wednesday: I'm so ready for it, y'all. Sadly, my yard is beyond ready for it. I spent countless hours just working on the front yard alone this weekend. I do love it to a certain extent. Although, I gotta admit, there are about twenty things I rather be doing. Like not pulling One Million Weeds for starts. dress: vintage; neon fishnets: free!; shoes: Clarks
 Holy moly, could these kindergarten self-portraits be any happier? Or cuter? Or wide-eyed and toothless?! I love 'em so.
 Stripe-y Spring Thursday: I have decided to bust out my spring dresses for this mild weather. I can only wear these spring color'd and long sleeve'd bad boys during these mild spring days. Pretty soon it's gonna hit 90's and never back down until November so I've got a small window to wear these lovelies. dress: vintage, Buffalo Exchange; shoes: Jeffery Campbell
Oh! So speaking of ceiling tiles, just one of my third and fourth grade classes had the chance to chalk ceiling tiles as well. The day of the chalking event, I still had my afternoon classes so for my sanity's sake, they worked in chalk as well. Since I have them for a shorter class period, these are progressing a little slower. I can't wait to see them complete as they are going to be installed in my art room!
 Me Made May Friday!: So, I'm super stoked because I've never, like neverrrr, been able to participate in #MeMadeMay. For those of y'all not in the know, it's this thingie where you wear something you've created for the entire month of May. I've never been able to participate because I never had enough me-mades...until now. So, for the rest of the month (and the next four-ish What the Art Teacher Wores), you'll be seeing me in my own creations. Like this here number...dress: DIY blog post here; sweater: thrifted; crinoline: Amazon; flats: NOLA 
Speaking of MeMadeMay, here are some me-mades I started this weekend! If you follow me on instagrams, you've already seen these works-in-progress. After seeing a million dollar vintage dress on etsy that had a lovely play on stripes, I decided to try my hand at that number on the left. I'm totally winging it which will prolly be the dress's demise. As for the number on the right, I'm using a vintage pattern. Both have a long, stitching road ahead of 'em so I don't think they'll be making another appearance here for a wee while. 
 Me-made Saturday! I thought I'd share with you one of my fave dresses that I just can't wear to schoolin'. The "hot as hell" sauce that's printed on the fabric makes it a lil NC17-ish. But I had to share it with you in this me-made month! Sadly, I was in nothing but hiking/gardening clothes all day today so no me-made post for ya'll. Try not to act too fake-disappointed. Until later this week, I hope it's a good one, kids!
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  1. This blog was the perfect way to start my day! It always brings a smile to my face 😄

  2. New reader here via Closet Case Files.......Can I just tell you you're my hero?! Everything is so inspiring and I definitely want a donut hat to call my own...though I think I should have a dress to go with it first...

    1. Oh, glad you stopped by...especially when you tell me such sweet things! And, girl, I toooootally bought donut fabric after making the has GOT to have a dress to match, right?! Thanks for reading :)

  3. Anonymous5/06/2015

    Great hot as hell dress. Loving the shoulder details. Butterick pattern or your own creation? Selina

    1. HI! It was a Butterick pattern, like, one of their vintage-retro-throw back ones. Supposedly you can wear it bunches of ways...but I found this way the only comfy way. It's a cute pattern but I find Butterick patterns to be a total drag :)

  4. Hi Cassie,

    Really fun Blog! Love your outfits and enthusiasm.


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