Showing posts with label kids passports. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kids passports. Show all posts

Sunday, September 16, 2012

What the Art Teacher Wore #34

Monday, Monday: top: vintage, gift from a friend; skirt: vintage, scooped up at Regal Retro; shoes: when am I not in these shoes? By Indigo by Clarks.
 I don't know what life has been like in your world this past week but mine has been crazy. Cruh-A-Zee. And the crazy doesn't appear to be slowin' down any time soon. Which I suppose is okay. Keeps me off the streets. Or off vintage shops on etsy which are equally as dangerous in my (pocket) book. 

So instead of showcasing art work or featuring an artist along with my outfits this week, I'm giving you a peak into my world. It should explain a lot. Or not. I'm too chuck-full-o-crazy to decide. 

 Oh! and thank you for taking the time to vote and leave a comment about my latest dress alteration. I appreciate your thoughts...especially since they appear to be leaning in my direction. And if you've not made yourself heard, there's only two days left to vote. What are you waiting for?

Chat with you soon!
Holy French Painter! This skirt was meant to be mine. Such a perfect fit for this year's theme.
Pack Your Bags Tuesday: This skirt came in so handy when chatting about luggage tags, suitcases and travel stickers. black tank: Target; sweater: Ann Taylor, thrifted; belt and shoes: Anthro; skirt: PastTimesVintage
I shared with you a sneak peak of the kids' self-created passports here. Full lesson to come, I promise. I just knew the kids and their crazy art teacher would lose those little we've been creating these portfolio suitcases complete with a passport pocket! They have loved carrying them around the room and stamping their passports. We are almost ready to jet off to France!
Wednesday: sweater: Target, years ago; belt: Anthro; beret: from a doll's hat, made by me; dress: gift from a friend, altered here; shoes: Indigo by Clarks
In a feeble attempt to get my room ready for this coming week's Open House, I've been staying late into the afternoon. No biggie, I love it. I have missed my usual routine of catching up with friends in the afternoon though. So it was kinda funny that one of my "little friends" inscribed this message on my car window this week. I'm just glad it was done in lip gloss...not nail polish as I feared. I've yet to find the culprit.
Picture Day Thursday: Last year the theme in the art room was Ancient Egypt. One week I dressed as King Tut. A month later, I spent the week dressed as Queen Nefertiti. It just so happened that Picture Day fell during Queen Nefertiti Week which resulted in the photo below. This year's theme isn't nearly as dramatic, but I did decide to go Parisian this Picture Day. beret: made by me; dress: bought in Germany; belt and shoes: you know...I am a repeat offender with these items!; scarf: vintage, thrifted
My ID badge from last year. The photography folks were not happy with me when I sat down. The girl said: Take the hat off. I told her it didn't come off. She rolled her eyes and snapped this photo. You don't mess with Queen Nefertiti (or Never-Teetee as the kids and I took to calling her).
Freaky Friday: We made it to Williamsburg, VA for the opening night of their Halloween event (they call it Howl-O-Scream) at Busch Gardens. We had a great time there and at Colonial Williamsburg. More details to come. And my dress was quite the hit! dress: Horror Flick Dress; my theme park shoes of choice: Chacos
Being a huge fan of Hitchcock's The Birds, I loved the entrance of Howl-O-Scream. Super Spooky! So looking forward to more weekends of haunts.

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

What the Art Teacher Wore #31

Forgotten Monday: Geez, it seems so long ago I hardly remember it. I'm standing in front of my Art History Wall and my Clean-Up Drums, courtesy of Fork's Drum Closettop: on a recent visit, my mother-in-law brought me a bunch of delightful duds from her friends. This sweet top was one of them. skirt: oh my, a new favorite. I scooped it up at this lovely etsy shop: Past Times Vintage; belt and shoes: sale, Anthropologie
Hi there, friends. This week in art teacher land was so busy it was just plain silly. I snapped about 400 photos of the kids for the faux passports they are creating; they completed their miniature self portraits for a group mural we are working on; we covered fire drills, tornado drills, how-to-make-Mrs.-Stephens-coffee-just-how-she-likes-it drills, you get the idea. My head is still spinning. But that may be from the kid who didn't quite have the coffee-to-sugar ratio down pat. Sigh. We'll get there.

This week I thought I'd share with you some details from these nutty outfits. And since I love pattern design in my clothing, I have included some of Raoul Dufy's textiles designs. You remember him...the dude I spent the last post cussing over. I just can't help it, he's that awesome. I hope you enjoy and we'll chitty-chat soon.
I love this pattern: the vintage suitcases, travel stickers, scale, destination signs. So clever.
A lovely print by Raoul Dufy, found here.
Poochie Tuesday: dress: Made by me; headband: Peachy Tuesday, created with fabric from the dress and vintage buttons, so cute!
Could this headband be any cuter? The kids loved it, thank you, Jen!
More Dufy goodness. I found many of these images on this lovely blog.
Bonjour, Wednesday: On this day, when we practiced for the fire drill, one of the kids lined up at the door that leads to the hall instead of outside. His reason: "The fire will probably be in here, with your kiln." I assured him that I would not be setting the school on fire anytime soon. His MacKayla Maroney face lead me to believe he wasn't buyin' it. beret: made by me; top: Anthro, gift from a friend; skirt: from the etsy artist PossessedN1.
I wish the fabric that was for sale these days looked more like this. If I had a clue about textile design, I might be inclined to create some of my own.
This Dufy design is a gouache on paper. That I understand. But to create textile patterns these days, you have to know how to scan and use computer programs that I haven't the foggiest ideas how to use.
First Day with Kindergarten Thursday: As if my room isn't enough of a distraction, I thought I'd jazz myself up as well. You know, so the wee ones won't be confused about what it is I teach: Crazy Kookiness. top: Target; shoes: made by me, tutorial here; skirt: made by me, tutorial here
A pencil hairclip? Really?! I know, I know. Sometimes I even embarrass myself.
I had visions that kindergarten would be a jungle of wild animals but there were...perfect! Such sweet little artists. Raoul Dufy, Jungle, printed cotton, 1920
A Rough Friday: I would compare this day to a pooh sandwich: the beginning and end were fine, but the middle really stunk. Sometimes it happens in the art room. AND this outfit was given an "eh" review by the kid critics. So harsh! Sweater, dress, owl sandals: Anthro sale room
Poodle pin, antique store.
Thankfully the weekend has been like a buncha roses with hubs and I hitting every estate, garage and thrift shop within a 60 mile radius. More on my finds soon. Lovely floral pattern by Dufy.

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