College Adventure #7.

For 3 of my classes I have to do "field experience" since my major is art education.* Thankfully, 2 of them can be combined and I just started them last week. I'm going every Wednesday to a second grade girl's house to help her with her English. She is Hispanic and needs a little extra help since English is her 2nd language. I'm really excited because I get to spend time with her and her family. (Last week I got to talk with her mom and little sisters as well as helping her). Right now, I'm trying to come up with some activities for us to do tomorrow...

*even though I don't want to be an art teacher...well in schools. (I'm in the community arts track).

Inspirational Quote of the week.


Our world is saturated with grace, and the lurking presence of God is revealed not only in spirit but in matter-in a deer leaping across a meadow, in the flight of an eagle, in the fire and water, in a rainbow after a summer storm, in a gentle doe streaking through a forest, in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, in a child licking a chocolate ice cream cone, in a woman with windblown hair. God intended for us to discover His loving presence in the world around us.
The Ragamuffin Gospel



I'm starting a new art project and needed some inspiration...here's what I found (and loved).

1.Leonid Afremov

2. Marco Suarez @ http://marcosuarez.com/

3. http://www.burstofbeaden.com/

4. http://silhouettemasterpiecetheatre.com/

5. http://www.dolangeiman.com/


quote of the week.

Each day is a new canvas to paint upon. Make sure your picture is full of life and happiness, and at the end of the day you don't look at it and wish you had painted something different.
-Author Unknown



So, I just realized that I use more hair products on my artwork than on my hair.
Just thought you should know.
(I'm working on my art project that's due tomorrow morning and I'm easily distracted...)

Happy Fall.


Happy Fall!!!

I'm super excited about fall. I am looking forward to see a real season change...and will definitely need some new clothes.

p.s. look how little Charis is here! Now (although elizabeth might argue with me) she's in 8th grade!

reader's suggestions.


What would make my blog better?

and how do I get more followers ? (not that it's about the numbers)... but really.

suggestions? comments?

Week ratings.


Monday - enough said...

Tuesday - worst day of the week...I'm at school from 9-7:45 (and I hate my last class).

Wednesday - after Tuesday anything seems good (even an 8 'o clock class) and there's group.

Thursday - my friday (so, best school day of the week).

Friday - my saturday (no class). Love.

Saturday - the real one...definately a good day.

Sunday - I haven't always been a fan of Sundays-usually, with Sunday there's the "pre-monday" symptoms, but I'm starting to really like them.



So, today I added something to my bucket list...

graffiti on a train. oh yes.

We watched a video in my art class about street art. It was strange but inspiring.
(my teacher told me not to do graffiti in Tally...so I'll have to find another place...but one day...)

more adventures.


College Adventure #6. I haven't had anything too exciting happen to me recently (well...anything that I want to write about)...but now I will continue the adventures.

Well, I can't remember what I've said about the church that I've been going to (or if I've said anything), but I really like it. It's a good size, I like the message, worship, etc. However, elizabeth and I didn't really know anyone.

So, we (elizabeth and I...as "we" ususally means) signed up for their Community Group Extravaganza (in hopes of getting into a community group (aka, small group)*.

Then, that week I met a girl on the bus who goes to the same church! It was very exciting and we (this time including Ally :) had her over and roasted marshmallows over our new fire pit (well, tried...the wood was damp and we didn't have good flame results but we got a few smores in).

Anyway, elizabeth and I went to the Extravaganza and ended up deciding to "group shop" (so we signed up for 2 groups and will basically pick our favorite... (akward, yes).

So, (long story short) we have attended one group meeting (and went in knowing 2 people-the girl from the bus and another girl we met at the extravaganza and met a bunch of new people while there). And that is my adventure - community group. :)

*Funny fact: growing up may parents were always in a "family life group", then in junior high/high school I was in a "care group", then the first 2 years of college I was in a "small group", and now I'm in a "community group". Same concept. Different title.

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Race For Peace.


"This fall, we're setting out on our most ambitious campaign to date- calling on President Obama to join the rescue effort. Last spring, we appealed to Oprah Winfrey and she propelled this cause into the national spotlight. With that momentum, we marched on DC for How it Ends and pressured our elected officials to sign onto the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act.
And we are not letting up on the gas as we pull out all the stops to see the bill passed. We are asking that President Obama end this conflict once and for all."
-Invisible Children
(find out more about IC or help support them here.)

Sometimes we need to be reminded.


The truth is that when God thinks of you, love swells up in His heart and a smile comes to His face. He is beyond emotionally invested. God is biased toward you. He is strong, persistent and positive.

Love is God’s character not only His emotion.

(from a Park Ave. sermon)

weekend photos.


Here are some photos of what I've been up to this weekend. It's been fun hanging out with my family. :)

My sisters and I went on a mini roadtrip in search of ice cream...

Later, my mom, mom's friend, april, charis, and I put on mint julip masks while we watched the Hannah Montana movie.

Sunday morning we went to the beach! (Anna Rose's 1st time)

In case I haven't said it before...Charis is a weirdo.

so, one thing that is on my bucket list is to build a super cool, enormous sand castle...so far, I have failed miserably.

I did some other things that didn't get photographically recorded... such as getting delicious gelatti with Anna Renee, going out to eat with my dad, getting a new cell phone (yay! the screen on my old one was broken), playing Boggle with my second family, and some other fun things.

It's been a good weekend. :)