More pictures and updates...


 1. I "modeled" for the Art-O-Mat at the Museum...

2. This is a bit late but it was very exciting. :)

3. At 11:11 11/11/11 PM I was at an amazing concert. Here was my favorite till the end (although it was much better in person).

4. The Education Dept has started a "quote of the day" series on Facebook & has been updating it with fun stories...

5. Last week was "Secret Santa" at work. Here's what I gave as gifts (to Adam, the Curator):

      day 1. Skull cookies

day 2. Paper ornament:

day 3. Paper Frankenstein 

day 4. a mini coloring book and mustache crayons & the final gift was a skeleton/skull kit. Good times.

6. The gifts from my "Secret Santa" (aka Matt) were awesome as well... each day I got a few Harry Potter Lego pieces.
Here's the final product!
The Forbidden Forest™

That's all for now. :)



Education Dept. Photo-op.


Merry Christmastime!!!



1. Charis got a horse.

2. Natalie got to spend Thanksgiving and a few days with my family & me in Mims.

3. Anna Rose likes to take pictures of herself...

4. Charis was "babysitting" a parrot...Natalie taught it to dance.
(Charis is trying to teach me how to add music to this video but we're having trouble...)

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We've updated the PMoA's website. The outreach page now has photos and descriptions of each program! Woohoo! It's very neat. 
Click here to see it! :)

(We also have a new Executive Director. It's kind of a big deal. :)

Anna Rose.


She's lost her front two top teeth. Can we talk about how darn cute she is???

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Taught a girlscouts workshop today. Here's what we did...



Yeah...this week hasn't been much better. And it's only Tuesday. I've bitten 3 of my nails off. They hurt. Tomorrow I'm taking the GKT (General Knowledge Test). Awesome.
I'm going home this weekend. I need my momma.



Last week literally started and ending with important discussions about friendship. In very different ways but equally exhausting.

This weeks photos.


Rearranged furniture (with fancy vintage table:)

New family members! Wilma and Fresco!!!

Family Halloween Day.


Pictures from PMoA's Family Halloween Day!

Hanging out with Copper.
She was a bat and I was an owl. :)

 Here's the rest of my outfit...

Mr. & Mrs. Frankenstein <3

Spooky Decor :)

Fun stuff. 
I'm exhausted.

Fall, Weddings, & Pumpkins.




Here's what you've missed.

My church had a "Build-a-bear" night where everyone made a stuffed animal to give to kids at the hospital. Here's what Matt and I came up with...

Mr. Whale. Yes, he has a top hat.

I'm officially a couponer!
I saved $27 last time I bought groceries.

New best friend. Copper. She visits me at work sometimes. Be jealous.

Not pictured:

Current obsession with Legos...
Legoland is opening tomorrow 20 min. away from me. I'm jealous of all the kids that get to go...

Current addiction to cookie dough. It's all I want to eat.



I really like these days.
This morning was a bit dull because Matt and Letty were out sick and Ellen didn't come in til afternoon.
But I had a lovely talk with our sweet and quiet intern, to learn more about her and it turns out she's pretty impressive.

I also taught Afterschool Art (second week) and once again LOVED it. I was worried that after the first class attendence would drop but it didn't. They like me. :) It was so fun to hear the kids tell me about their art (which they'd bring up to show me). And I got a lot of hugs, which is precious.

So I finished up the art class, heated up my soup and headed to the class next door for Ceramics!

I ended up leaving class early because I wasn't feeling well (leftover cold stuff). But then talked with Ellen for the next hour. It was really nice. We talked about church, Jesus, boys, and current annoyances. Good stuff.



Yesterday was the first day of decent weather...and I got a cold. :(
I took Zicam every 3 hrs and I'm feeling better than yesterday but still not great.
So I haven't done much this weekend. I've slept more than I've been awake and when I've been awake I haven't had much energy.

Here's some things that have kept me occupied...

1. Draw A Stick Man
2. Music. (The Avett Brothers, The Civil Wars, Adele, etc.)
3. Window shopping.
4. Eating (chicken noodle soup and slurpees).
5. Pinterest.
6. Watched the latest Parks and Recreation episode.
7. Cut a bunch of coupons. (I've joined a fancy couponing class:)
8. Read some of  a Van Gogh biography.


This is awesome. And made me cry a bit. :)

Happy Weekend.

I've had a lovely weekend. 
Used my Kohl's coupon and got 2 pairs of pants.
Got (amazing) Indian food.
Painted and hung my teacup shelf.
Watched The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill.
Worked on some art projects.
Practiced some harmonica.
Slept in and took a nap.
Baked cookies.
Went to lunch after church with friends. (Yes, I have friends!!!)
Started a new book-Found Art.

Oh Audrey.


Happy Film.

The happy film from Karim Zariffa on Vimeo.

The Wednesday List.


1. The art class at one of my outreach programs. :)
(I was super excited to write my name on the board.)

2. I saw Lion King in 3D...

3. Got a care package from my momma today.

4. Tomorrow I'm going to my first work conference (for Florida Art Museums). It's in Tampa and we'll get to go the the MOSI while we're there. (I'm going with Ellen and Matt.)

5. My house is slowly getting more organized.

Family Day (weekend).


This Saturday PMoA had their annual Family Day. My family was able to come so it was REALLY Family Day! Here's some pictures from our lake visit.

 I kept telling Charis how big the swans were. She didn't believe me. Now she does.

And for art and crafts.
New & improved silverware! :)

And had some fun with paint.
(I can't decide what to do next...any suggestions?)

9/11 & Fear.


The Resistance - Week 2 from Access Church on Vimeo.

Book Review.


1. The Hunger Games
Amazing. I loved all three in the series and could hardly put them down. I'm also quite excited about the movies.

2. Angry Conversations with God
A hard/intense read. Lots to think about. But pretty life changing. I highly recommend it.