Friday, March 27, 2009
Now that I don't have class on Fridays, I've started volunteering again at UM/Jackson Memorial Hospital's Pediatric Cancer Clinic. I have always really loved volunteering there as a visiting artist. It's pretty therapeutic and relaxing, for both the "kids" (sometimes it's parents, too!) and myself. Here are just a few of the paintings the kids have made since I started... there's probably nearly a hundred now, but these were some of my favorites.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
I have been on the lookout for something like these vintage printers drawers and old typesetting letters, but have not seen any in all the antique shops I have been to. I think they look so neat and the drawers are perfect to store all my little elephants and such. At least one person has managed to find both and put them to good use (see photo). Hmm, maybe I should take a trip to Denmark (where all the best antiques seem to be).
In other news: I could spend hours listening to the speech accent archives on this site! It's so interesting to hear how many different ways we can pronounce the same things.