Wednesday, June 13, 2007


1. I'm really enjoying my new job. Other than making pictures, writing is the other thing I'm pretty comfortable with. (Yeah, I know, I ended that sentence with a preposition--oh, the irony.) Anyway, teaching writing has been very enjoyable so far. It works a different part of my brain. And my students, all of whom are Korean, by the way, are respectful and motivated. Apparently, my kids speak only Korean at home. (My friend Lisa tells me that the Korean community in our city is very traditional.) Because of this, they tend to struggle with grammar and writing skills--and vocabulary, too.

My favorite opening sentence of a student essay so far? "Television has been around for hundreds of years...."

2. The owner of a local art/crafting studio, the one that sponsored the "urban bazaar" I participated in Dec, emailed me and asked me if I would be interested in placing some of my artwork in her giftshop. Uh, seriously? And, she wants to make me a "featured designer" in the shop in the next few months. I'm totally honored and excited! And I need to get my booty in gear and make some things.

3. I got to hear Lauren Winner speak the other night at an arts conference. Michael actually was the one who attended the entire conference, but I got to sneak in for the Lauren Winner part. Even Michael is a fan--anyone who begins her memoir with an recount of her bourbon toast to Faulkner while sitting on his grave in Oxford has his vote. I may write a little more about this soon. She spoke briefly, but I liked what she said. Also, she was hilarious.

i'm glad that your new job is going well and i'm super excited to see what you'll make for your big break as "featured designer." keep us updated on the art blog.
yay :)

everything sounds wonderful. i'm happy you're happy.
SP! That is so cool about Make! Please let me know when your stuff is there, and I will totally make people go buy it!
For anyone who is wondering (and because I know Sweetpea would never mention this herself), writing is not only something with which SP is comfortable, but is also something at which she is very very good. I remember that in high school she won the writing award our senior year.

Rock on, girlfriend!
I don't know how to reach you any other way. But Sandra Thomas passed away Thursday June 14th. She battled cancer for 3 1/2 years and now she is celebrating with her dad and our Heavinly Father. The memorial is Monday June 18th at noon at Watermark church in Dallas.
Seriously, you are one of the most talented people I know! I love this good news!
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