Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Long Time gone

Well I know everyone has probably been wondering where I have been.  Some of you who follow me on Facebook know I have been a busy “little beaver”.  Not only have I been working at “Wally World” as a cashier for the past year and a half or so, but Since January, I have been attending college for Photography.  Actually I am going for an Associates degree in Arts and Science/Photography.

It has been a lot of hard work getting back into going to school AND working, but it has been lots of fun and rewarding.  After 2 semesters, I have a 3.789 gpa…..and considering I almost dropped Sociology, that is saying something!  The good news is that Walmart actually is giving me a $2,000 a year scholarship.

This semester, my middle son decided to go back to college with me.  He is going through the same program….As a matter of fact, on Mondays and Wednesdays we are in class all day together!  He’s having just as much fun as I am….well I do have Algebra…and it’s definitely not my strong suit.  This old brain just can’t wrap around all those x-y problems….And why do I need this for photography again???

I have all 4 of the art teachers as I am taking Photoshop, Black and White Photo Studio 1, Ceramic Dinnerware and Glass blowing….Yes I said glass blowing!!  The first 3 I mentioned are the same 3 my son attends with me. 

I think he has this photoshop thing down…JD page 2

We are creating our own dinnerware.  Mine has been truly inspired by my family.

my platemineJD plateJeremiah’s

These were our test plates…..

Glass Blowing is an art…and a skill that means burns and broken glass and some wonky looking first tries…But I love it. At first it was working with solid glass

My Glass works 001paperweightMy Glass works 010flowers

and now we’ve moved on to blown glassMy Glass works 006

There’s so much more news I need to catch up on.  But that will have to wait for another day….Meanwhile, I have homework, and a long day ahead so I’ll have to get to that now…

More Later!

Hugs and Love to all!