After a month of getting this blog started, most of it wondering what the hell to write in this first post, I think I’m finally ready to get this journey started… so:
And welcome! Thanks for dropping in. I’m super excited to start the blog and share my knowledge with you so again, thanks. (Have I said thank you enough? I’ll probably say it a couple more times within this first post so bear with me.)
So a little bit about the content you can expect from this blog and me.
I’ve been lucky enough to be employed at one of the nicest (and richest) counties in the state, teaching High Schoolers Art I (Foundations of Studio Art) and Photo I – III AP. I’ve got two awesome co-workers who are just as excited about the program and our school which makes for a great working environment. My kids are pretty fun to and for the most part excited to learn. If you’d like to check out what I do in the classroom, feel free to visit my class website.
While I don’t get to work on my own stuff as nearly as much as I’d like, I’m definitely an illustrator at heart. My go-to choice of media more often than not tends to be pen and ink though I thoroughly enjoy both painting and printmaking as well. (Those tend to be my favorite units to teach as well). I used to draw a lot of fan art (specifically Supernatural) but now tend more towards random things inspired by every day life. I got lucky this year with my advanced Photo class as it’s filled with a bunch of kids who also are in the advanced art studio class so we often play round robin with drawing when we’ve got down time.
To not blog about fandom would be ignoring a big part of my life and who I am as a person. I was in seventh grade when my best friend at the time introduced me to fan fiction. While I had done the Mary-Sue, let’s insert myself into the storyline in regard to Harry Potter, I hadn’t truly experienced the world of fandom and creation. The are often these wonderful and accepting communities built up around a show, movie, or book and at the young age of 12, I became hooked. Like many people, I’ve bounced from fandom to fandom, ship to ship, over the years but have met some amazing people along the way.
Like many people who learn about the organization system, I fell head first into it. It’s an amazing and simple system which helps me focus on tasks, holds me accountable, and keep track of things I think are important. One goal for this year (more specifically this upcoming summer) is to take the system and convert it to be teacher planner friendly- or at least showcase how I would use the system for teaching, lesson planning, grading, etc.
I think that’s it for this first, introductory post. Check back sometime next week (I’m hoping maybe thursday/friday-ish) for the next post- delving into the bullet journal and how I use it. 🙂