DAY 15: A VETERAN’S STANDARD

THIRTY DAYS OF THANKS AND GIVING. DAY 15: A VETERAN’S STANDARD Although Arkansas has been my home for most of my life, I wasn’t raised here. My parents were both in the Navy. In those days, women were discharged if they were pregnant so my mom served until I came along. My dad retired after … Continue reading DAY 15: A VETERAN’S STANDARD

A CROSS AMONGST THE CARNAGE

THIRTY DAYS OF THANKS AND GIVING. DAY 7: A CROSS AMONGST THE CARNAGE I like to collect crosses from places I visit. I like wearable souvenirs. Whenever I wear the cross I bought at the 9/11 Memorial Museum, someone inevitably tells me that it’s backwards. It isn’t but it does look that way. It’s a … Continue reading A CROSS AMONGST THE CARNAGE

MAGNIFICENT MIRROR

THIRTY DAYS OF THANKS AND GIVING. DAY 4: MAGNIFICENT MIRROR I had cataract surgery earlier this year. It fixed my nearsightedness but no surgeon's scalpel can truly reverse age. I still need “cheaters” (old folk’s name for reading glasses). Before my cataract surgery, I would hold small stuff right at the tip of my nose … Continue reading MAGNIFICENT MIRROR

SOAKING SCISSORS

THIRTY DAYS OF THANKS AND GIVING. DAY 3: SOAKING SCISSORS Yesterday, I was still in the Art Class pits of plaster. I tried relentlessly and failed miserably to keep the classroom from looking like some kind of Narnia snow dusted dungeon. The students had transitioned from forming their artwork to covering it in the plaster … Continue reading SOAKING SCISSORS

PAPIER MACHE

THIRTY DAYS OF THANKS AND GIVING DAY 1: PAPIER MACHE Yesterday I subbed in Art Class. My sweet friend, the Art teacher, trusted me to lead her sweet students through the much anticipated introduction to papier mache. Blow up a balloon, tape some aluminum foil ears and eyebrows to it, and cover it with “plastercraft” … Continue reading PAPIER MACHE