Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Summer's End

Look at what I picked up while on my Olvera Street jaunt the other day! The moment I saw this "Art Heart" I knew I HAD to have it! It's made of tin and there are holes punched throughout it to let light flow out. There's a small votive that sits in the back for a candle but we won't be putting a candle in there. My handyman is going to put his electrical skills to use and give this piece of art an off and on switch!

I hadn't planned on hanging my Art Heart here but it works and this will be it's permanent home. There was this big empty space that had to be filled in. I like the way everything plays well together. Instant niche!

Today is the last Tuesday of my summer vacation. School re-opens on the 1st and from now until then my days will be spent in staff meetings, retreats and airing out a closed up library. I've enjoyed my days of leisure and even though another month sounds excellent, I mustn't be greedy. There will be groups of students who expect me to be ready for them and I can't let them down. Getting a child to choose at least ONE book to read during a visit is my goal and proper set-up and display is part of my trick to entice them into the web of reading. WOE, I LOVE THAT! I'm seeing a bulletin board thing happening right now. LOL!!

It's been a wonderful summer spent with long mornings in PJs and a cup of coffee (usually while in front of the computer). It's been great staying up all night without worrying about having to get up early in the morning. And it's been fun living in jeans (when I wasn't in my PJs! LOL!) But I look forward to going back. Sort of. One door closes and another one opens.


Lynn said...

That sure was the perfect spot for the new heart. Lovely find!

What grade do you teach? My DH goes back to school tomorrow and he has 6th, 7th and 8th graders to contend with...history and drawing are his classes.

Bea said...

I Love that heart!!! What a fantastic find. There is a special place in heaven for teachers, you know. I think it's where the donuts come out hot, right out of the oven. :)Bea

Sherry Goodloe said...

LOVE your heart Linda! And it looks just PERFECT where you put it. I bet that nook will look nice with the heart all lit up at night.

~jolene said...

Ay Mija!!! I L.O.V.E it!!!!!

Stampmaiden said...

Lynn, I manage the library and have groups of pre K - 8th graders visit each week. Your husband is a saint. LOL!!!
Bea, I'm not a teacher but I think I'll qualify for the donut shop!
Thanks, Sherry! Can't wait for the light magic to happen!
Jolene, I K.N.E.W. you would! LOL! Come see it in person!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This is perfect for your niche. Margaret is painting a series of these hearts. You are lucky to have found such a thing. Good luck with your school year. The students are lucky to have you.

Stampmaiden said...

Thanks, Lisa! I've seen Margaret's Sacred Hearts and they are beautiful. What a great idea!

soulbrush said...

this heart is quite large actually, what a lovely spot for it, and what a lovely wall, the colour is sublime. yes it has been a wonderful summer, i go back on 3 september...sigh...could easily retire, but not to be financially...good luck for the new school year and please let hubby help you with those new displays, mind that shouder friend. higs xxxx
wordveri:recess (tee hee perfect)