Saturday, December 24, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Tis the Season for Blog Lag Time....

It's that time of year again... between the turkey day haze, gift grabbing fog and the blur of final projects, tis' once again the season of hasty updates.

Since my last post, I established a Twitter account in order to give updates on my life and statements of solidarity to "Occupiers" I support.

Let me digress a second on the Occupy topic... I support Occupations that follow the same 2 rules that I do in my own self-Occupation.

1. No Violence
2. No Destruction of Property

OK, back to my life... Below are some draft pictures for my final project for a class in "Teaching Math, Science and Social Studies concepts in Early Childhood Education"

The book is designed to help children understand the concept of how our environment has changed over time and how our actions can impact the future.

It's based on a story from my life when my childhood friend and myself were going to our favorite spot in the creek near our neighborhood only to run into the final phase of the construction of the Herndon Parkway by surprise.

I use progressive imagery in the book to show how the North Virginia landscape has changed over a thousand years (the following are some highlights from that segment of the draft book)

Unless "Change" rolls through again, this will probably be my next big personal project.

Otherwise... I have been continuing my tutoring activities in Herndon (despite not living there anymore)

Here is a photo I took of my portable Rock and Mineral collection in use during one of my enrichment activities.

I've also brought in my Moog Little Phatty and attached it to a Oscilloscope to let the kids have some creative free play with sound waves.

The Jams still continue on Thursday... The walks in the woods have not been as annual as I'd like, but as my schoolwork and weekend contract jobs wrap up, I hope to get back into more woodland Shamanry.

I have two new illustrations in the works that should be posted here sometime after the Holiday Break.

Until then..

Peace, Love and Blessings to 100% of all human beings... I hope your 2012 transformations will go smoothly this time next year.