why she runs
My personal favorite, working with tissue paper, yarn, glue, and a balloon. It reminds me so much of sculpting with paper, papermaking, which I LOVE. The materials weren’t the best to emulate #Chihuly ‘s glass #sculptures but I love the layering and the suggestion of basket weaving (yarn). #art #DaleChihuly

My personal favorite, working with tissue paper, yarn, glue, and a balloon. It reminds me so much of sculpting with paper, papermaking, which I LOVE. The materials weren’t the best to emulate #Chihuly ‘s glass #sculptures but I love the layering and the suggestion of basket weaving (yarn). #art #DaleChihuly

This was from Day 4 of my #DaleChihuly #artcamp, post-balloon popping, inspired by Chihuly’s Basket Series.  To be honest, I was nervous about popping the balloons and destroying their work. I didn’t have time to experiment first, so I was very relieved and happy that our baskets survived the pop and loved how they turned out!!!  This was one of the kids’ favorite projects to make and one of mine too!  #sculptureforkids #kidsart #art #sculpture

This was from Day 4 of my #DaleChihuly #artcamp, post-balloon popping, inspired by Chihuly’s Basket Series. To be honest, I was nervous about popping the balloons and destroying their work. I didn’t have time to experiment first, so I was very relieved and happy that our baskets survived the pop and loved how they turned out!!! This was one of the kids’ favorite projects to make and one of mine too! #sculptureforkids #kidsart #art #sculpture

Please share this butterfly.  (From Dr. Wayne Dyer).

Please share this butterfly. (From Dr. Wayne Dyer).

Please share this butterfly….. (from Dr. Dwayne W. Dyer).

Please share this butterfly….. (from Dr. Dwayne W. Dyer).

More from Day 5 of my #DaleChihuly #artcamp. I love how these turned out. I let the kids choose the colors and composition. Next time we will paint on larger clear plates, heat with stronger glue gun, and outline the edges in black. #art #kidsart #sculpture #sculptureforkids

More from Day 5 of my #DaleChihuly #artcamp. I love how these turned out. I let the kids choose the colors and composition. Next time we will paint on larger clear plates, heat with stronger glue gun, and outline the edges in black. #art #kidsart #sculpture #sculptureforkids

Yesterday’s #run. A pit stop at the pool  at Mile 2. The pool was trying to tell us to stop #running. It was very tempting. We ran towards the countryside.  Cows and all sorts of smelly farm things.  I am loving the new road. New road = new running routes. There’s this long hill though, and I wanted to stop and rest, but Tonya said no, just wait.  I wanted to curse her and the hill, but I was so out of breath I couldn’t. Holy hill, Batman!  I felt like crap. As we crested, the ground started to slope down a little, and I didn’t feel the need to stop anymore. It was a gradual downhill from that point. It felt like we were flying and that was the kind of moments you live for on a run. #furtherfasterforever #ilovetorun #Runnershigh #marathoner

Yesterday’s #run. A pit stop at the pool at Mile 2. The pool was trying to tell us to stop #running. It was very tempting. We ran towards the countryside. Cows and all sorts of smelly farm things. I am loving the new road. New road = new running routes. There’s this long hill though, and I wanted to stop and rest, but Tonya said no, just wait. I wanted to curse her and the hill, but I was so out of breath I couldn’t. Holy hill, Batman! I felt like crap. As we crested, the ground started to slope down a little, and I didn’t feel the need to stop anymore. It was a gradual downhill from that point. It felt like we were flying and that was the kind of moments you live for on a run. #furtherfasterforever #ilovetorun #Runnershigh #marathoner

Can’t wait!!!!!!!!  From @marinecorpsmarathon #marathonmaniacs #marathoners #furtherfasterforever

Can’t wait!!!!!!!! From @marinecorpsmarathon #marathonmaniacs #marathoners #furtherfasterforever

Day 4 of my #DaleChihuly #artcamp. Inspired by his Basket Series. One of the many things I like about Chihuly is his spontaneity, the way he jumps right into a project without fully knowing how it’s going to look in the end. I showed the kids how he sketches his ideas by grabbing a handful of pencils and just start drawing. I got the kids to draw their ideas on how they’d want their basket to look on paper first with as many pencils their hand can hold. Then we started making our own basket based on Chihuly’s Basket Series.  We decided to use vibrant colors instead of earth tones. We then compared our basket (so far) to our drawing and it was fun to see how different they were and how much we changed our mind about color and size. We learned that it’s ok to do that and that there are no accidents in art. We can’t wait to pop the balloons tmrw!  Lol. #art #kidsart #sculpture #sculptureforkids

Day 4 of my #DaleChihuly #artcamp. Inspired by his Basket Series. One of the many things I like about Chihuly is his spontaneity, the way he jumps right into a project without fully knowing how it’s going to look in the end. I showed the kids how he sketches his ideas by grabbing a handful of pencils and just start drawing. I got the kids to draw their ideas on how they’d want their basket to look on paper first with as many pencils their hand can hold. Then we started making our own basket based on Chihuly’s Basket Series. We decided to use vibrant colors instead of earth tones. We then compared our basket (so far) to our drawing and it was fun to see how different they were and how much we changed our mind about color and size. We learned that it’s ok to do that and that there are no accidents in art. We can’t wait to pop the balloons tmrw! Lol. #art #kidsart #sculpture #sculptureforkids

Day 3 of #DaleChihuly #artcamp. Our favorite project thus far. The kids had fun painting organic forms on shrink film. We looked at Chihuly’s Boat Series and what got him into filling old row boats with his glass sculptures. We had the most fun watching shrink film curl and twist in the oven and putting all the pieces together. #art #kidsart #sculpture

Day 3 of #DaleChihuly #artcamp. Our favorite project thus far. The kids had fun painting organic forms on shrink film. We looked at Chihuly’s Boat Series and what got him into filling old row boats with his glass sculptures. We had the most fun watching shrink film curl and twist in the oven and putting all the pieces together. #art #kidsart #sculpture

Crazy day. Ran 3 early this morning  before my #artcamp because it’s all i have time for, and then ran another 4 miles of intervals on the track twelve hours later. I admit I get OCD about my weekly mileage during #marathontraining, but that’s so I don’t have to wonder so much on race day whether I’m ready or not.  I missed my 3 yesterday so I’m trying to catch up. Seven done today, 5 tmrw, then 12 for long run which I’ll end up splitting again btw AM and PM on Friday due to busyness.  I am still learning how to be creative with working my marathon training around my ever increasingly busy life. But it’s definitely much easier than trying to catch up to my 6yo post track workout.  #hesfast #mustbethehelmet #furtherfasterforever

Crazy day. Ran 3 early this morning before my #artcamp because it’s all i have time for, and then ran another 4 miles of intervals on the track twelve hours later. I admit I get OCD about my weekly mileage during #marathontraining, but that’s so I don’t have to wonder so much on race day whether I’m ready or not. I missed my 3 yesterday so I’m trying to catch up. Seven done today, 5 tmrw, then 12 for long run which I’ll end up splitting again btw AM and PM on Friday due to busyness. I am still learning how to be creative with working my marathon training around my ever increasingly busy life. But it’s definitely much easier than trying to catch up to my 6yo post track workout. #hesfast #mustbethehelmet #furtherfasterforever