Saturday, November 19, 2011


In the midst of it being a tiring week and emotions flying around, I thought it would be good to reflect on things that I have been thankful for in this past year.

This year I am thankful for

-being fully employed finally. And having 2 jobs that I get to work with kids
-my adorable kinders. They bring me so much joy just to see their cute little faces
-being able to put on a play with my kinder soon
-teaching theatre at my summer camp this summer
-leading When Justice and Peace Kiss and being able to perform
-my beautiful nephew that I get to see in a few days
-my family that loves me and supports me, I am really thankful to be close to them
-my roommates that teach me how to eat healthier and pray with me
-men in my life that care about me
-what I have learned and been inspired by through Inner City Arts
-being able to understand more of how I experience God's love for me
-my bible study that encourages and love me
-the cuddly kids in my bible study who let me read to them and tickle them
-a car (after getting into a accident and having to buy a car, I take it for granted less)
- that friends of mine are finally able to adapt two children that we have been praying about for years!
-the cockroaches in my kitchen have been fewer recently
-my church that values caring for the poor and being a family of faith

PS Sorry that my blog posts have been so sporadic. Working full time has left me pretty trained so far.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Presenting.....SUPER ARTSY

Super Artsy is here to save the world from boredom, fear, insecurity, and school standards. She will kill you with her creativity, inspire you to express yourself, and turn your dull life into one blossoming with art, music, theatre, and dance.

Super Arty’s superpowers surpass any superhero out there. Her curtain cape will majestically open to present a play. She can shoot paint out of her wrists and then use her paintbrush fingers to paint you a picture. Her super piano utility belt includes everything Super Artsy could need. Extra paint for shooting, hot glue gun for your craft needs, retractable harmonic to bring some music to any dull moment, and a camera to capture the perfect moment. Her guitar powered goggles help her to see any situation in a new a creative way. Her dance shoes keep her light on her feet and ready at any moment to dance into action.

I love creative and punny Halloween costumes. I’ve been pretty excited about my Halloween costume for weeks now. I really wanted to be a superhero but there are no good girl superheroes. Really I want to Nacho Libre, but I don’t think I can pull that off. So I decided to create my own superhero. And what does the world need more of, ART! Really the whole process of creating this costume and character was so life giving for me. Not only is it creative for me to come up and make all of the different elements of the costume, but it so represents what I want to be. I really want to be Super Artsy! I want to bring creativity and art to children everywhere. I have felt really met and loved by God in this process as I get to create this alter ego that represents what I am passionate about. I felt closer to God as I was able to express so much of myself and feel affirmed in who I am. I don’t think that there is a costume that could better represent who I am. Its goofy, it’s childish, it’s creative. I want to develop this character further and maybe use it when I am teaching my art lessons. Super Artsy needs a theme song, a Sidekick, an Arch Nemesis, and a comic book series. If you have any ideas for these let me know.

Hot glue gun attack
Super Artsy with MJ
Super Artsy with LMFAO dancer