Thursday, March 19, 2009

spring!

I have recently been enjoying a less-than-normal work load. My students are working hard on group projects and presentations, so I am mostly giving them class time to work. What all this means is two things: (1) less material to prepare for each class period and (2) almost no assignments to grade.

I have decided to turn this brief break into a personal spring break. Since I don't have the benefit of a full spring break, I couldn't celebrate by taking off to St. George for a few days. Instead, I celebrated by making spring decorations, of course. This morning I finished work on an idea that has moved through several phases throughout the last few weeks. You can see the necessary mess of the creative process below.

But the mess was worth it, because I really love the resulting pictures that are now representing the "seasonal" section of our living room.
And, lest the front door feel left out of the spring celebration, I made a wreath with small, colorful flowers and dried eucalyptus leaves ("so [our] apartment will smell mossy").
NOTE: Five points goes to the person who can name the movie from which the mossy quote was taken.

7 comments:

Matt said...

Trish--nice "favorites" updates-- so true! No dirty dishes=heaven!

I can't wait to see the bird silhouettes tonight...

Meredith said...

You've Got Mail! Am I right?

Tricia said...

Meredith, you are right! Don't spend your five points all in one place.

Kari Jo said...

Oh I'm too late, but I love that movie and that quote! And more than that, I love your personal spring break decorations!!

laura marie said...

Tricia, I got to see your decorations in person and I am thoroughly impressed. Your amazing decorating skills blow my mind.

Maria said...

I, like Laura, appreciated the decorational skills. We were both sad to miss you!

Maria said...

Oh, and Matt, I didn't even see this post before I washed all the dishes. But it gives me warm fuzzies to know I was able to help you out a little to achieve your favorite.