Mixed Media

i wear them on my skin.

The thing that I love most about summer break (I taught summer school so I’m technically just starting summer break) is that if I can’t sleep I can stay up as late as I want and doodle all the fuck I want. I hear all the time “teachers have it easy” lol but we NEED these weeks off to recharge after dealing with your children.  At the end of the year a kid told me “you’re just a fat white bi*** who can’t get a man.”  This was a 5th grader.  AND I teach in a “good” school lol.  That’s just the average fifth grader these days… I love my job but I’m going to get as much therapeutic painting in as I can before school starts.


Medium: Watercolor, Mixed Media

Text: With every hour that passes / I try to tell myself / What I know / That nights are only ashes / Of days gone by burned / Black and broken-Lisa Hannigan “Lo”

I will gently rise and I’ll softly call, “Goodnight and joy be with you all.”

josie_partingglass

Medium: Mixed media

Text
Of all the money that e’re I had, I spent it in good company.
And of all the harm that e’re I’ve done, alas was done to none but me.
And all I’ve done for want of wit, to memory now I can’t recall.
So fill to me the parting glass.  Goodnight and joy be with you all.

Of all the comrades that e’re I had, they’re sorry for my going away.
And of all the sweethearts that e’re I had, they wish me one more day to stay.
But since it falls unto my lot that I should rise while you should not,
I will gently rise and I’ll softly call, “Goodnight and joy be with you all.”

New art journal!!  Thanks to my teacher discount at Michaels (there are financial perks yet!) I got a pretty nice one.  I was trying to badly for the first entry of the new year to be all yellow and optimistic and shit, but fuck it.  My current mood is pensive and the whole point of an art journal is to capture your state at that moment.

Medium: Mixed media

Text: It’s in my head, darling I hope / That you’ll be here, when I need you the most. -Chainsmokers, Don’t Let Me Down