Curriculum and Things

I was finally able to speak with the Art teachers from the main campus. I think I'm doing good so far with the lessons I'm giving but I still have a lot to teach the kids. The two I spoke to had been very nice and accommodating. I should have joined them during their orientation but at the time, I haven't signed my contract yet that I was not really sure where I stand in the whole scheme of things at school.

I'm currently comparing my notes to the checklist they gave me. I'm confident that we'll be able to reach those goals but right now, I'm a bit overwhelmed. I have to admit though that the checklist is easier to understand than that Rubicon which just swam like crazy before my eyes when I tried to read it.

There are other things I have to do still. Remember the New Year's resolution last year? Well, it remained in theory. The 2010 scrapbook? I did until May. I'm still doing the rest of the year but it's not as fast as I would have liked. I thought I'd just do a page a month but it turned out that our year was the busiest so far. Man! I even have 6 pages in some months because of all the activities and events that we went to.

The wedding album? I went as far as preparing the base sheets. The scrapbook albums I do for other people are quite embellishment-friendly. But personally, I prefer a minimalist approach and I still wasn't able to finish things that need finishing. Ha! Sometimes, when I should be doing this, I find myself reading books or online. I don't even have a Facebook account to lose myself into! I think it's an escape from responsibility thing.

But don't worry, my dear clients, the things I do for you, I can do easily and finish on time. But the things I do for me, I end up being saddled for months. Ha! That should change.

What's Going On?

Hello everyone!

So many things going on and none at the same time. Hee!

Last 8th of January I had a lecture on scale model making with approximately 150 freshmen at the UP College of Architecture. That was fun! But they're a LOT! I even made a few samples that I left with them. The instructors were so sweet and generous. So thank you so much Chris, Patrick, Maureen, Faith and Celine! Much, much appreciated.

Since, I have nothing to do yet (except trying to finish my 2010 scrapbook album), I'm organizing my binder of lesson plan so it doesn't catch up with me later on. First semester is done so, it's about time. Classes are doing great! The students are amazing and some are showing real promise. As it was when I taught high school seniors, I also have bystanders in the Art Room during their lunch break. They're so sweet. Wednesdays are exhausting, yes, but their excitement makes up for it.

And today, I'm going back to my old school and will try to think about what to do with the bulletin boards at the reception lobby in preparation for the Emerald Anniversary. Canossa College is 55 years old!

In February, there's a wedding invitation design I need to focus on. She wants it different, fun, a bit informal and reusable. So, let's see.

Till then...

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