jazz hands

I’ve been a busy bee. In the spring of 2016, I was hired Coronado High School to do one more student driven installation with the art classes. We completed our staircase masterpiece, “Jazz Hands” in May of 2016. Have a look at how great it turned out! I just want to say that this was an…

finished mosaic in mumbai

Hello. Yes, I realize it has been over a month since I came back from India and that I never finished posting about the final product. I just got so swept up in the final days of being in Mumbai and all that it entails to be a world citizen. Then, I reached home and…

let’s hear it for the team

I love my job here in Mumbai. I am sad that it is coming to a close and hope someone else wants me to do the same for their international school, anywhere in the world. I am just putting this out there into the subether. If you or someone you know works at an international…

on the wall & on the road

That’s right! The mosaic panels have been completed (except for the joining seams) and we were able to install them on the wall where they will permanently reside. All this happened yesterday, a mere 5 days after returning from a blissful week of R&R with Ryan in Kerala, Southern India. Now we have 3 weeks…

major progress, and a vacation for me!

here is a composite photo of our progress to date. I’d venture that we are 75% there! We have made major progress. This should not be surprising, as I have not posted in 3 weeks, much to the chagrin of friends and family back in the US. Sorry. I am terrible at keeping up on…

alive and well

Hi there… Yes, I know its been a couple of weeks since my last update. Sorry! I’ve been having such a good time living life and working hard that I haven’t had much chance (or the energy) to post. As it is late, and I am tired, full of food, and have to get up…

saturdays are awesome…

I am sitting on the balcony of my 21st floor apartment, enjoying the breeze and loving my fun, crazy, exhausting life here in Mumbai. Sometimes I lament the fact that I work six days a week, and that at the end of the day I am so insanely tired that I just go home, chill,…

tora tora

Every day, tiles get glued down, and things get done! lotus In Ghana, they say “small-small” or “kakra-kakra” quite a bit. It can refer how much money one makes to the amount of English they speak. It is an extremely useful phrase that everyone uses multiple times a day. In the States, I suppose we…

ganpati & other news

Last Thursday was the final day for Ganpati. I went down to the temple across the street to witness the immersion of the Ganesh idols. There is a large pool (like a big swimming pool) connected to the temple designed specifically for this ceremony, in which people come with their idols (from very small to…

flags

Ghana! Today, Saturday, was spent by me making the “substrate boosters” for the flags. We are doing our best to choose a cross section of countries that best represent the student body at the school. As a nod to how I indirectly got to this place, we tucked a Ghana flag in there for good…

another day at the office

cutest. kid. ever. I’m loving my new job. Finally getting into the swing of things, this week has been a whirlwind of tutorials. I have never worked with such a large group of middle school kids, and I am learning a lot myself about how to instruct them. They definitely need more concrete instructions than…

progress

first glued pieces…. Today was insanely exhausting for me. I delivered six lessons on the basics of mosaic making to six adorable groups of kids. They even told me to call them my “minions”, which I found hilarious. Ulka talking to the older kids, my “team leaders”. They are AWESOME artists. There was lots of…