Thursday, August 23, 2012

summer's almost gone.

I always have grand plans to update the blog at least a few times throughout the 6 weeks of summer vacation and I always come up short on that goal.

I head back to Zamo for 3 days of prep next week and then the kiddos come back after labor day.

Break was great. I got to spend more time with my wife and 2 kids. We went back east to visit family. The kids were in the water a lot. The missus and I are heading to a music festival up in Monterey tomorrow.

Oh, and I am thisclose to finishing my biggest mural yet. It's at a middle school in our district right next to the San Diego Zoo. I'm hoping to get invited back to do more:) I'm really pleased with the amount of work I have gotten done in 2 weeks. The patterned background went quite quickly. And for not doing much portraiture in recent years, or pretty much ever, the portraits look pretty good too.

Here's a few pics for you.
See y'all next week when I get back to my mess of a classroom:)

My compass.

All the medallions will have text around them like this. There are 10 traits of the international baccalaureate school. I have two more words to go, then onto touchups.

*****Here is a pic of the almostalmostfinished wall. I just need to touch up the beige in the medallions and get rid of the white stripes in the "knowledgeable" one.