Monday, September 14, 2015

Painted Pages: My Basquiat

My version of Basquiat's Untitled (Two Heads on Gold), 1982
Untitled (Two Heads on Gold), 1982

 Before







After




Links to Studying Under the Masters online course, here.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Painted Pages: Alisa Burke & Basquiat

I started an online course called Studying Under the Masters III on Jeanne Oliver's Creative Network last May. I took a pause from this class (which is the beauty of taking online courses as many are self-paced with lifetime access) for a month or so, and recently got into it again. I went straight to Alisa Burke's lesson on Basquiat (take a sneak peek at her lesson here). 

And here is my first attempt:
Painted page before




Painted page after. Still needs more...
I love this messy and expressive way of painting. I was so inspired, I created my own version of another of his paintings which I will share soon. 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Old Stone House, Pizza and Gelato

This has been a full on, productive, work filled week! In the midst of loads of planning, moving classroom furniture, quick visits with cousin, sister, friends... I missed a very important milestone. On September 1st,  a.l.o.e. i love had it's one year anniversary!!!

I made the commitment to try out this blogging thing for a year, and let me tell you there were times when I didn't want to put in the time (and boy does this take time, especially when you don't really know what you're doing), but I am still here and apparently I have more to say and more to share :)

So I leave you with a perfect afternoon in Brooklyn and a few of my favorite spots.
The Old Stone House














l'albero dei gelati
Old school Brooklyn pizza a few doors down from the gelato shop!

Monday, August 31, 2015

a.l.o.e. in the classroom

A.l.o.e. in the classroom has arrived! It's a blog dedicated to my teaching and learning adventures. You can visit a.l.o.e. in the classroom here

How will I manage teaching and posting regularly on two blogs you ask??? I have no idea. Hahaha. My thoughts are, a lot of planning (as usual), less tv (except for Downton Abbey and other Masterpiece classics... and maybe a Housewife of some city every once in a while), definitely little or no travel for a while... We will see. Where there's a will there's a way, One day at a time, Reach for the stars, ... and all that other good stuff :)

I leave you with the last days of summer in Brooklyn. x
A gorgeous summer sky


Many, many trees grow in Brooklyn


This one is my favorite


My first, ever, live, baseball game!


MCU Park, Coney Island


Cheerleaders!


Me and Chrissy, my teaching partner/partner in crime.
You will be seeing more of her this year ;)


Good old fashioned fun


Thursday, August 27, 2015

August Catch Up: London

 Four Days in LONDON...

Tea time at Marks & Spencers 

Selfie on my 41st Birthday!


A wonderful surprise b-day dinner at E&O, planned by my hubby

 KEW GARDENS