You see, I just got a brand new job with Ouachita Parish as an Itinerate Talented Art Teacher. Yes- you read that correctly- I am going to be an Art Teacher. I still do not know what all schools I will be traveling to or if the kids will be in elem, middle or high school or All of the three. All I know is that I'm signed up to go to some new teacher orientation classes and school starts Aug 11th. I'm nervous, excited, and really want to be a great teacher to my kids. Paula Furlow (she is a friend, fellow artist, and my high school art teacher), has been encouraging me to apply for her job for the last 2-3 years. Now that I have children, I realize how wonderful a teaching job will be with them. I have been truly self employed since 2005 and I'm now really looking forward to working for someone else.
That being said- the hubs realized that I needed some time to get away and work on all of our tshirt designs for Fall. Yes- we will still have Mr P's Tees. This means that our #1 employee will have to do more and if we end up having to hire her some help, we will.
So off we went- Alabama here we come. First stop Cuco's in Hattiesburg. I miss this place so much back home.
We got to the beach later than we had wanted, but that was ok. I immediately got to work on some drawings. I had made a whole big list of custom orders people wanted and designs we wanted for Fall. I've never drawn so much in 5 days!! One single design can literally take at least 2 hours of true drawing.
I got to do some jogging while I was there.
Drawing it out...
(Notice the similarity between he and the monkey??! hahahah-just kidding hubs)
Another sketch of a monkey
And then Brent in position
We picked up To go from Larigues (www.lartiguesseafood.com) one night.
FRESH FRESH FRESHThis place was recommended to us from a couple (Gigi and Tommy Mosley) we met on the beach. Thank u!! Can't believe I've never heard of this place before. We also ate at The Steamer
Overall, 18 designs were created. I sketched on the beach, I sketched on the balcony, I sketched wherever I could...
My fav design created was "Duck Taylor".
Well, back to reality....we plan on having some type of online special for our 2 year anniversary in Aug. We are also planning a little trunk show at Rodeo Boutique in Ruston on Friday Sept 12 (evening) and Sat Sept 13th (all day). More info to come on this. Also- you may want to check our their new blog ( www.therodeoblog.com). We also signed up for two booths at Cedartown at the Ruston Civic Center in November. Can't wait to visit with all of our Ruston Fans!!!
Thanks for reading and a big Happy Early birthday to Brent