Saturday, June 18, 2011

Turning Classic Literature into Artwork

Now a thousand words (and more) can MAKE a picture. uses the words from classic literature to create posters that represent each book. So far, choices are limited, but what a great idea!

Now Wuthering Heights (and other books) can grace your walls. Check out the link to see all of the available posters:

Wuthering Heights poster | Book posters for reading enthusiasts - Postertext

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sometimes Lazy = Good

You know how some days, even when the to-do list is piling up to the ceiling, you just want to spend a whole day checking nothing off of the list? Well, today is one of those days for me. A hard workout, paired with several hours of gardening (sans sunscreen--oops) left me feeling sore and sunburned. Time to enjoy a day of doing a whole lot of nothing with my new friend, Bruno Mars. Ahhh...

Roller Derby in a mainstream music video

Check out this music video by Halestorm, "It's Not You," featuring roller derby. Love it!

Taylor Mali on "What Teachers Make"

It's not a great time to be a teacher. I get so fed up with people who see education as a second rate profession and who assume that, because they went to school once upon a time, they understand what it's like to be a teacher. I make a goddamn difference. What do YOU make?

"Miracle Workers" by Taylor Mali

Taylor Mali, teacher and poet, talks about giving students what they need before they know they need it. Funny and though-provoking at the same time.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Derby Art by Maggie Gosselar

This is a drawing done by Maggie Gosselar, one of the newest skaters with the Rock River Rollers. Though I've never been a rockstar skater, I certainly enjoy feeling like one!

Maggie's drawing is based on this picture: