Meet Greg and Rich of the American Academy. The American Academy is an online private high school that serves high school age and adult students worldwide who want to supplement their high school education or earn a high school diploma. With their program, students to choose from 233 accredited courses offered 24 hours a day. It operates through its own NAAS accreditation and through a public-private partnership with the Utah Electronic High School, one of the nation’s first public online high schools.
Greg is the Chief of Operations and Rich is the Marketing & Sales Director.
If you know of someone who never received their high school diploma, you should have them check out the American Academy!
Monday, March 31, 2008
Ok, I know I'm a week late on this one....
James (the younger nephew) has been feeling sick lately. He wouldn't sleep through the night. One minute he'd be fine, and the next one he was doubled over on the floor crying. James hardly ate, even if candy or sweets were offered. He was only fine when he was held and cuddled, especially when his grandma (my mom) rubbed his tummy.
When he came to my Studio Opening this weekend he still wasn't back to his usual self, but he was doing better. In fact, he was excited to eat one of the cookies I had out for my guests. I had some special M&Ms I bought down at the M&M Store in Vegas that were in my colors. I got James' attention, pointed to the M&Ms and he immediately jumped out of his daddy's lap. I thought he'd race to the bowl straight away. But first, he ran over to where the cookies were, reached up, and carefully placed his cookie back (don't worry, we took it off the plate) and then he ran over to the candy bowl. It was so cute!
Will (the older nephew) is simply darling and is the sweetest boy I know. He has been such a good brother when James would cry non-stop last week. I truly admire his love and patience. He was so excited when he came to my studio on Saturday because he had his own pack of bubble gum. I shared in his enthusiasm and then forgot about it. At one point, he left with his dad to go check out some of the other art and when he came back, he had in his hand a piece of Bubblicious gum he grabbed from the car. He began unwrapping it for me. It melted my heart!
Turns out that James crying at some point during egg decorating is becoming a tradition.
This is James trying out the easter egg dye, which was made with vinegar. He thought it was funny how we were laughing at him, so even though it tasted gross, he loved it!
Saturday, March 29, 2008
If any of you know me at all, you know I LOVE to find new music. It is a passion, almost obsession of mine. Music speaks to my soul. I love a song that makes me feel an emotion: happiness, love, sorrow, pain, confusion, joy, or makes me want to sing or dance. It's amazing how music can reaffirm and even accentuate the emotions I am feeling.
I have decided that it is time that I share my new music with all of you. I am constantly on the lookout for new artists and new songs, so I will pick a favorite 'Song of the Week'. (For this first post, there are 2 songs instead of just 1)
I was actually just searching for something awesome to start out with, and I came across Lose You by Pete Yorn. I couldn't find a way to embed the song, so here is the music video. Beautiful song.
And, I found this song, Much Farther to Go, by Rosie Thomas as well. I instantly fell in love with the guitar in this song.
Rosie Thomas – Much Farther To Go
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Hey guys, this announcement is totally last minute, and I apologize! Things have been SO CRAZY since I returned home from WPPI. I've been putting together a little studio/office to meet with all my wonderful clients at. I painted the walls, installed a laminate wood floor, I bought a big flat screen plasma tv, and I've been to Ikea 4 times in the last 4 days ;)
I've been meaning to get a couple pictures of paint swatches, my couch, and details of the place, but I seriously have not had a spare second. So, since it's only 2 days away, you'll have to come visit me to see what it's all about.
Three Winks Studio's Grand Opening is coinciding with Poor Yorick's Studio Open House. (tons of amazing Utah artists are showing off their art and work spaces)
Friday March 28th from 6-10pm
Saturday March 29th from 1-5pm
Poor Yorick Studios
126 W Crystal Ave (2590 S)
South Salt Lake, UT 84115-3021
I would love for all of you who are in the Salt Lake area to come visit me. If any of you are past clients and come set up an appointment with me to view your images, you will receive a discount on all orders you make through the studio. If you have any questions, leave a comment or call me 801-597-1447.
See you this weekend!
Monday, March 24, 2008
Melinda decided she wanted to have her session at the Salt Lake Library because she is in Architecture and what better location than the library? Although it took a little prodding, bribing, and tickling, we got Brendan to wake up and smile. Rhiannon (re-an-un) was giggly and fun right from the get-go. I love the architectural lines and shapes in the background -- there's always new places to discover. Thanks Melinda for spending time with me and for brightening my day with your 2 beautiful children.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
This post concludes my pictures from my week in Vegas. As Michelle and I were driving back to Salt Lake, we first saw this old structure, with only 2 walls still standing. Cool, I thought. Right as we were driving past it, we both noticed the beat up, rusty car. Feeling all inspired from the week, we decided to go back and take pictures.
So, we drove to the next exit, turned around, and got off at the previous exit (the one for Kolob Canyon). We followed this awesome red road (didn't take photos of it....) but that road ended because of a small river. We backtracked (again) to the next exit and backtracked (again) to almost the same point where we were before. Is this making any sense? The road to get there was an old paved road, which was 80% dirt and dried up mud with huge tire marks from trucks. Even though it was a little crazy for part of the drive, it was totally worth it!
Here's a quick story from WPPI. Sunday afternoon was the start of the platform classes. I was running a little late and if anyone knows me, they know I like to be on time for almost everything. I was starting to get anxious in the car because I couldn't seem to drive there fast enough (without being a total maniac). I finally make it to the hotel and found a parking space, which was an ordeal in and of itself when I saw Barbara at the elevators.
I had never met Barbara before, but I could tell she was waiting for someone or something with all of her luggage by her side. I can't even remember how we started talking, but I learned that her ride hadn't been able to pick her up from the airport and she'd been hauling her luggage around all day. She was waiting for them to come now, but they were running late. She also wanted to get to the same platform class as me. She was 10x more stressed than me and she'd had a rough day. I insisted that she put her luggage in my car during the class. After a lot of convincing, she agreed.
Anyways, sorry this is so long! I just want to say thank you to Barbara for helping me open my eyes to the world. I was so caught up in my own priorities that day. I feel blessed that I had the opportunity to slow down and think of someone else other than myself.