Saturday, October 31, 2020
My M.D. Daughter entered a Pumpkin Carving Contest in her pediatric residency program. Guess who she carved? Dr. Andrew Fauci! Guess what else? She won!
Every wondered about Dr. Fauci?
Covid-19 made him the most famous MD alive.
I decided to give a few facts.
1. Born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1940
2. Dad was a pharmacist
3. His Grandparents were from Italy
4. He is 5 ft 7 in, but managed to be captain of his high school basketball team
5. Attended College of the Holy Cross and received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a pre-med track
6. Medical School at Cornell University and graduation First in his Class! Wowza!
7. He is an immunologist and worked with infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS, SARS, swine flu pandemic, Ebola, and the current Covid-19
8. He has 3 grown daughters, but here is a old pic of them
9-Dr. Fauci Fav Food? He loves a perfectly al dente pasta, particularly with something like pesto or even meat sauce
10. And my Favorite Fact! Get this art people! I never saw this coming, but his maternal grandfather, Giovanni Abys, was born in Switzerland and was an artist, noted for landscape and portrait painting, magazine illustrations, as well as graphic design for commercial labels, including olive oil cans!
Y’all, Art is important. I am so thankful my daughter manages to draw and paint and create and be an MD. If Fauci can paint, I do not know. All I know is his family history connects him to ART and I cannot help but think the ART thing has impacted his life in his work as the Top Doc in the USA!
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Just wishing my sis a Happy Birthday on the blog.
She is the little kid in the picture above. There is 4 years difference in age.
I call her Kimbo lots of the time.
She is still rockin' the sunglasses in 2020. I think she has switched from Foster Grant to Ray Bans.
Wonder what we thinking?
We prolly just sitting in the sand thinking Jaws was in the water. Jaws was the movie that made you believe that there were sharks out in the ocean that could eat you up.
We could have been worried about having to eat McDonalds hamburgers on the way home from the beach. The hamburgers were said to be made of worms.
Maybe we were thinking about going home and playing Kick the Can with Stacy, Chip, Clint, Craig, and Chris.
We could have been wondering what Pop Rocks were made of.
We could have been thinking that Mama was going to coat us down with Coppertone for the 10th time.
We could have been thinking we would find some cool shells on the shore with our daddy. (Bobo)
If someone was feeding Angel (Kim's white Persian cat) or Buttons (my black over-sized poodle)
Maybe we were hoping that we would get a cool airbrush t-shirt down on the strip in Panama City Beach!
I could see us thinking if there was ever going to be a mystery that Scooby-Doo could not solve.
Maybe we were thinking that Fat Albert only had one red shirt to wear.
Maybe we were hoping there would be a short wait time to eat at the famous Captain Anderson's Seafood Restaurant in PCB...
We may have been wondering if Captain Kangaroo was really a Captain...
If that kid with the curly, black hair really ate Oscar Mayer bologna everyday...
We could have been thinking that Gilligan and the Skipper were out there on an island in the ocean.
Simpler Times, Sis.
Good Times, Sis.
More Times are Coming!
Have a great BiRtHDay!
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Who doesn't like James Rizzi? The 2 Soul Sisters love him!
This was a very fun project for kids to do!
To draw, I used this amazing video by Alyssa Murack. A big SHOUT OUT to Alyssa for such great lesson on Rizzi!
The kids drew.
The kids painted.
☝-Red Bird with John Travolta Hair
The last piece of Rizzi Art cracks me up. My sweet third grader put some turkey🦃 day, some winter, some Santa🎅, and John Travolta. This third grader is obsessed with John Travolta. She beats all that I have ever seen and HEARD👂! She wanted me to play songs 𝅘𝅥𝅮𝅘𝅥𝅰𝅘𝅥𝅲 from "Grease" with John Travolta and Olivia Newton John during Art 🎨 Class, but she said that I could not play "Greased Lightening"🎵 because it was BAD!
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Great Printmaking and Collage Project for Middle School!
First, I had the kids watch 2 videos.
We made prints for 2 or 3 days with Gelli Plates and Acrylic Paint.
Once we had plenty of Prints the Kids started forming their collages. They did use their phones as a resource.
Have a L👀K!
I really like the one with the hearts the best. To me, it really popped in person.
Printmaking can be a hassle. So, if you are new to printmaking with groups, prepare yourself for a busy few days.
The kids enjoyed the project and had lots of freedom to explore their interests.