Archive for January, 2011

Day 309 – January 30, 2011 – Playground Play

Posted in Uncategorized on January 31, 2011 by pjack214

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Day 308 – January 29, 2011 – Lockers

Posted in Uncategorized on January 29, 2011 by pjack214

Last May when Nashville had the FLOODS and so many
places were under water, that included my niece’s school.
She attends a private school where the parents have an active
and helping hand in most everything that involves the kids.
This includes setting up for plays (my brother plays a role in
this) to moving things to the upper level of the school when
the flooding started. From my brother I understand that
parents and teachers alike joined at the school to make
this happen and to save as much as they could. Its amazing
what can happen when everyone joins together.
Even though it was near the end of the year the
children had to finish up the year at local area churches.
But with the outstanding help and hard work the school
was ready to reopen when school started back.
From the cleaning up, the painting, the hauling off,
the replacement of floors (including gym), replacement
of doors to the lockers. It was already to start a new
school year.
Last night was my first time to be back in the school.
My niece was in a skit for the drama class. My brother
pointed out the nice new floors and lockers that had
to be replaced on the first floor and I realized just how
much work went into just this one building, this one
school. There are still places around town that are not
finsihed, that will never be the same again.
The bright new floors of Holly’s school and the
new lockers had me looking down the halls through
the lens of my camera. This is what I saw.


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Day 307 – January 28, 2011- Faces

Posted in Uncategorized on January 29, 2011 by pjack214

Holly, my youngest niece is a born actress.
She was always entertaining us with little skits that
she would come up with but it really took off one year
when she took a summer drama class through her school.

For one week the kids attended this class, tried out for parts,
learned the lines and then just 5 days later, they would put on a play.

Holly won the part of Ms. Hangan in Annie the first drama class she
attended. I can’t remember a time that I recall laughing that hard for
so long. The girl nailed it with her part. She speaks clear, she
knows her lines and the facial expression that go along with each
line is amazing.

From there the next year she won the part in the summer drama
play as Alice in Alice in Wonderland. The desire to act was now
in her blood. She went on to have a part in the local theater here
in town one November.

When she was old enough (9th grade, I believe) she was able
to actually join the drama class at her school. She has played
several parts, and might I add, very well. She also played a
nice witchy woman, then to become a dead woman in the
Mouse Trap.

On January 28, the drama class decided to put on a couple of
small skits. One was “12 Reason to not put on a play” and
another was “12 Ways to Screw Up a College Interview”….
the latter was the one Holly was in. She was one of the interviewers.

These skits were put on and produced by the students. Since it
was not one of the two larger plays that the students work all
year to put on, camera’s were allowed for this one. So, me being
the camera bug that I am, I had mine with me and was able
to capture some of the facial expressions of Holly has she played
her part.

Check out the different faces of Holly……
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Day 306 – January 27, 2011 – THE SHAME

Posted in Uncategorized on January 28, 2011 by pjack214

Dakota aka THE KING is in trouble.

He got hold of one of my grandson’s stuffed toys.
The monkey up in the top center of the pic is
Dakota’s but the blue one was not.

He hung his head in SHAME!
Sorry for the blurred pic, my point and shoot does not do
well with movement.

In this pic as if he is saying, “yes, I did it, I am so sorry”!


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Day 305 – January 26, 2011 – AGAIN

Posted in Uncategorized on January 26, 2011 by pjack214

Tennessee, the Nashville and surrounding areas don’t
usually see a lot of snow. Our thing is more ice. This year
we were spared from the ice but we have had at least 4 snows
measuring in my area from 2 -4 inches. Although its pretty…..
I AM OVER IT!

I had a talk with Mother Nature and just told her that if
she could not dump a foot of this white stuff…..she needed
to stop messing with us!
Taken from the computer room this morning….

My bush outside the computer room window.

Looks very pretty settling on the top of this bush…..but
it was not a foot of snow. I have not been out to measure
but I think around 2 inches again.


Anyway, apparently Mother Nature as decided to not listen to
me and decided since I demanded….I mean requested she
stop this, she is not about to….
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Day 304 – January 25, 2011 – Have a sit down

Posted in Uncategorized on January 26, 2011 by pjack214

In yesterday’s post I told you about the fund raiser
that I do every year. The theme for the fund raiser
in Chair-ish the Kids…….and it is centered around
Chairs!

This is my project for this year. I just need to touch
up some of the white areas and put a sealer on
it to protect it. Thanks for stopping in,

Day 304 – January 24, 2011 – The Chair

Posted in Uncategorized on January 25, 2011 by pjack214

For the last 6 years I have been an artist
for a fund raiser for The Kids on the Block, a
local non – profit organization that teaches children
about lifes issues, illness, and just about daily life
using puppets. This will be my 7th year. Check them out at ~
http://www.starsnashville.org/about-kids-on-the-block/

My first year my grandson, Caleb and I painted a childs
rocking chair, the next yr. I painted a stool, then for 3
years I did a painting, last year was my first year to
donate some prints of my photography. Tje theme for
the yearly fund raiser is Chair-ish the Kids, it is centered
around chairs.

I started this years project with a wooden kitchen chair.
Primmed it, and painted it black. Then I could not decide
what to do next…….

until yesterday.

Here is the starting of my Kids project for this year.
Check back later in the week to see the finished product.

Thanks for stopping in.