Thursday, October 1, 2020

What I Learned in school that taught me how to live a successful Life.

WHAT I LEARNED IN SCHOOL THAT TAUGHT ME HOW TO LIVE MY LIFE AND SUCCEED Jr. High School (7, 8, 9) Home Economics: Sewing/Cooking/Modeling (for school and at local store) Shop: 7up can turned into a light Cars: engines, oil, noises, etc. ART: Drawing/Painting and Built a house from wood-sticks These were the regular classes along with the above: Math, Spelling, Writing, English, Health, Gym (outside and inside), Geography, Music, History/voting High School 10-12 Math - English - History: The school brought in a voting booth showing us how to vote and that it is always important to vote. EXTRA CURRICULAR: I took: Typing, Shorthand; Sewing and cooking. We made a wardrobe and modeled it for the school. I Graduated 1960 and worked at State Farm. I had worked my Senior Year half day and went half day to school. They hired me after I graduated. When I graduated, I had no funds for college. I always wanted to go. When I had the monies I attended Illinois State University in 1980: 25 years after high school that I graduated in December 1985. I Majored in History with Minor in Women’s Studies. I taught one semester at ISU History for credit. I worked at ISU off and on while attending. After graduating I worked for a Lobbyist at the Capitol in Springfield, IL. I finally completed everything I wanted to do in life. With what I learned in high school, I made money in the process. Just to give an idea of what can be done with the right classes taught in school along with the BASICS. I do not see any of these courses taught in schools today. The “extra courses” gave me more thought, time, money later in life. Bloomington High School is adding Music and ART classes back in their curriculum after my graduating class of 1960 suggested it. We are contributing to them. Marriage brought me two daughters. I made clothes for the whole family; including holiday and school clothes, a shirt for my husband and bathrobe. I enjoyed sewing for the children but always wanted to be a clothes designer. I retired and began making and selling Cloth Dolls. I then realized that I was designing clothes for my dolls. Finally a Dress Designer. I moved to Florida and lived on the Intracoastal for a time. I started a business with my daughter. I made cloth dolls and she made Jewelry. I then purchased my own condo. I put in a huge a/c unit, a water heater, refrigerator, stove and added storm shutters over a period of time. I am very proud that I was able to pay it off. All of the classes I was taught in school made my life possible. Children these days would benefit from these classes as well. Life skills need to be taught to our children not just how to pass tests for school.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

My Art: Crochet, Knitting, Art/paste, Art Card on wallpaper, 'wash day' and Flower

I take an art class every year. . . and learn how to manipulate colors/paste/wallpaper/etc.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

The Story of Pink

FIRST I made an ACEO Card
 Prisma Color Pencil, pastels and Ink

 Then I made a Cloth Doll.
 AND I made a pillow for my daughters birthday.
PINK saw it and took it. . .she is hiding.
 Where are you Pink and where is Tam's pillow?
PINK says she likes Bambi . . .and the animals.

I will make you your own pillow and a doll.

 PINK is hiding the Bambi pillow and 
threw her pillow away but she still has her doll.
 Tam gave her Bambi pillow to PINK. . .she still has her doll.
 Happy Valentine!!!!
 ART is not what you see, but what you make others see.
 PS. . .PINK, the cloth doll was sold to a Preachers wife.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Bookmark. . .Birds Flying and Tree during twilight.

first Book Mark. . . .
 Decided to try putting a tree with a bird and the other birds flying and toning it down.  Used undercoat and pastels and watercolor. . .Ink for tree, marker for flying birds and tree bird. More of a Sunset.
 Still in winter. . .ice on the water fountain.
 Clouds, Blue Sky and Trees (still has leaves on them)

 Buttercup is Blooming. . . not Spring yet.
 Minx is sleeping soundly while her bebe keeps watch.
Thank you for visiting and comments. I enjoy making the rounds to see your art. Thank you for commenting.  Happy PPF

Saturday, February 9, 2019

House and Cottage. . .and heart shaped tree

Happy Valentines Day coming up.
 I used Ink, Pastels, Prismacolor pencils. . .ACEO art card.

 Courtyard, some lights are on, Fountain is ICED.
 Backyard winter look. . .puff ball clouds in blue sky.
 Horse has his hay and is happy.
 Military fighters went over today.
 Very foggy couple of days ago. . .Backyard.
 If it rains too much I have a pool in my patio
and this puddle reflects the trees above it.
 Minx is in her basket . . .light shining in on her.
I set myself Free to Become All that I Am ~ Victtoria Pettella

Friday, February 1, 2019

Tardis and Pictures

Happy February
Yellow Cottage has something special in the backyard. . .the Tardis. Ink, pastels and stamps were used.  Thank you for visiting. . .I appreciate the comments.

TEENS in Tulsa = ICED Fountain
 Moon peeking through the trees.
 Squirrel enjoying breakfast.
 Clouds, Blue Sky. . .
 . . and Trees.
Minx on top of basket in 
art room. . .CATS like 'highest'
Don’t follow your dreams . . Chase them.