Thursday, October 30, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
Participating in the local Urban Sketchers activities is so invigorating and fulfilling. While my sketching ability has deterioriated without my continued practice, every time I attend I become inspired to spend more time in this important activity. Learning to draw is really about learning to see more thoroughly and spending quality time with the subject matter. This past Saturday, a group of about 12 braved the cool, cloudy weather and ventured downtown to Sundance Square. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and was able to visit with several designer-types! I met architect Bob Smith, and it was delightful to see TCU student Christina Catterson and fellow TCU teacher Doug Vail participating. I want to do more of this.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Wow, what an amazing and eventful summer!
Alec graduated from high school.
I traveled to Colorado, Wyoming, Belize, Hondurus, Cozumel, and of course DENTON.
Last Thursday I received an amazing and prestigious National ASID Chapter Educator Medalist award at the Legacy of Design awards in Dallas.
Alec left Sunday morning for UNT. School starts Monday for both of us.
I finished all of my required CEUs in health, safety, and welfare in order to maintain my RID with a couple of extra to spare while at MetroCon, in Dallas last week.
I've been forcibly slowed by a 9 mm kidney stone that was blasted by sound waves (lithotripsy) very early this morning. I'm glad to have that behind me, whew! I look forward to feeling better.
I am so hopeful about a positive year teaching at TCU since we have new leadership in the department and the resignation of a negative influence. I also have a workable teaching schedule, finishing at 11 am everyday. I still need to complete my teaching & creative portfolios by mid-September - doable! Some very good things on the horizon for the Shannons and Inside Inc. Some really outstanding projects on the boards and on a waiting list.
Here's to looking forward.
Friday, July 18, 2014
I received amazing news this week. While at the Green Mountain Ranch Fellowship, I gave a presentation on a universally designed project that my firm Inside Inc. completed. I was assisted in the creation of this lecture by Amy Roehl, Associate Professor at TCU and a valued colleague. Amy was the videographer. Cynthia Leibrock, the fellowship leader and respected researcher, practitioner, and author in the field, has asked to utilize the presentation in a course that she teaches at Harvard next week!
I can't think of many things that would excite me more ..... except that she has invited me to be a guest lecturer in the Harvard course next year.