Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World in AP Art History

In preparation for my NEH Summer Institute, Reverence for Words: Understanding Muslim Culture through the Arts, I received a package in the mail that contained your usual welcome forms and letters along with a book of poetry and a DVD, Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World. I decided to plop down while folding laundry [...]

Summer Plans 2018

I am incredibly excited to announce our summer plans for 2018!!! There's a lot going on, like always! 🙂 First off, Will and I BOUGHT OUR FIRST HOUSE!!! The process was exhausting and stressful but thankfully not too drawn out. Whatever free time we have this summer will be spent decorating and some DYI work. Looking [...]

Happy AP testing!

Today starts AP testing, which can be a flurry of last-minute review sessions, practice tests, and drills. But personally, I like to slow it down this time of year (don't get me wrong, we are taking 2 mock multiple choice tests this week!) However, I find that if I am calm and having fun then [...]

Photo Shoot at San Juan Capistrano

I've already done a few blog posts on the history and related literature about San Juan Capistrano. All of this was absolutely fascinating but the real reason I chose to visit this beautiful mission in Southern California was because of Pinterest. 🙂 As I was googling for places to visit I keep seeing these amazingly [...]