Hi friends. How are you?
Nice to see you.
I’ve been working hard and hardly working. Ha ha!
Basically, I have been taking care of myself best I know how. I’ve gotten back to work as a teacher and lecturer. I miss my school kids from last year although I’m happy to see them on facebook.
I’ve been teaching a super cool Adult Educational Graphics Course at the Salesiano School in Bologna and it’s going well. We are working on CVs and Resumes and a newsletter.
It’s been challenging and I keep pushing my students to their best, suggesting new ways of doing things. I’m really working hard on pushing the third dimension trying to get their designs to pop off the page. I like shades. That is shadows.
As we near towards the end of the course, I think of all the things I wish I could have taught them. We are really down to the wire. I’ve given them deadlines. What we did was first write a CV following European Educational Community Guidelines then I asked the students to find a cool graphics platform and tweak it into their own style.
Hope I’m making sense here.
One of the students found a site online that had some super cool resumes. BTW we call Résumés CVs in Europe. They also write Stage instead of Internship and it drives me mad. I also find that they were writing Mother Tongue Italian instead of Native Language is Italian.
I think we got some good results though and when I see them I am going to ask their permission to link them here to my blog so you guys can see them too.
What really surprised me as I got to know this class better was their hidden talents while reading their resumes. I discovered that one of my talented graphic design students has been featured twice in the Resto del Carlino, one of Italy’s national newspapers, for designs she has done.
Another girl made an amazing sculpture of a guy sitting on a train made completely out of scotch tape!
She showed me a picture. I was shocked that she didn’t have a website or publisher. I’m going to get the picture and share it for her here so you guys can see it too.
As far as my personal life goes, I’ve been working on a Little League Baseball Website for my sons in Italian and its store too. It’s challenging to figure out statistics, times, classifications, and stats and all.
Luckily I grew up watching my brother play with my mom in the score box and a microphone shouting, Go Mike! I remember most of all growing up on the little league field that was once an onion field and now a McDonalds, that we always had the best snacks, like Red Licorice and Abba Zabbas.
I’m super sad that I wont be able to make it to my high school reunion as the cost of the tickets for my family is exhorbatant from Italy to California. It’s a shame.
On a good note, I have a great vacation planned here. I cannot fathom complaining about vacationing in Italy.
For my loyal blog readers who have followed my regardless of if I post or not, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Blogging continues to be a muse to me as well as you do too.
Thank you for following and have a nice day.
I loved words. I love to sing them and speak them and even now, I must admit, I have fallen into the joy of writing them.— Anne Rice