Sunday, September 19, 2010

beauty and the creep

My husband is a wonderful teacher. I marvel at how he seems to be able to pull a lesson together out of nowhere and how he finds answers to Thom's complicated questions.

I suck at teaching, but it turns out I'm pretty good at teaching those that don't really need to be taught.

Being a teacher at Spark was amazing and humbling.  The art that was made in my class dumbfounded me. Hardly anyone made collages similar to my own. The diversity was a small glance into just how different each person is from the next.

This piece was done by Jasmine Bailey-Barfuss.  Jasmine is one of those people that is so beautiful they take you off guard and you want to just stare at them and take it all in, but you can't because your an adult, so you try to be sneaky and stare at them while they aren't looking.  After all, you don't want to be creepy.

That's how it was with Jasmine. And then she opened her mouth and I knew she was just as beautiful and interesting on the inside.  At this point I started scouting out hiding places because I felt totally under-qualified to be teaching anything to anybody,  especially the likes of this girl.

I could go on and on about how much I adore Jasmine, but I think I'll just let you decide for yourself.  I will feel a whole lot less creepy when everyone else is in love with her too.

Here's the link to her Etsy shop.

Here's the link to the most touching blog post ever written.

Here's the link to her blog so you can see her many talents and stare as long as you like at her photos.

Don't worry, she's not looking.


Jasmine Bailey-Barfuss said...

Oh you sooooo creeepy.... ;)
I LOVE it *insert big cheesy big-headed grin here*

PaperPumpkin said...

Jasmine looks so far like someone I could stare at so I am going to go be "creepy" right now and check out here work and her Blog. Thanks!♥ Kathy

Nancy W said...

I was lucky enough to be in the same group as Jaz and you are so dead on! I love her too!

Cinnamon*Sticks Boutique said...

I was on the creepy wagon too, she stunningly beautiful, and her photography oh my! Oooh and her accent, I could have just listened to her and Emily all day!

Vanessa, Florida, USA said...

I had the opportunity to chat with Jaz on the last day and she ROCKED :) now I follow her blog. LOVE her photography and her creations... don't feel creepy — I was blown away by her too. Hee!!!