Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New Beginnings

It's true . . . Emily and I have decided to part ways - it's been a BLAST being roommates these past two years but it's time yet again for a new beginning! Sold alllllll my furniture with the last move so I'm starting over from scratch!!! Just bought and AWESOME couch and two chairs yesterday . . . covered in the print above . . . can't wait to see what other suhhhhh-weet finds come along!



Tuesday, May 4, 2010

12.5 in 5,220.4

Hellooooooo PURPLE!

You are officially 12.5 in 5,220.4

These beautifull flowers are popping up everywhere in my parent front yard - beautiful eh?


Ohhhhhh Larry

Ohhhhhh Mondays.
Yesterday was just like Larry in this photo. He looked exactly the way I felt yesterday so I just couldn't resist taking this shot. Love you Lar.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

12.5 in 5,220.3

Okay . . . so I cannot tell a lie . . . this was taken Saturday morning . . . NOT on my 12.5 mile route between schools during the workweek BUT I couldn't resist and this whole project was created to get me shooting again so here it is.

Interesting eh?



Hope everyone was able to take FULL advantage of Open Studios here in Roanoke this weekend! SOOOOOO many talented and inspiring artists we have here . . . I was soooo glad I took the time to tour around and see what everyone else has been up too. It's always fun to see new work AND work in progress right IN the studio.

Eric Fitzpatrick has quite the studio and I left drooooooooling - nice work Eric. We can tell you love what you do and have a special connection with your space. It was a joy to spend time in your studio Saturday morning!!



Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Spring Break is OVER :( and I've also made a trip to N.Y.C and back!!!

We had a hilarious 71 yr old tour guide, John, who is a true New Yorker. He took us to a Yankees game, Mamma Mia, shopping on 5th Ave and allllll over. Can't wait to return and explore beyond the touristy frindge.

Look out Dolan's - I'm coming for a visit this summer!!!!

Stay tuned . . . 12.5 in 5,520 is back in effect tommorrow.

Polcinego Bella

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Mary's Gone Wild

So . . . am just returning home from a girl's weekend @ Holden Beach! Fabulous trip but alas the work week is coming quickly :(

Will post many more pictures from the getaway but couldn't go to sleep this evening without posting this one and mentioning Mary . . . check out this wild Folk Artist who builds doll houses and paints on windows. She's UH-MAY-ZING and I'm so glad we met her this weekend!

Her glass house was the most impressive . . .


Polcinego Bella

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Spring Break

It's Spring Break here in public school land and I'm LOVIN' it! I've spent many days out in the sunshine and am looking forward to the rest of this week to work on creative projects, moving into a new studio, and catching up on house work.
Have been taking new photos daily and will post some along the way.
12.5 in 5,220 is on Spring Break too but not to worry - my design work is still booming.
Polcinego Bella

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

12.5 in 5,220.2

Here it is ladies and gents . . . the passenger seat of old VisaVersa . . .

This snapshot was captured on Day Two of the 12.5 in 5,220 challenge and what a day it has been. This close-up of the passenger seat of my trusty Nissan Versa tells all. Not only am I carrying extra weight (my blue and white canvas martha stewart bag) but the "normal weight" my goldenrod matt n nat is strewn all over the place.

It's been a mixed up, topsi turvy day and quite frankly I'm ready to knock a beer back, snuggle with Molly and Maggie (the two pups i'm babysitting) and call it a DAY.

Watch out Roanoke College - I'm headed back.

'Till next time.


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

12.5 in 5,220.1

So, today's the day . . . the new project has begun!!!!!

Rough start I admit but non the less, here is the first snapshot. PIPES.

You see, we are enduring MUCH change this year @ my elementary school. Our campus has transformed into a construction zone. Mud, slush, beams, men with hard hats, BIG EQUIPMENT, etc are forming daily obstical courses for us. We have been promised the efforts will all be worthwhile yet I'm still skeptical . . .
These pipes can be found in stacks anywhere around campus and I thought they made a nice pattern of circles . . . I love circles.
Cheers - it's a sunny Tuesday . . . enjoy it!!!
Polcinego Bella

Monday, March 29, 2010

12.5 in 5,220

Hello world. I'm a baby blogger so patience please!

I'm a young traveling art teacher who is ready to start making art for arts' sake. I've been creating space for others to be creative and it's time to get back to doing the same for myself!

Today as I was driving my usual route between schools and I made a challenge to myself to do something creative with the time and space I travel through each day. Then I gave myself more parameters: Take a picture everyday on your travel route . . .you have 5, 22o seconds between your elementary and high school classes AND 12.5 miles!!!

Thus, the beginning of the 12.5 in 5,220 project. From here on out whenever I travel the 12.5 miles between my elementary and high school assignments I will shoot one image and post it here.

Stay tuned . . . things just miiiiight get interesting . . .

Until tommorrow - Cheers.
Polcinego Bella