The unique issues that women face in and out of prison are important to me. What’s more important is following their guidance, trusting their truth and being an ally by listening to hear and not to fix. As Executive Director of ARC I will ensure that women’s voices are heard, respected and honored. These courageous women leaders inspire me and I’m honored to work for them. #writingmywrongs @antirecidivismcoalition #womengetthingsdone#dignityforwomen#cut50
So this happened late last night, luckly we got it almost home, its a block away at our Aldi's . Our lug nuts rusted to our tire, so its now a machanic problem. Stupid Salt and snow. Im 34 and Never changed a tire. I could of if it wanted to come off but luckly men and husbands are always willng to help women out. #flatire#canthisweekgetanyworse 😣🚘🛑🚗🛣#myasdworld#womengetthingsdone
Who are your mentors? Tag #arcatachamber this week so we can share and all applaud them! 🙌
Maggie Gainer and Alex Stillman are some of our area’s matriarchs.
Maggie Gainer single handedly turned the Arcata Chamber’s mixers into the first zero waste Chamber mixers around. She showed us a photo, back in early 2016, of our mixers full of plastic water bottles and plastic silverware and we never looked back. Since then, hosts only offer reusables and everyone leaves the party without a trace. 👌
Alex Stillman has rehabilitated and maintains countless buildings in Arcata. She championed the idea of historic preservation at a time when buildings were being torn down to build malls. Lately she’s been helping us arrange and decorate our Chamber/Arcata Humboldt Welcome Center and her touch has made all the difference. 💫
#makingadifference#womengetthingsdone#matriarchs#mentorsmatter#arcataca#sharingiscaring#zerowastemixers#historicpreservation#bestsmallbusinesscommunity#thankyou @stillmanalex @maggiegainer
Women's History Month Day 21 of 31: Marguerite "Maggy" Barankitse 💁🏾♀️👩👧👦
Marguerite Barankitse is a Burundian humanitarian and founder of Maison Shalom, a multi-denominational shelter that cares for children who were displaced by genocide throughout Africa. Maggy studied to be a teacher in Rusengo, then did three years of seminary studies in France. She started working on her return to Burundi, teaching French at the secondary school in Ruyigi and supervising the youngsters after school. During a period of civil war in the region Barankitse, herself a member of the Tutsi nation, was brutalized by other members of her tribe, who called her a blood traitor for sheltering and working together with Hutus and others at the local diocese, and forced her to watch as her friends were driven from the church and slaughtered. After the massacre the children of the victims came out of hiding and Maggy realized that her mission would be to fight the violence ravaging her country by giving those children, and the 20,000 who would follow, an alternative to hate. It would be a mission of peace and love, in which the life and dignity of every human being would be respected, no matter their ethnicity, origin, or religion. When possible the organization worked to reintegrate the children back into their communities by finding their surviving family members or neighbors who could take them in.
Two years ago I said my final goodbye to my biggest cheerleader and the rock of our family. The woman who taught me to be a fearless leader. The woman who taught me not to be afraid to jump. The woman who always reminded me that my voice and opinion matters. Although I can’t just pick up the phone and call you anymore you continue to find a way to remind me that I matter and am loved on this day. Because of my grandma I am the woman that I am today #InternationalWomensDay#WomenGetThingsDone
From my family and friends to the women of @Compass, AND to the women in your life...take a moment, stop and reflect on who they are. Today is a day to celebrate all the incredible ways women have made a difference in our world.
SheHub’s cofounder/ multi-businesswoman @jennie.beiter having the best time with fierce feminists at 2018 Women’s March San Francisco.
#womenempowerment#PussyPower#WomengetthingsDone#nastywomenunite#Repost @letsbepresent with @get_repost
Here’s to making every day as powerful, inspiring, supportive, and positive as yesterday! 💜 We are so excited to be part of this movement and want to help women everywhere be empowered! 💜🚶🏻♀️🚶🏿♀️🚶🏽♀️🚶🏾♀️🚶🏼♀️💜
Let us have a little chat about productivity. This is something you aim to be more productive and more efficient. Seamlessly flowing through the day accomplishing every task that is set before you with no problem and no complication. Yet you fail to take ownership of your day. You roll out of bed dreading getting ready, hangry and in dire need of a cup of coffee feeling anything less than productive.
So stop talking about becoming more productive and start being more productive.
You know the things you need to do to be productive you just don't want to do them or you don't like them but they work. Create a solid routine that you stick to every morning and every evening. Prioritize your tasks and create an actionable to do list. I don't mean those vague, go to the store to do lists I mean ACTIONABLE. What actions do you need to do to move you towards your goals for the upcoming day.
Get rid of distractions. Stop allowing your phone, browsing the internet, chatting with your co-worker or whatever your distraction are to throw you off course. Give yourself a set amount of time to complete a task and focus on only that task until the time is up. Put your phone on DND, listen to music and block the world out, however you do it get stuff done.
Start your day early. Getting a head start to the day means you have more time to take care of things and get a jump start on projects, and get to wake up and join the land of the living a lot quicker. The early bird really does catch the worm.
Discipline and consistency. These are the things that create a more productive lifestyle. So start disciplining yourself to become more productive.
My little studio companion for the afternoon. He designed two paintings with preliminary sketches and planned out his colors to paint beside me. A great little sidekick. .
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* ✔️I am - trying out a new Fabriano paper, deciding how I like it.
* ✔️I did - paint a significant part of the deck (much less fulfilling that painting in my studio :)
* 😬I will - be organizing my boys' rooms so they can start school this week actually able to find their stuff and feeling on top of the world (anyone else with me here)
* 😅I wish - I were done organizing the boys rooms :) and that I had tied up my tomatoes a bit more securely 🍅 and that I had a tropical vacation planned for my near future 🌴 🍍I do have a pool party to attend this evening does that count? .
What's going on with my tribe this lovely, breezy Saturday?
Art History buffs? Parents of school aged children? Artists? Educators?...
I'm trying to figure out my 'Big 5' artist line up that I will use to label each of the tables and art bins in my classroom. I teach additional artists to individual grade levels but these 'Big 5' are the ones that all the students will hear and become most familiar with this year. Last year I did a theme of artists that had a connection to Hitler (whether he burned their paintings, hated their art, fled from his rule to be able to create as they wanted, created their style to oppose his oppression, etc) what should my theme be for this year? #somanyartistssolittletime .
*North American artists
*Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism
*Latin American artists
*Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
*Still life or landscape artists
*Cubism/De Stijl/ Futurism
*An artist from a different continent
*Artists that have influenced each other creating a link
*Color field artists
*Installation artists *Artists that paint from nature or plein air artists
*5 random Master artists *Contemporary Artists
*Artists that have died in tragic/self-destructive ways (haha)
Cast your vote or even suggest a theme I haven't stated. What would you want your children to learn in art this year?
Sometimes I like to tape recent work up in a busy spot in my house (kitchen, living room, etc) so I can look at them from different angles while I'm cooking, doing dishes, chatting with my boys etc. and while I'm catching glimpses of them I decide quietly in my mind if I like it or not and what I think should be different about each painting. Also, it's kind of like deciding which of your children is your favorite... it kinda depends on the day and the time! 😜What process do you have with your creations? Do you deem them all brilliant works of art and set them off to sell or do you choose a few favorites and cut the others into little pieces? Or do you have a unique or possibly bizarre ritual surrounding each piece (which I'm sure we would all love to hear about)?!?
Oh sweet Saturday I'm glad you're here... I have the house all to myself (a rare occurrence) for the next few hours but now to figure out what to do...
1. Do yoga then paint the entire time
2. Finish scraping the deck then start painting it
3. Weed and tidy the yard preparatory for the 40 teens that will come tonight for an outdoor movie in our yard
4. Clean out the garage and make homemade scones
5. Fold 5 loads of laundry while binge watching Netflix
6. Plan for my upcoming classes for the fall and make granola bars
7. Go back to bed and avoid making decisions
Wanna cast your vote?
I am... playing catch up on a few things (homework for a class I'm taking, replanting plants/flowers, buying paint for the deck).
I will...be making souvlaki for dinner
I wish...we didn't need to buy a new car & the freezer side of the fridge just died (oh the joys of adulthood :)
I smell... the sweet smell of little boys that are hot from the sun having just played basketball together at the park.
I hear... the hum of the A/C a sweet reminder that we are very blessed to be cool on this hot hot day. 😎
Saturday Choices. I work full-time as an art teacher throughout the week so Saturday is really my only day off and I am often unsure of where to begin: do I go for a run, do I do yoga, do I clean the whole house, go to every soccer game today or do we divide and conquer (hubby and I), grocery shopping, cleaning the church, or can I get in several hours of painting and if so do I do watercolor painting or paint in acrylics or oils? My predicament reminded me of my students... recently I gave them a handout with the steps all typed up on how to plan your own project. They got to create anything they wanted out of clay with very few guidelines. I didn't give them a theme or specific directions of what to create. In 6th grade most of them were able to come up with a creative idea that they were excited about without too much "ummming and aaahhing and whining" but my 8th grade students had such a difficult time. It's almost as if they wanted me to tell them exactly what they needed to do to get an "A", spell it out for them. As children get older it becomes increasingly difficult to help them cultivate creativity.
Well, I can relate to those sweet students... Dear Saturday, tell me exactly what I need to do and in exactly which order to perfectly maximize my time, increase my creative energy, improve my efficiency, get rejuvenated for the coming week and receive the proverbial "A" grade for a job well done. Yours truly, xo Kara Jane