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    Anastasia Fink
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Can’t believe we lost this amazing woman today. RIP Aretha, your voice will live on forever with me. NYT said, « Aretha is a gift from God »  Yep, there was no one like her. #arethafranklin #queenofsoul #randb  #gospel #respect #detroit #equality #freedom #singer #cancersucks
My WIP knitting. It’s a sleeveless tank, hoping to finish in Aug.? Ha! I’m so slow at knitting fingering weight yarn, anyone else? It’s a lovely yarn fade by @neighborhoodfiberco and beautiful pattern by @helleslentedesign called #confettifadetop I love the side panel detail and shape. Hope I do it justice. If only I could knit faster. #knitting #knittersofinstagram #ravelry #neighborhoodfiberco #localyarn #fades
Pup in lap & knitting, it’s a good night. #sleepydog #❤️ #snoring #puppy #knitting
Done & Done! Missing 3 artists from this awesome team, but I’ll get another photo. 
#stratfordacademy #muralart #highschoolart #arteducation #jump for #accomplishments & #joy
Our mural project continues! We had to take a hiatus at the end of the school year & part of the summer, but we’re back, and almost finished. So proud of my students. These girls really took charge of this project and learned so much. It was an empowering project for them. I’ve watched them grow & do things they didn’t know they had the confidence to do. They got experience working as a team from design to compromise to understanding what a they were capable of and how they could push new limits. They not only worked in a lift, but learned how to put it together & they balanced on ladders 10+ feet off the ground to paint! These girls rock! #girlpower #muralart #realworldlearning Thanks for the inspiration @mayahayuk and @swoonhq Thank you @stratfordacademy for all the positive support and encouragement you gave these girls, you never said no.
#arteducation #womanartist #highschoolart #stratfordacademy
Our mural project continues! We had to take a hiatus at the end of the school year & part of the summer, but we’re back, and almost finished. So proud of my students. These girls really took charge of this project and learned so much. It was an empowering project for them. I’ve watched them grow & do things they didn’t know they had the confidence to do. They got experience working as a team from design to compromise to understanding what a they were capable of and how they could push new limits. They not only worked in a lift, but learned how to put it together & they balanced on ladders 10+ feet off the ground to paint! These girls rock! #girlpower  #muralart  #realworldlearning  Thanks for the inspiration @mayahayuk and @swoonhq Thank you @stratfordacademy for all the positive support and encouragement you gave these girls, you never said no. #arteducation  #womanartist  #highschoolart  #stratfordacademy 
And to think we almost missed National Mutt Day! Happy Mutt Day everyone, woof woof! #nationalmuttday #adoptdontshop #pittmix #rescuedogs #lovebugs #furkids
Tater just doesn't understand why Charlie won't save some of his food for him.  #unsatiableappetite #puppylove #rescuedogs #carolinadog #weimeranerpitbullmix #partyof5 #woof
So the fostering of the found puppy didn’t work out so hot. We fell in love with him & have to keep him! Tater Tot is #5 dog now & the other dogs have excepted it. Tater was pretty great on our road trip to Wilmington, but the 6 hr ride back was hard for the pup.  Tater moaned, pretended to sleep unwillingly and take up all kinds of hilarious positions. I couldn’t resist the photos. Rest assured, we stopped for breaks and when we got home he had a giant walk with his pack. #rescuedog #puppy #partyof5 #weimaranerpittmix ? #fosterfail #roadtrip #arewethereyet
So the fostering of the found puppy didn’t work out so hot. We fell in love with him & have to keep him! Tater Tot is #5  dog now & the other dogs have excepted it. Tater was pretty great on our road trip to Wilmington, but the 6 hr ride back was hard for the pup. Tater moaned, pretended to sleep unwillingly and take up all kinds of hilarious positions. I couldn’t resist the photos. Rest assured, we stopped for breaks and when we got home he had a giant walk with his pack. #rescuedog  #puppy  #partyof5  #weimaranerpittmix  ? #fosterfail  #roadtrip  #arewethereyet 
Wilmington, NC, a little working vacation. Starting to work on renovating my boyfriends house, it’s been rented out for years. The backyard turns to marsh & you see the Brunswick River & Cape Fear beyond. Somehow forgot to get a shot of the river between all the trips to Lowe’s. But we did get to the beach for one day. 😊 #wilmingtonnc #lelandnc #workingharbour #renovation #workingvacation
Wilmington, NC, a little working vacation. Starting to work on renovating my boyfriends house, it’s been rented out for years. The backyard turns to marsh & you see the Brunswick River & Cape Fear beyond. Somehow forgot to get a shot of the river between all the trips to Lowe’s. But we did get to the beach for one day. 😊 #wilmingtonnc  #lelandnc  #workingharbour  #renovation  #workingvacation 
College friends, dorm friends from freshman year 1984-  Can’t believe we met up! It’s been 15+ years?? Thanks @robinrgordon for all the connections, wish I could have seen y’all too. Love seeing my college friends, this needs to happen more ❤️ #simmonscollege #boston #1984 #2018 #oakisland #nc #summer #nofilter
College friends, dorm friends from freshman year 1984- Can’t believe we met up! It’s been 15+ years?? Thanks @robinrgordon for all the connections, wish I could have seen y’all too. Love seeing my college friends, this needs to happen more ❤️ #simmonscollege  #boston  #1984  #2018  #oakisland  #nc  #summer  #nofilter 
Summer Clay Camp for 2nd-4th grade camp was a hit. Faces, candle holders, nesting bowls, etc., and birds! Credit to @barrygreggclayworks for how to make birds. My students saw my birds from your workshop & they were determined to make them. They’re so cute! But, no worries Barry, I won’t be doing bird workshops!  #barrygreggclayworks #stratford #kidsceramics #arteducation #campeagle #imagination #birdart #claycamp
Wait till you see what comes next! #surprise #watermelon #overgrownokra #summergarden #teacherssummer
Fig Jam!! I have finally conquered my fear over canning jam, I've wanted to can, but it's always been intimidating for me. Not anymore! Here are 3 different recipes; vanilla fig, balsamic fig, and whole figs in syrup w/lemon slices. The whole figs look a little funky tho, not sure about them, even tho they went through the proper water bath at the end. Breakfast is almond butter w/the balsamic fig jam and it is delicious!!
Also, shout out to @cameron_barkley for our new/old furniture in our kitchen, we love it, thank you. And, @barrygreggclayworks & @masasasakiceramics for my sweet dog and mug to start my day ❤️❤️ #handmadewithlove #ceramics #figjam #canning #dogs #barrygreggclayworks #masasasakiceramics #haitianart #columbianart
Fig Jam!! I have finally conquered my fear over canning jam, I've wanted to can, but it's always been intimidating for me. Not anymore! Here are 3 different recipes; vanilla fig, balsamic fig, and whole figs in syrup w/lemon slices. The whole figs look a little funky tho, not sure about them, even tho they went through the proper water bath at the end. Breakfast is almond butter w/the balsamic fig jam and it is delicious!! Also, shout out to @cameron_barkley for our new/old furniture in our kitchen, we love it, thank you. And, @barrygreggclayworks & @masasasakiceramics for my sweet dog and mug to start my day ❤️❤️ #handmadewithlove  #ceramics  #figjam  #canning  #dogs  #barrygreggclayworks  #masasasakiceramics  #haitianart  #columbianart 
Taught a Clay Camp for 2nd-4th graders last week and they rocked it! They’re my favorite lower school grades to make art with-so much imagination & enthusiasm. I call this project garden faces, they’re giant slab faces to go outside & peek out from your garden. They’re so sweet!
#stratfordacademy #campeagle #claycamp #arteducation #garden #kidsceramics #artwithheart #faces #makeart #supportthearts
Back home from the cool mountains to beastly heat (ugh), but a great garden. This morning’s pick and breakfast. 
#yum #garden #growyourown #freshisbest #frenchbread #goatcheese is my fav!
God, I almost feel like I’m posting puppy porno here! So we now have another pitt pup who loves to sleep upside down. Is it in their genes?? I busted out laughing when I saw this yesterday. I post this b/c today our sweet pea is at the vet being neutered. Bye bye baby balls! #rescuedog #pittpuppy #sweetpea #dogsofinstagram #dontshopadopt #5dogs #spayneuter
Making Totems workshop with Barry Gregg at the Bascom Art Center in Highlands, NC. These are my birds & my first dog...more to come! Best workshop ever!! @barrygreggclayworks @thebascom #thebascom #highlands #dogart #totem #clay #gisa #education #lovedaysummergrant