Thursday, August 28, 2008

inspiration. hope. change.

...what a speech.

now if we can't figure out a way to end 8 years of walking backwards, my confidence in the american people will be buried just a bit further.

but what i DO believe in is the strength of the youth of america - idealism and confidence.

we NEED change. it's past wanting in... it's past hoping for it... we NEED it.

and WE can make it happen.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

vampire weekend!

i've tried to ignore them due to ALL the hype, but i finally gave in and i can say i love vampire weekend.

if you like indie rock, paul simon, and/or the talking heads... vampire weekend will be your new favorite band.

room 57 is rockin.

well, it looks like we will have a classroom after all. the floors and lights are in (although cabinets and sinks are m.i.a.).

friday at noon i'll be there with pizza for anyone who wants to help me unload - i can use all the help i can get. just shoot me an email at if you want to drop by and help out! hopefully it wont be too long of a day..........

less than a week till the first day of school!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

summer 2008 heavy rotation.

i'd say they never left my cd player... but they're on my ipod.
1. lucero - that much further west
2. beck - modern guilt
3. earlimart - hymn & her
4. kings of leon - because of the times
5. modest mouse - we were dead before the ship even sank
6. conor oberst - conor oberst
7. okkervil river - black sheep boy
8. u2 - boy
9. ryan auffenberg - marigolds
10. foo fighters - echoes, silence, patience, & grace
11. pearl jam - live @ bonnaroo 2008 (how did i miss this one?)

Sunday, August 17, 2008

back to school, back to school....

to all my art family that is going off to college for the first time, or back again - i wish you all the best.

mr. stahl's top 5 things you must do this year at college:
1. watch tommy boy, old school, and superbad. 3 generations of hilarious.
2. play video games. (if you can find someone with an atari or nintendo 64, even better)
3. exercise... you laugh, but it will keep you sane.
4. keep in touch with important people at home. (i didn't always do this, and i regret it)
5. make art. make art. make art.

ap art 08-09

hey ap art students...
only 2 and a half weeks left until school starts (although the room doesn't look like it)...

don't forget about your summer artwork - spend some real time on it - the more time you spend now, the less you'll have to spend when school is in full swing...
trust me - its worth it.

here is a link to the handout outlining your work thats due on the first day of school!
i look forward to seeing you all then.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

new year. new design. new layout.

hello all.
with the start of a new school year and the redesign of my classroom comes the redesign of my website. it was time. i guess since i haven't updated it in 6 months or so, it was time to jumpstart it.

keep checking back often for news.
[thanks to rob and scott for their help...]