hi hi, i’m dena. i started this blog 2+ years ago with my best friend makenzie. we love houston. we’re both from here and have lived here our whole lives. (i probably should branch out and live somewhere else in the world someday, but not any time soon. please don’t make me). this little baby has since become “my” little baby, which might account for the confusion of “where did her best friend go?” let me just tell you that makenzie is still around and we’re still best friends – but my passion for posting ran a little deeper and i am now the sole creator//editor of panchoandleftey. more about me: i’m a pre-school teacher at the best nature centered//child directed//play based school i’ve ever been to. it’s called blossom heights child development center and it’s literally my dream job. (sometimes it’s the weekend and i wish it was monday so i could be back at school with my favorite people doing my favorite thing). i love dancing and am currently part of a polish dance troupe (you can also find me at beetle or barbarella pretty much every weekend) i went to hspva for visual arts and still spend a lot of time on my bedroom floor watching netflix and crafting (i sell my houston inspired felt crafts at pop shop houston. come to my booth and buy something during our thanksgiving weekend holiday sale) i’ve also recently been learning to solder jewelry at houston makerspace. so thats pretty fun. i’m intrigued by local social + environmental justice and riding my 1980s steel frame bike around town. and traveling, i love traveling (but more than that, i love coming home). did you hear my little interview on kpft//npr//88.7? if not, jump on the band wagon and listen HERE.
if you have any ideas // connections // suggestions // or like think we should be friends, don’t be scared, just email me: email@example.com.