Saturday, June 27, 2015

Today I will choose Joy

Yep I will.
 It is a choice and...
I hope you are blessed with an awesome, joy-filled weekend too!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Think Big!

It's the last week of school
and I wanted to give my kids a pep talk
so I made them each cards with a note.
Here's one for you too!
Let's start dreaming....

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Yippee for UPPERCASE Magazine and Stamps and Me!

Doing the happy dance here
with some random doodling this morning.
The next issue of UPPERCASE Magazine features stamps.
How cool is that?
And even more cool is that I will be included...
Yippppeeee!
You may know that I always use stamps and buttons in my paintings.
I just adore them and the fact that each one comes with a story.
Uppercase is offering $15 off your subscription or renewal with the code
"cannotwaitforU26".
Feel free to share the code with your friends and family. 
It is valid until the end of June. 
I adore this magazine.  Why not check it out here:

Monday, June 1, 2015

Crustacean Plates are swimming to a Table near You

photos are up.  
Check out my plates on the first page.
Click on the May Bootcamp link to see them all.
Warning:
You may want seafood for dinner ;)



Thursday, May 28, 2015

Now all I need is a Fox!

You gotta love a plant that grows up to 5' tall through a crack in the stones.
If only I could be this resilient and able to face adversity and flourish.
Will work on that ;)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Pinocchio's Nose Grows!

We studied Pinocchio-
well not too much as it really is an awful story for kids-
but we focused on the lying part of it and how his nose grows.
So I figured we needed to make a puppet and have his nose grow.
So we make 3 layers-
background, puppet and a nose.
We cut them out...
and used metal fasteners to attach the body parts.
Here is one of the student's Pinocchio layer.
And here are some students with their finished pieces.  
Wish you could see the nose grow as we made extended noses
that go back and forth from a level pulled behind.
Aren't these fun?