Saturday, April 28, 2012

a dog day

our walk to Pine Lake...

sometimes I think she sees things I don't...

Friday, April 27, 2012

are you my mother?

my iPad is never far from me any more...
although the same program is available for an iPhone,
I have not tried doodling on it yet;
now that seems like it would be hard.
Started here with a knitting photo from a magazine
and let my mind go crazy.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

happy thursday

trying so hard to not see the 'to do' list,
and the negatives, 
but keep my mood up
and be thankful for all my blessings...
including brushes and picmonkey too.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Go Vikings go

 Go Bellevue Christian Vikings go!
Since vikings are our mascot and
as they do not have the best reputation 
for being friendly,
well we decided to make ours Viking friendly artists
who want to spread some love...
 So first we made our own patterns and designs on paper
by stamping and making a fun mess...
 Then we cut out all the Viking pieces
to make a Viking body...
 and pieced our friendly guy together.
 Notice the palettes and paint brushes...
 and the overall silliness.
Oh we also made one for our princpal
and put it on his door when he wasn't looking.
I found the idea on Pinterest which took me to this lovely site
with great art ideas for students.  Enjoy!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

bye bye birdie

I am so behind in posting the kiddo's art work.
We finished our flock of birds months ago
and this post is finally ready to fly your way.
 I thought paper clay for the body would be perfect,
paper wings for flying,
as well as toothpick legs,
 and a base of cardboard for landing.
 Love the look of them nude...
 I also thought they would look more finished with some shrinky-dink accessories.
 So let me introduce you to a warrior
with quiver and bow
(as well as a bow tie)...
 and an artist and musician...
 and she looks rather eclectic...
 and King is ready to take off to survey his lands...
 and finally we end with love.
What could be better?
a fine bird party indeed.
It all started with this post found first on Pinterest.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

more virtual painting

I am so addicted to the iPad brushes application.
So when it is tv time I just sketch as I watch.
Pulled these bust and santos images from google...
and they are not mine but hope I have altered them enough
to be ok - just for me to doodle on.
 It is very therapeutic to work on the faces
and mold and give highlights.
She looks a little out of this world-
may have gone too far.
Oh well just having fun and trying not to over think.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

finally a heart rock

one of my students brought me this rock at recess,
then threw it on the ground...
hmmm i couldn't just let it sit there 
as i never find heart rocks...
so it now sits at home happy as a rock.
on spring break this week
and my brain is definitely on spring break - 
'nuf said.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

'tis the season

Zoe finally got all 30+ stitches out,
the cone of shame off,
and promptly disguised herself as a bunny 
so we would not recognize her.
Matteo joined in the fun 
and quickly realized it was a mistake.
Any easter bunnies hopping your way?

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

what can I say?

I missed most of artfest...
went home sick on friday
and can hardly think of it 
as the missed opportunity depresses me so.
 so i sat in bed and pulled out the iPad and doodled...
 and doodled some more jesse reno style...
 and bird doodled...
and i still feel lousy,
but maybe i will be able to share the one class i took later
when i stop feeling so sorry for myself ;(