Monday, December 24, 2012

let your light shine!

Your word is a lamp for my feet,
a light on my path.
Psalm 119:104-6
I wish each of you a very Merry Christmas spent with loved ones,
and maybe a little snow...
This ipad sketch is on our cards this year.
Zoe and Matteo loved posing and enlisted
 a couple of newly found friends who frequent our yard.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

 Light piercing the darkness,
illuminating manuscripts,
the scent of Christmas bubbling on the stove,
chicken pot pie lovingly baked,
sweet smiles,
a riot of color,
and gifts creatively wrapped...
it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

He's got the whole world in his hands...

Having fun with my iPadders
making nativity scenes.
Sometimes my mind just goes to some odd places,
but it sure does inspire them and make them smile. :)
Love these scenes by 2nd and 3rd graders!
See the dog door?
Ahh from the hands of babes!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

penguins and snowmen - it could happen

My drawing is above and my new students followed along
 and drew the sketches below.
Isn't that great for only their second week using the iPad?

Friday, December 7, 2012

hoo hoo, that's who

An owling we will go...
 Oil pastel and watercolor never gets old. 
Wish there was one on my fridge...

Thursday, December 6, 2012

new paintings delivered to gallery

I delivered these two paintings to
artEAST yesterday.
They would love to go home with you...
$55 each
6" x 6"

Monday, December 3, 2012

sunflowers and glue

In October we made sunflowers - 
the old standby that always looks wonderful-
 just lines of glue...
 allowed to dry...
 then brilliantly colored with chalk pastel.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

foiled again

First trimester finishes this week and I have yet to post 
any of the mixed media we have made...
Such is life, 
but I really can't complain as I have been making and selling much of my own art.
So I am going to try and catch up this week with a trek through mixed media
with my kiddos.
The first project was drawing on foil.
 Let me introduce you to this cute tiger above made by a charming Kindergartener.
First we rolled black printing ink onto aluminum foil.
Then the foil was placed ink side down over white construction paper.
 Then a tiger design was drawn with a pencil
and  the back of a small hand rubbed all over the paper for texture.
This hamster was made with the same process and love.
We added oil pastel and watercolor actually - 
just went for it with lots of layers for fun.
Aren't they cute?
Kindergarteners are awesome!