Friday, September 27, 2013

in the studio

This painting has had a mind of its own.  
I have not been able to get the color right.
It actually looks much better in the photo.
If it had stayed like this I would have let it be,
but no I had to go and experiment.
So the color was amped up (which really isn't me)
as I am trying to stretch and lean outside my comfort zone.
So with that done and feeling utterly at a loss,
I decided to let some friends join the party.
Who knows where the piece is going now?
Maybe wip should stand for
What if people?

Friday, September 13, 2013

back to school

Just love meeting new bright-eyed students filled with awe and wonder and hope.
Isn't that just the best?
Well this year is no exception and I must say - 
they all seem to be very talented too.
So I have two iPad classes and one mixed media at two different schools.
One iPad class will explore 3 different apps.
We started with Art Rage and explored making shapes 
and bucket-filling them with color.
The second iPad class is Bible Stories and I will show you
their version of Creation next week.  
My last class is Mixed Media and I had to do the swimming lesson again.
How can I not when they turn out these beauties?
they will be done next week.
I am tired but my art opening is tonight (just look at the post below),
so I guess I better wake up and smile because life is good,
yes it is ;)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Illumination opening

Remember this one?
That would be my girl and bear in the very middle of the poster.
Well the opening is this Friday
so stop by if you live anywhere in western Washington.
Should be a fun time!
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- 
I took the one less traveled by, 
And that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Psalm 119:105

Friday, September 6, 2013

tomato hunt

She is enjoying fresh picked tomatoes 
warm from the summer sun
just as much as we are.
Who can blame her?

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sometimes my mind thinks too much...

Sometimes my mind thinks too much...
Last night I could not sleep after trying several new apps on my iPad.
At least I have these to show for it.
My fingers with paint morphed in the percolator app.
Magical aren't they?
My husband cleaning the gutters
our bumper crop of tomatoes
my husband walking through a tunnel

 percolator app & words in over

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

First day of School

So odd to be missing the first day of school...  
I have spent the last 10 years being there and getting to know those cuties.  
But not this year ;(
This year I will teach 3 after school art classes at two schools and start teaching adults too.
A mixture of yippee and sadness at the same time -
Aren't most moving on times that way? 
For now here is the bulletin board that will greet the kids today.
I had help from my summer camp kids who loved to color and made the flowers.