Friday, December 18, 2009

New Sample for Another Upcoming Workshop

So I am teaching a paper-themed workshop that has to do with making food sculpture. This one happens to be made from toilet paper paint and kitchen spices (the idea is actually from School Arts September 2009 issue).

Thursday, December 17, 2009

And Just a Little More from the Exhibit

By the way, the exhibit was called "Outside the Lines" and it was up from Dec. 8th - 18th. I actually take it down tomorrow.

At the opening reception, which took place on Wednesday of last week, I received my official certification declaring that I have completed the licensing program to be an official professional art teacher!

More from the Exhibit

Here are some more images from the fabulous art show!

Art Lessons from My Student Teaching Experience

I just finished my student teaching at a fabulous elementary school. At the end I had to install a massive art show of the students' artwork. Here are some samples:

Learning to Quill (or Filigree)

So I needed to learn paper quilling so that I can teach it at an art workshop in March. The solution was to go to one of my favorite places--the public library. I checked out some books, cut some paper (which is actually the most tiresome part) and voila! Check out my first quilled paper motif.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Will Post More Art and Writing Soon

I haven't posted anything in a while because I haven't been in the studio lately and have been taking an online course that involves lots of reading and writing, but once I get back in the studio and back to the stories I will get some work posted for all to see.

I also want to post some images of artwork done by my students and will get those on here soon!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Chocolat Rabbit While Their Eyes Were Watching God

Chocolat Rabbit While Their Eyes Were Watching God Oil on Panel 9x12 2009
This painting was inspired by Lent, the film, Chocolat, and happenstance. It was the first time I had listened to a book on CD as a means to multi-task. It turned out to work well, keeping all parts of my mind stimulated.

En-masse Painting Series: Button, Button, Where's the Button?

Button, Button, Where’s the Button?
Oil on Panel 8x8 2009
I looked at objects in a tin – this time my own collection of buttons that spans about twenty years.

En-masse Painting Series: Are You the Purple Jelly Bean?

Are You the Purple Jelly Bean? Oil on Panel 8x8 2009
Begun during Lent. I kept up with the reflections and bright colors, but loved that there was only one purple bean in the bag.

En-masse Painting Series: Lost My Marbles

Lost My Marbles Oil on Panel 8x8 2009
I multiplied my color palette, simplified my shapes and really pumped up the reflections when choosing this subject.

En-masse Painting Series: Count Your Lucky Stars

Count Your Lucky Stars Oil on Panel 8x8 2009
I began this series with Christmas ornaments found on clearance. I wanted to limit my local colors, but also play with reflected colors.