Saturday, November 27, 2010

energy full

Here's the dress I fell in love with (on the hanger). It is just a little poofy at the waist for me (not that I'm flat as a pancake...) My friend Ellen said it would look good on a 12 year old. Yeah that's probably where my mental age is these days but I still had to stay good-bye to the dress of my dreams.

Finally into the holiday gift groove. Going to make different things with my drawings. Here are some of them- you may recognize a few faces from my art journals. It's actually quite fun to have all these faces out and about.
Here's my pile of add-ons for embellishing. Photography lesson number one- face scan labels to the back. Ah wish I had more time to retake but I want to keep working on my new projects.

I told my pal Kelly that I wasn't too into Liz Lamoreux's new book, inner EXCAVATION (I hope my link links. If not I'm sorry. This is my first try) but then today I got totally hooked on it and have grand plans to work through the whole book. The idea of making a conscious acknowledgement of expressing myself seems like just what I need to be doing. I think I will get a lot out of it so I can't wait to begin reading, writing, taking pictures (avoid scan labels) and mixing media. I'll let you know how it goes. Well, as you can see I have a lot to do so I better get busy.
Thanks so much for reading my blog. Send me a comment saying which face you like the best and you just may end up getting it as a giftie for reading my blog.
Ta Ta friends. xx00

Saturday, November 20, 2010

not so full

Rough week through and through. I am thankful for the weekend where maybe calm will settle through. Only two days of school next week so time to collect my thoughts. Procrastinated starting my gifties by working in my journal. I think that is a pretty good procrastination trade off. Hope everyone is doing well.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


No art by me this week, but my busy artist students have been working hard on their work. I had the third grade do these torn paper collage animals just as an exercise to practice using the collage materials (glue!) and most of them came out really good. Can't get the color correct on the cow. It has a very pink nose and utter. Turns out the boy's sister is crazy over cows.

Here are two self portraits. I love the self portraits the most of everything they do. These are both by second graders.

The pass around journal seems to be going well, but slow. The first artist did a great job on her two pages. Artist number two is taking some time but hopefully she finished and has passed the journal on.
Ah my wisteria. How I miss the spring. Winter and cold is not for me.

I am actually about to start an art project- holiday gift thing that I am quite excited about. Today I hope to make the prototype and I will show it to you devoted readers ASAP. And off I go to start (after laundry, bills, child pick-up... no I'm going now to start... really). Have a great week.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

slight journalfull

Here's my cute little house that in fact is not for sale. So sad, not that I could have bought it, but it was a nice fantasy.

Worked on some journal pages this week. Amazingly I have two to show. I think I would be doing more but alas it has finally become cold in South Carolina so I am almost in my hibernating mode. You laugh at me I am sure my Vermont and NY friends thinking I don't even know what cold is. Oh I know- that's why I live in South Carolina but I think I need an upgrade to an even warmer place.

The school journal is being passed around. I hope it is a success. We shall see. Luckily no one asked- do we have to do it?
OOH next Tuesday I get to sample the supposedly most incredible brownies at Family Math Night. I can not wait to try one.
That's about it except I do recommend Cline wine- the red one was very tasty.