Sunday, October 30, 2011

full half

 Not too much to show this weekend. Working on some other stuff but it's not here. Weekend was nice and relaxing. Saturday was pajama day until I went to my Italian group's pizza cook off. Carlo made a wicked pizza although I was forced to eat bacon- yikes. Today Riley and I made a mighty tasty kale, tomato, and white bean soup. It was nice to be cooking again. Then he helped me practice my Italian as he planned his puzzle party.

At last we are back to art studio work in the art room. I am glad the students can now work on their own projects again, although I must say they did a wonderful job on these more directed projects. I will miss the panda bears. Oops this painting is upside down- but at least it doesn't have spelling errors. Too impatient to look up the spelling of patience. Yes that would be me...
Have a great week.

Sunday, October 23, 2011


 Hope everyone had a nice weekend. We had some wonderful weather Saturday and Sunday but the house had a chill to it. Still there is no way I will turn on the heat when it's 65 degrees outside.
So that great blog template Teesha used didn't work so well on my blog. I only had it up for less than 24 hours before I had to change it, but I did switch the background color to my favorite Sally Jean blue- or close to it. Going to try the template again soon. It is really cool.
Here are some dessert drawings compliments of the second graders. Love the colors.

I was looking at my pictures from Portugal and wanted to use this picture of me dancing on the beach. I was so happy when we got to this beach. It was so beautiful and I was relieved to see nature and beauty after some hectic times. We had a lot of camera action there.

This page has some really cool vibrant colors but they don't show up too well on the blog. Ah if I only could learn patience. I wonder what my life would be like if I could be patient. Still muddling through Italian classes so I guess I am being a little patient. I hope the teacher will be patient with my pronunciation skills. Time to say arrivederci, comments welcome.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

full of templates?

 Hello Blog Readers. Here I am back with more art to show you. Teesha mentioned a new blog template on blogger so I am trying it. Not sure how it will work yet- or if it will work, but it looked cool on her blog. Then again everything looks cool on her blog. Also, I just noticed there is no preview button today so I can't check and see how this posting will look before I press Publish Post. Sorry if it looks odd.

 I used a piece of vellum over my journal page above and I am really enjoying the things I can do with a clear overlay. On another page I didn't like the painting I made of myself so I added some vellum and drew another picture over it. Coolzo.

I'm not really in love with this page. Too random. I like parts but ahh not my finest. I guess I could put a piece of vellum over it...
 Hooray we are almost done with our fund raiser which means the students can soon create art of their own choice, but still these flower watercolors came out pretty nice if I do say so myself.
And here is another beautiful picture of me drawn by a third grader. I really wish I could get a make over and look like her. Those lips are of model quality.
Nice weather has returned which makes me so happy. Have a great week.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


 I have been working on a lot of journal pages theses past two weeks. I don't know if it is to avoid studying Italian or it's just what I need to do, but I haven't done so many pages in a long time.

Nothing to really report. I finished the crostini(sad), wrote my article for Artful Journaling, Ordered some copic markers, actually made a real dinner for myself.... nothing earth shattering, but I am doing good. How about you?

Some girls in third grade came into class on Thursday with portraits of me. It made my day. Here is one. Love my pants and glad to see she designed me a pink apron to get rid of the usual orange one that I wear. I will show a few more next week next time.
Has anyone been to Bath, England? If so, should I go for a short weekend while I am in England? It looks like a crafty type of town according to my favorite mollie makes.
Have a great week. I think I will be singing in the rain according to the weather guide.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Lightly full

Thank you everyone for your kind words of congratulations to my news about being in Artful Journaling. I was glad I could share it with those who knew what I was talking about.

 My newest journal page is reminding me to take this week lightly. Lots to think about and I think that is what I need to do- just think. No action. The beach is a good thinking spot for me so I hope to get myself there tomorrow after school. It has been a bit chilly here since Saturday, but it should be warm enough for beach pondering.
 Look what my friend Ellen helped me make. It's a crostini filled with black, blue, and raspberries and is very addicting. Too bad I will have to eat this whole thing by myself. Yum.

 I'm taking an online class with Teresa Mcfayden on copic markers. I have collected quite a few and like them but don't really know how to use them. Since doodling is one of my favorite things I thought this class may help me. So far we have made some cute color swatches. Looks like my collection is a bit limited.

Oh I am so in love with these Kindergarten panda bears drawings. I do not want to give them back. They make me smile non-stop.
This is my show and tell for the week. Now back to Italian practice. Ciao.