Friday, May 22, 2015

Halfa week offa




Ya hoo four days off from school and after this week, I need it. Practicing outside for May Day and monitoring children's behavior is not something I relish, but it's over.
I started this picture with just the skin blobs and then added the details. For some reason I really like it.



Chalk work in fourth grade. Degas really handled his pastel well. We learned it is not easy. Wait til you see the sock monkey paintings next time with "man hair."



A bit of wine tasting this week during my cooking class. We learned how to make burrato, my favorite cheese these days. We only got a tiny taste sample so I had to drink more wine to make up for it.



Here I used a bamboo stick to draw with white ink. It was an interesting technique, but not as freeing and loose for me as the artist said it was for her.
Hope you have a great weekend. I am going to see Sheryl Crow this weekend. Should be fun. What are you up to?

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Full paradise in Georgia





Hello friends and visitors. Busy times here in South Carolina. Practicing my watercoloring. As I tell my students, it's not easy and you have to be patient. I think I am a colored pencil girl.



Have just returned from the most amazingly beautiful town in Georgia. It's an arts, eco friendly community. Beautiful land galore for walks and a great chai latte at the Blue Daisy.



I am so ready to move there.
Meanwhile back in reality. Had to get ready for student art show.


That took a lot of time and thought, but a good turnout of my little artists and their families.



Second grade is having fun using chalk for Blue Dog art. They are really cute and the colors are wonderful( until I have to spray them.)
Must get prepared for another rainy day. Hope all is well in your little paradises. Xxoo.