Sunday, May 1, 2016

Full of sock monkeys

The first graders always surprise me with their sock monkey pictures. There a nice lull in the room when they are dressing these creatures up and even clean up is often sucessful.

This is from my sad girl series I have been drawing at school. This one I got a chance to paint afterwards. A few more to paint still. That was a good week of drawing at school for me. Last week we had testing so I was able to do my annual three pages of characters. Will post after they are colored in. Maybe collage sheets?

Love how this simple watercolor came out. Very quick, but something about it I like. 
Four more weeks of school and then its summer time. Cannot wait. Planning my adventures. I know I am going to Charlotte in June for Jane Davenport's class. Eager to see Jane again and learn some of her techniques. 
Count the weeks with me. 

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Fully forgetting to blog

Oh my goodness, I didnt realize I have not updated my blog in almost two months. So sorry to any devoted readers( hee hee). I have been busy with school, I guess. Not sure what else. Not much art is getting done. Here's one I drew at school for the preschoolers for Strawberry week:
Pretty funny. That seems to be the only place I have been drawing besides my planner.
Spring break has just started( yahoo) so maybe I will get into the art swing since I am not going anywhere for the week. 
Trying to keep us with my planner. I miss my moleskein, but this one is nice and big. What have you been up to? Please tell. 
Thanks for visiting. Xxoo

Sunday, January 31, 2016

More than half a month tardy

Hello friends, 
I know, I know...not doing too good with keeping up the blog, but I dont even know who still is reading these words. Please let me know if you are here. It will encourage me to blog blog blog.
Still mostly working in this big planner that Renee gifted me. I have all my Midoris ready and eager, but am not able to work in them. I am not sure why. Size? I have way too many planners which is mixing me up. I dont know which to use and for what. Maybe next year I will return to just the moleskein.
Well at least I have been making art on chocolate. It wasn't so easy. Who wants to eat it?
I started Ali Edward's One Little Word project and actually completed my January prompts. My word is clear.
I love this drawing done by a kindergartner at my school. I hinted that I would love to have it, but no go. At least I took a picture. Not sure what grabs me about it, but I love it.
Well February will be here tomorrow and hopefully it will be a productive month. Thanks for visiting. Xxoo

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Half ready for the holiday spirit

Hello Friends, 
I am so happy to be on holiday vacation. Its the best. Have not been up to too much the first two days. 
I think I am neglecting my Holiday spirit somewhat. Havent wrapped and no cards made or sent. Probably would be easier if I bought cards. Also no working oven so have no idea what to make for the big meal...but fear not, Im just happy to be on vacation.
I did make these little bags which are kind of cute for some good friend-o-s. I hope they like them and arent reading my blog.( I dont think they do... The nerve!)
Here is the otherside.
Hope everyone has a great holiday. Peace to all.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Half empty on time

I have been informed that it has been two months since I last posted. No real excuse.
Working five days a week can make it hard to fit in things I enjoy such as working on my own artwork.
Luckily for me, Thanksgiving vacation is almost here. I will have a week to get things done...or not...
I have my planners ready to help me plan out the vacation days.  My art besties have been so into planners that it has been hard for me to not catch the bug. Now I just need to plan more things. Computer just crashed so farewell my friends.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Over a full month late

Friends- so sorry for the delay in posting. Teaching five days a week has really taken a toll on me.
There is so much I don't seem able to do anymore, 
But on a happier note:
Here are the first two pages of the article on my planner journal that will be in the October issue of Art Journaling. Hurrah.

Mostly, I have only had time to work a bit in my large planner, although this weekend even that hit the back burner. I do love working in this book. My goal is to use up a lot of my supplies collage stash, and photos. I have way to much stuff in these areas. They would never fit in my tiny house.

Wish I could quit my job and draw and plan all day. What a different life that would be. Alas, I must go work on my art assessment / student learning objectives. We have to now evaluate the students in art three times a year. Ugh. I'm not so fond of teaching to the famous "elements of art" as the key player in the art room. I feel creativity should be the star...but what do I know? Tra-la-la. Have a great week.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Halfway through a zillion projects

Alas summer vacation is almost over and I am half catching up and half doing nothing for the last few days of no school. Here Are two pages on some books I am working on. The small one is my mini faces book and the larger one is based on Teesha Moore's junk journals. 

I also just took a crochet class and kind of get it ( except what do you do with that extra chain stitch you make when you turn your piece?) So as you can see I have sooo- soooo much more to do. I can't possibly report back to school in a week.

This girl was drawn with pencil and colored mostly with pan pastels. I love her little barrettes. Too bad I messed up around the eyes. Thanks, my sweet Jane Davenport for some guidance via your wonderful book.
Oh sigh it's off to lesson plans next week and getting the art room into working condition. Well at least Louisa the sock monkey will be glad to resume her role as kindergarten assistance.