Wednesday, July 28, 2010

More Fun Kid's Art

As promised, here are more examples of art created by my students last week.  The artists that created these birds and lemurs are 6 and 8 year olds.  Aren't they fun!

Now!  If these kids can make such fun, expressive, and creative art, then SO CAN YOU!  Just let go and have fun!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Oh The Talent of Youth!

I'm in the midst of teaching kid's daily art classes.  Our focus this year is Animals of the Rainforest.  The younger kids are creating 3-d art and the older kids are drawing animal portraits.  They are working in charcoal, graphite, and colored pencil.  Here are a couple of wonderful examples of Bengal Tigers.  The artist are 8 and 13 respectively.  Don't you just love those unruly whiskers!

I'll be back in a couple of days with more pictures.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Where Are You Vacationing This Year?

Vacations are traditions that create mixed memories.  Stories about childhood vacations may have tales of adventure, fun, and meeting new friends.  Or they may be filled with memories of overworked parents determined to have fun even though they were hot and tired, vehicle breakdowns, and chronic sibling rivalry in the car.  We probably all have a few of most of these.    

Where will you be vacationing this year?  Do you have great adventures planned or rather a quiet time to just rest and reflect?  I'd love for you to comment here about your vacation plans or memories.   

I've created a vacation journal using ecru colored handmade papers.  It is embellished with an original digital collage I made using the images offered in this week's Crowabout challenge.  Perhaps writing in a lovely journal especially chosen for our vacation could reshape our memories. We could choose to write only about the wonderful, the funny, the endearing, and the happy parts of our vacation.  Then in years to come, perhaps - just perhaps, the less than wonderful parts of our memories from vacation time will have faded away.

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Monday, July 5, 2010

Celebrations and New Beginnings

Yesterday was a day to celebrate freedom and independence in the US.  We joined the tradition of many families across the nation as we had a cook out.  My son was the main chef for the day.

One of the things he created was this fun drink dispenser made out of a real watermelon.  He filled it with a refreshing concoction he made with fresh watermelon juice.  I LOVE watermelon!  He knows the way to his mama's heart.  It was a great day.  The weather brought us tropical humidity and the air was sultry.  But we decided to choose to ignore it and just have fun anyway.  We had the cookout on our huge covered front porch.   I like to call it the veranda, just for the drama and fun of it.   Everybody needs a little drama in their life.

And on the subject of celebrating freedom and independence, I'd like to introduce you to a new Etsy shop KAporcelainware.  This shop specializes in earrings made exclusively in porcelain.  Each unique earring is crafted by hand from the wet porcelain clay to the actual assemblage with the wire findings.

 KAporcelainware  is the creation of Kate and Allison.  Kate is my lovely, bright, and talented daughter.  (Yes, I guess I'm a bit prejudiced here.)  And Allison is her very gifted and innovative friend.  Together they have created this colorful and inviting shop.  I hope you will take a moment to stop by and look around.  Maybe even order some earrings in the color you need for that new outfit you just bought!

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