Sunday, March 28, 2010

Spring And Easter Workshop

Saturday was a great day of sharing Easter and Spring Crafting projects with my younger students. I didn't have a large group, thank goodness, a couple of the projects that I had planned didn't work out so well. Kids are great, they didn't mind at all. They were very willing to change course with me and try something else. Of course their favorite was coloring eggs. We tried several different methods but we soon found out the best way to get the perfect multi-colored egg is simple to lay 2 to 3 egg in a collard in the sink, splash them with white vinger, then drip regular old food coloring on them. It's the coolest. Don't waste your money on the "Egg Spinner", it was a flop. Happy Spring and Easter to all my little art chix.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Collage Challenge

Last Friday I challenged the Art Chixs to "paint with paper".

So when they arrived on Friday morning, I had ever type and color tissue paper available waiting on them. They pulled out their mog pog and brushes and got busy on their images. The one to the left was done by my friend Dawn.

She started with an image she had seen in a magazine and a 11 x 14 sheet of watercolor paper. Most of the paper is thrown my hand and applied with mog pog. Some of the tree trunks were cut. Then she went back in when it was dry and out lined a little with a very sharp pen. She had printed the poem on a transparent paper and when she was completely happy with her image, she mog poged the poem on top. I can't wait to see it framed. makes me want to take a walk down that path. She really created great depth by using the colored paper in the right places. Way to go Dawn. I'm very impressed.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Just want to share this wonderful Quote

Found this quote on one of my favorite blogs this morning and thought it was worth sharing.

I Believe....
That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and what you've learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

I Believe....
That it isn't always enough,to be forgiven by others. Sometimes, you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I Believe...
That no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.

I Believe....
That our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, But, we are responsible for who we become.

I Believe...
That you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life Forever.

I Believe....
Two people can look at the exact same Thing and see something totally different.

I Believe...
That your life can be changed in a matter of Hours by people who don't even know you.

I Believe...
That even when you think you have no more to give,When a friend cries out to you - you will find the strength to help.

I Believe...
That credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

I Believe...
That the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon. The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; They just make the most of everything they have.

Monday, March 8, 2010

So Mom came for a visit two weeks ago and taught us Georgia Art Chix a cool new art lesson.

We made painted floorclothes. Very simple to do and so much fun. Simple purchase vinyl from your local Home Depot, cut to desired size. Paint with one heavy coat of Gesso. Once the gesso is dry, draw off your favorite design and begin painting with acrylic paints. We used student grade paints by Dick blick. Once your paint is good and dry spray with a clear acrylic paint to make sure nothing runs. Then paint or roll at least three coat of polycrylic on the cloth. This will seal the design and ensure that your can wash it. Take a look at some of the design my creative at Art Chix came up with.