Sunday, August 20, 2017

DIY Pinhole Solar Eclipse Viewer

Looked it up on the Nasa.gov Website
We are not in a good viewing area but it was fun to make the boxes

Friday, August 18, 2017

Back to School Prep

Twas the week before school would be back in session
All the teachers were stirring with anticipation
The clean smocks were hung on their hooks with care
The mannequins came out of their snug little bed
10 shiny new totes were filled to the brim


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Interactive Mural

The interactive murals everyone has been posting are so much fun.  The kids at school will be excited to have one too.  So, why not!



Might get a better shot when it is on the wall instead of spread out between two tables.

Revived an old Art Room stool that has been welded back together several times.


Friday, August 11, 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Art Room Sign

The last Art Room Sign before school starts.  Will be painted on plywood.  If you would like a black/white printable version follow the link below.



Saturday, August 5, 2017

Five Minute Drawing

Kiwi is a green cheek conure.  Pet of a dear friend
The legs and feet need to be bigger and flatter

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Art Room Signs

I have always used a graphite stick to transfer lettering.  In a search for diy signs I saw someone using chalk.  Chalk is so much easier.  It makes a soft bright line that doesn't get in the way of oil paint pens and easily brushes off when done.  Easy Peasy! 
Just print out your words, flip them over, rub the back of the paper with chalk, trace, apply paint pen.  Brush chalk off or leave it for effect.

Used oil pens because the chalk pen rubs right off and I don't plan on changing these.  Wood sign boards & easel purchased at Target .30 cents on clearance.


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

New Art Room Signs

Found these at Target for .30 cents each.  Bought a Bistro Chalk Marker for a dollar.

Monday, July 31, 2017

31 Day Watercolor Challenge

Blick's 31 Day Watercolor Challenge ends today.  I missed a couple of days at the beginning and a few in between.  It was fun using watercolors every day.  You really learn a lot about the quality of the materials you are using. The tiny free paintbrush that comes with the paint was challenging most days.  The 2 shades of green plus a blue and yellow that somehow made the exact same green when mixed???? & a dark red with even darker specks in it???  Proud of all entries based on the time and materials used.
The 28th and LAST entry!
Blick - July is World Watercolor Month

Sunday, July 30, 2017

31 Day Watercolor Challenge

Blick is having a 31 Day Watercolor Challenge.  Taking a little extra time to paint my Five Minute Drawings.  Here is the 26th entry.  The theme for all of the drawings/paintings:  Summer Favorites

Saturday, July 29, 2017

31 Day Watercolor Challenge

Blick is having a 31 Day Watercolor Challenge.  Taking a little extra time to paint my Five Minute Drawings.  Here is the 25th entry.  The theme for all of the drawings/paintings:  Summer Favorites

Blick - July is World Watercolor Month

Friday, July 28, 2017

Fantastic Friday Art Bots

The Old Stone House Library & Mrs. Gould presented Art Bots for the final Fantastic Friday of the Summer.  Fifty participants making Bots at once!
Shout out to the Summer Recreation Counselors, Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Guardians & Library Staff
THANK YOU!  It was awesome!



31 Day Watercolor Challenge

Blick is having a 31 Day Watercolor Challenge.  Taking a little extra time to paint my Five Minute Drawings.  Here is the 24th entry.  Only 3 days left! 
The theme for all of the drawings/paintings:  Summer Favorites

Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Artist Minion

Last school year we had "Minion Mondays."  Elementary Teachers and students dressed like Minions.  Near Halloween this plush Minion was left in my room as a gift.  I removed the Halloween items and made him ready for a new year as an Artist

31 Day Watercolor Challenge

Blick is having a 31 Day Watercolor Challenge.  Taking a little extra time to paint my Five Minute Drawings.
Day 23 is a special one!  Wishing Pippa's Momma a
Happy Happy Birthday!
 The theme for all of the drawings/paintings:  Summer Favorites

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

31 Day Watercolor Challenge

Blick is having a 31 Day Watercolor Challenge.  Taking a little extra time to paint my Five Minute Drawings.  Here is the 22nd entry.  The theme for all of the drawings/paintings:  Summer Favorites

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

31 Day Watercolor Challenge

Blick is having a 31 Day Watercolor Challenge.  Taking a little extra time to paint my Five Minute Drawings.  Here is the 21st entry.  The theme for all of the drawings/paintings:  Summer Favorites
Blick - July is World Watercolor Month

Monday, July 24, 2017

31 Day Watercolor Challenge

Blick is having a 31 Day Watercolor Challenge.  Taking a little extra time to paint my Five Minute Drawings.  Here is the 20th entry.  The theme for all of the drawings/paintings:  Summer Favorites

Sunday, July 23, 2017

31 Day Watercolor Challenge

Blick is having a 31 Day Watercolor Challenge.  Taking a little extra time to paint my Five Minute Drawings.  Here is the 19th entry.  The theme for all of the drawings/paintings:  Summer Favorites

Saturday, July 22, 2017

31 Day Watercolor Challenge

Blick is having a 31 Day Watercolor Challenge.  Taking a little extra time to paint my Five Minute Drawings.  Here is the 18th entry.  The theme for all of the drawings/paintings:  Summer Favorites

Friday, July 21, 2017

31 Day Watercolor Challenge

Blick is having a 31 Day Watercolor Challenge.  Taking a little extra time to paint my Five Minute Drawings.  Here is the 17th entry.  The theme for all of the drawings/paintings:  Summer Favorites
Blick - July is World Watercolor Month

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

31 Day Watercolor Challenge





Blick is having a 31 Day Watercolor Challenge.  Taking a little extra time to paint my Five Minute Drawings.  Here is the 16th entry.  The theme for all of the drawings/paintings:  Summer Favorites

31 Day Watercolor Challenge

Blick is having a 31 Day Watercolor Challenge.  Taking a little extra time to paint my Five Minute Drawings.  Here is the 15th entry.  The theme for all of the drawings/paintings:  Summer Favorites
Blick - July is World Watercolor Month

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

31 Day Watercolor Challenge

Blick is having a 31 Day Watercolor Challenge.  Taking a little extra time to paint my Five Minute Drawings.  Here is the 14th entry.  The theme for all of the drawings/paintings:  Summer Favorites

Monday, July 17, 2017

31 Day Watercolor Challenge

Blick is having a 31 Day Watercolor Challenge.  Taking a little extra time to paint my Five Minute Drawings.  Here is the 13th entry.  The theme for all of the drawings/paintings:  Summer Favorites

Blick - July is World Watercolor Month

This tiny travel watercolor and brush came in a journal kit from Daler & Rowney.  It is what I have used for this challenge.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

31 Day Watercolor Challenge

Blick is having a 31 Day Watercolor Challenge.  Taking a little extra time to paint my Five Minute Drawings.  Here is the 12th entry.  The theme for all of the drawings/paintings:  Summer Favorites

Thursday, July 13, 2017

31 Day Watercolor Challenge

Blick is having a 31 Day Watercolor Challenge.  Taking a little extra time to paint my Five Minute Drawings.  Here is the 11th entry.  The theme for all of the drawings/paintings:  Summer Favorites

31 Day Watercolor Challenge

Blick is having a 31 Day Watercolor Challenge.  Taking a little extra time to paint my Five Minute Drawings.  Here is the 10th entry.  The theme for all of the drawings/paintings:  Summer Favorites

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

31 Day Watercolor Challenge

Blick is having a 31 Day Watercolor Challenge.  Taking a little extra time to paint my Five Minute Drawings.  Here is the 9th entry.  The theme for all of the drawings/paintings:  Summer Favorites

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

31 Day Watercolor Challenge

Blick is having a 31 Day Watercolor Challenge.  Taking a little extra time to paint my Five Minute Drawings.  Here is the 8th entry.  The theme for all of the drawings/paintings:  Summer Favorites

Monday, July 10, 2017

31 Day Watercolor Challenge

Blick is having a 31 Day Watercolor Challenge.  Taking a little extra time to paint my Five Minute Drawings.  Here is the 7th entry.  The theme for all of the drawings/paintings:  Summer Favorites

Sunday, July 9, 2017

31 Day Watercolor Challenge

Blick is having a 31 Day Watercolor Challenge.  Taking a little extra time to paint my Five Minute Drawings.  Here is the sixth entry.  The theme for all of the drawings/paintings:
                         Summer Favorites

Saturday, July 8, 2017

31 Day Watercolor Challenge

Blick is having a 31 Day Watercolor Challenge.  Taking a little extra time to paint my Five Minute Drawings.  Here is the fifth entry.  The theme for all of the drawings/paintings:  Summer Favorites

Friday, July 7, 2017

31 Day Watercolor Challenge

Blick is having a 31 Day Watercolor Challenge.  Taking a little extra time to paint my Five Minute Drawings.  Here is the fourth entry.  The theme for all of the drawings/paintings:  Summer Favorites

Thursday, July 6, 2017

31 Day Watercolor Challenge

Blick is having a 31 Day Watercolor Challenge.  Taking a little extra time to paint my Five Minute Drawings.  Here is the third entry.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

31 Day Watercolor Challenge

Blick is having a 31 Day Watercolor Challenge.  It started on the 1st so this is a few days late but I am going to try it on my Five Minute Drawings.  Here is the second.



Tuesday, July 4, 2017

31 Day Watercolor Challenge

Blick is having a 31 Day Watercolor Challenge.  It started on the 1st so this is a few days late but I am going to try it on my Five Minute Drawings.  Here is the first.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Sun Prints Cyanotypes

Today - Sun Prints Cyanotypes

*First gather items for your print
*Pin Sun Sensitive Paper to cardboard
*Place items on paper.  Pin if necessary 
*Place in the sun for 7 to 15 minutes
*Rinse under running water for 2 minutes
*Soak in clean water for 10
*Remove and let dry