So I guess there are illustrations called - Meet the Artist and What's in my Bag. I'm trying it, a work in progress!
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Almost done with January! At first it was super motivating to use the shaving cream paper as a base for the five minute drawings. Ended up being happy with the very first 5 minute January post about glasses. Ran out of steam by the time I had assembled the hot cups.
The colored pencils everyone said I had to have seemed similar to other colored pencils used in the past. Almost didn't post because of the color combinations I tested out - meh!
The shaving cream paper was fun, looks cool but still smells like shaving cream a month later. Still has a residue that doesn't take tape, glue, pencil or marker well. Hmmmm....what do you do with it? Just enjoy the process I guess.
Making light watercolor backgrounds first really inspired me and my students to draw the Sharpie patterns. I will post student results soon. A couple of them are still finishing up. They were super excited about the extra watercolor papers being cut to journal size for smaller daily works of art.
We measured to find the center. Made 1/2 inch tics horizontally and vertically. Used circle templates for the smaller center circles and then moved to a compass.
Harlie Studio Foundation
Taylor Studio Foundation
Colby Studio Foundation
Becky Studio Foundation
Olivia Studio Foundation
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Friday, January 19, 2018
Former student, now in college to become a Veterinarian, emails to show me how her journal drawings are evolving.
Aren't they BEAUTIFUL!
Teaching can be so difficult! The mistakes that we all make every day are right out there on display for the awesome little humans. They make it all worthwhile!
Thanks for being awesome and making my day Madelyn VanKirk!
"Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty... I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well." ~Theodore Roosevelt
Monday, January 15, 2018
Friday, January 12, 2018
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Monday, January 8, 2018
Sunday, January 7, 2018
A Friend posted a video on my timeline of these beautiful icy bubbles. Since it is 6 F out today I looked up a recipe on Popular Science. I changed the recipe a bit: 1 cup of warm water, 2 Tbsp Super Fine Sugar, 2 Tbsp + 1 tsp Dawn Dish Soap, 2 Tbsp + 1 tsp Corn Syrup. I put the mixture in the freezer for 1/2 an hour, took it out and stirred it. Next time I will think about the lighting and backdrop for the frozen creations instead of just stepping out onto the back stoop.
The photos and video are not great but the recipe is. My daughter took a soda bottle and taped a piece of straw in the end. then dipped the straw in the mixture and squeezed the bottle making a bubble without any hot air.
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