Saturday, August 25, 2018

Monday, August 20, 2018

Back to School Bulletin Boards in Progress

Back to School Bulletin Boards in Progress.  When my mother went to school to teach art, calligraphy was mandatory.  Now students may not be able to read the cursive.  Although putting pen quickly to paper is one of my favorite things the scale of these words was a bit clumsy.  Still wanted to emphasize Growth Mindset this year.






Sunday, August 19, 2018

New Respect Mascot

At the Elementary Level we have a mascot for school wide promises.  2 years ago it was Minions.  Last year it was "Pete the Cat". Pete was created by James Dean and the stories by Eric Litwin.  You might recall an older post where a plush Minion was transformed into an artist.  This Minion was given to the elementary student that earned the most Respect/Character points for the year in the Art Room.  There was one other student that came super close.  This year there  are 2 mascots thanks to Kohl's Cares.  These cats were purchased for $5.  The money supports charitable initiatives.
The transformation was a little more challenging this time.  Custom beret and palette - super fun!

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Tiny Journal Giveaway

This is the last Tiny Journal Giveaway for the Summer.  These special button closure journals are made using Paprika Card stock by Becky Fleck.  Featuring beautiful colors and patterns.  Some even have camels, llamas, tassels and more.  8 unlined pages.
For a free journal:  Follow me on Google Plus, leave a positive comment and a message with an address.
FYI, There is no catch.  Addresses are only used to send the journal.  Advertising is not used.  Just an Art Teacher that loves paper. Will ship anywhere.



Thursday, August 9, 2018

Five Minute Drawing of the Day

The five minute drawing of the day is a chainsaw.  A gift which came with some weekend training.  Safely employed today on two small trees.  Perhaps, with the right tools, that place called outdoors can be managed.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

12 Hours of Curriculum Work - Check

Summer to do list is almost complete.  Checked off 12 hours of curriculum work today.  Tried to crank out 12 lesson plans, ended up with 10.  All associated with an awesome new book.


Monday, August 6, 2018

Avatar Revision in Progress

Updating my avatar.  Have a lot more shading and highlights to do.  Quitting for tonight.  Worked on curriculum at school today from 8 to 2.  Felt good to be back in the Art Room.
Change is good, right?

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Day Trip!


Traveled to Weston, Vt today to meet children’s author John Churchman of John & Jennifer Churchman, Bestselling authors of THE SHEEPOVER.  He brought Laddie, who likes to sit in chairs.  It was great to meet both of them.  I brought home a signed and hoof printed copy of the newest book, ALPACA LUNCH.  After we shook hands Laddie lifted up his paw and placed it right over my hand.  It was great to hear about the layers of photos used for the book and more.  Thanks so much!
Well worth the trip to meet the author at The Vermont Country Store and lunch at The Bryant House.





Thursday, August 2, 2018

Summer Books out of Control!

Summer Books out of Control! I have the books from the previous list and I just ordered MORE!  #Bookpoor #Prioritiesoff

Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau by Andrea, David Roberts
Painting Pepette by Linda Ravin Lodding, Claire Fletcher
Sam's Sandwich by David Pelham
The Graphic Design Exercise Book by Carolyn Knight, Jessica Glaser


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Summer Books


Every Summer $100 is set aside for books.  They make such a great starting point for lesson plans and Centers.  This list is set to arrive on Thursday.  I can't wait!

Little lessons…BIG LIFE JOURNAL:  A writing journal with a collection of empowering life lessons by Elaine Lombardi
How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers
Ish by Peter Reynolds
Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty
Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty
Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg