Monday, May 27, 2019

Roll a Superhero Game

Roll a Superhero Game.  Made some new drawing games this long weekend.  Perhaps the end of the year will be a little less stressful.  This one comes with a bonus coloring page.

Link to game & coloring page
Link to pdf game and coloring page

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day

Sure, my mother likes flowers, but an empty cereal box, glue and glitter are better.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Copacetic



The Hyde Museum

Our local museum is so beautiful.  We are so lucky to have it.  These phone photos don't even do it justice.  Shout out to Jenny Hutchinson, Curator Of Museum Education & Programming.  She does an amazing job! Link to the website below.


The Hyde Collection

Art Show Season



I feel a little bit funny posting about the recipients of this years local art competitions because it is my daughter and her friends.  They are Seniors at our small K-12 School.
Congratulations to my daughter whose work landed in the top 100.  Blind adjudication, annual High School show at the Hyde in Glens Falls, NY.  The show is on display for a month.  
Her friend, landed in the top 200!

Years ago when I was in HS I remember people saying that I had an advantage because both of my parents were Art Teachers.  Even in college I had a professor say (in the middle of a class critique) that the style of the art work that I brought from home was different than the style of my work from school.  He was right about the different style.  His assumption that my parents were helping me was incorrect.  They didn't have time and neither do I. 
Just like me, the art my daughter creates at home is a higher quality than what she creates at school.  I'm guessing time and distractions are factors.

As the child of an art teacher you may have an advantage because of the environment you live in.  My parents enjoyed brainstorming.  It was like a game we played.  One would introduce an idea and the rest would rapidly shout out ideas.  Those ideas would lead to new ideas we hadn't even thought of before.  Fun games!

Friday, April 26, 2019

Embroidery On Paper, Tiny Journals

Embroidery On Paper, Tiny Journals
3 X 4" Watercolor paper scraps with 6 pages of drawing paper inside.  Geometric patterns embroidered on cover.





Link to Printable Geometric Patterns



Friday, March 29, 2019

String Art on Paper Tiny Journal

String Art on Paper Tiny Journal.
Heavy duty watercolor paper 4 x 5.5"
COMPLIMENTS Four.  This series is complete.


Thursday, March 28, 2019

String Art on Paper Tiny Journal

String Art on Paper Tiny Journal.
Heavy duty watercolor paper 4 x 5.5"
COMPLIMENTS Three.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

String Art on Paper Tiny Journal

String Art on Paper Tiny Journal.
Heavy duty watercolor paper 4 x 5.5"
COMPLIMENTS Two.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

String Art on Paper Tiny Journal

String Art on Paper Tiny Journal.
Heavy duty watercolor paper 4 x 5.5"
Starting a little series called COMPLIMENTS.

String Art on Paper Tiny Journal

String Art on Paper Tiny Journal.
Heavy duty watercolor paper 3.5 x 5.5"
Playing with free supplies from NAEA 19.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Embroidery on Paper Tiny Journal

Embroidery on Paper Tiny Journal.
Heavy duty watercolor paper 3.5 x 5.5"
Playing with free supplies from NAEA 19.


Revised Avatar

Revised Avatar

Fairy Tale Tower

In a search for Design Challenges I found fairy tale challenges here: momgineer.blogspot.com
Students will get a kick out of this Tower Challenge.  They need to design an escape.  I made the towers to get them charged up for a creative escape route.
Link to a printable tower:

Kohl's Cares Oliver Jeffers

Kohl's Cares & Oliver Jeffers
Who can resist!  Only $35 for all this - great cause.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

NAEA 19 Journaling by Chance Exquisite Corpse Ice Breaker Activity

Finally unpacking and found these gems from:  NAEA 19 Journal by Chance Exquisite Corpse Ice Breaker Activity.  
The Gratitude Tracker today is for the wonderful participants of this workshop.  Thank you!




Embroidery on Paper Polygons

Embroidery on Paper Polygons
3.5 x 4.5 White Cardstock Journal reinforced with tape on the back.  6 Strands of red embroidery floss.  Original Polygon Cardinal.  School colors red/white.
I thought it would be easy to create this cardinal.  However, this is the 4th iteration and there is room for improvement.  Prototype on tracing paper shown below.



Embroidery on Paper New Journal

Embroidery on Paper - New Journal
3.5 x 5" Black Cardstock, 6 Strands Embroidery Floss (turquoise, lime green, orange), 2 Brads for closure, filled with drawing paper. Pattern on front is a simple bulls eye/target made in Photoshop to fit the book cover.  Pattern available upon request.







Tuesday, March 19, 2019

NAEA 2019 Embroidery on Paper

NAEA 2019 Embroidery on Paper.  A lovely participant stayed after to show me a book binding stitch.  I tried it out tonight on some paper that I have been saving for a long time.

Here are the notes she left me to follow

Here is the book





NAEA 2019 Convention Center Architecture

NAEA 2019 Convention Center Architecture


NAEA Boston 2019

NAEA Boston 2019.  I was lucky, both of my proposals for workshops were accepted again.  Writing them was a lot more challenging this time.  Embroidery on Paper & Journaling by Chance. The ticketed events were sold out and the participants were amazing! I regret not taking more photos.  As usual, I tried to cram too much in the short hour and 50 minutes.  Participants should get their money's worth.




Monday, March 18, 2019

Blick's Precept Pennants Lesson Plan

Blick's Precept Pennants Lesson Plan will be perfect for my sub this week.  I wouldn't mind making a few more either.  Great plan!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

New hand made Journal

New hand made Journal
Acrylic Gel Medium with stencil, black sharpie on cardboard/chipboard (back of an empty watercolor paper pad)

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Tiny Cross Stitch

Bought this sweet little kit for fun.  Tiny Cross Stitch.  Smallest Embroidery Hoop Ever!