Sunday, January 15, 2012

Snow Dog

Have a Wonderful Day!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Hubble and Pastels

(This was made by Tejus, a 5th grader)

We made these beauties last year, but I never got around to sharing them.

I really enjoyed the IMAX movie about the Hubble Telescope a couple of year ago, and knew we should make some art related to the striking images. I checked out a book from the library, and photocopied lots of the pictures. Yes, a bit expensive, but worth it!!

I shared a few techniques for applying the soft pastels to the black paper- such as using a torn edge to get a crisp and then blended edge of color...

Or using a light colored dotted line to layout the composition...

We weren't trying to copy the image exactly, only to be inspired by it...

I think it was a great to have a science tie-in and beautiful art work too!

Make it a Wonderful Day!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Penny Pointsettia

Okay, it's been a while since I've posted! We traveled to spend Christmas with our grands and a few of our kids. The sun was shining in the Bay area, and it was great to spend time with everyone: making art with the kids every day, cooking yummy treats, shopping, wrapping, playing games, and just having a great time.

But I wanted to share this year's wool picture I made for our annual Quilt Group gift exchange. It's mostly recycled wool from thrifted wool clothing and old beads and buttons. I was thinking of the traditional penny quilts when I put this together.

Make it a Wonderful Day!