Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Year in Photos

So busy with out any time to post lately but I plan to get more info to you soon about these projects or if you have any questions please ask, but since i tend to break down others ideas through pictures more than description here are a few in my "Need to Post" Folder for you to ponder and see if any inspire you to write up a lesson Many were inspired by some of your postings but i am sorry i lost where i wrote down what blog they came from in order to give proper credit :( But if it was you please comment with your link!.....

Large Jungle Cats 2/3:

3D Paper Masks 2-4-

Paul Klee Warm Colors K1-

Eric Carl Paper Making:
Royal Puppies K-1:

Found Object Neon Prints K1-
Analogous color Monster Paintings 2-5:
We used waterguns to push air to move the paint around- Kids LOVED IT! we then added cut paper to create a monster- i found this on a blog- im sorry i just dont know where- maybe Smart art?

Collage Flamingos Warm/Cool  4/5:



WONDERFUL! If any of you have still yet to explore this wonderful website i highly suggest you do so ASAP! So many super art ideas on here, many of you have also probably been pinned so others can locate your blog and beautiful work.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Etsy Has Taken Over

 My apologies for my lack of postings these past few months, i promise to do a better job in upcoming months to get my students work up and share their talents and our projects with you all!

I have been working endlessly on getting my etsy shop up and running and so far things have been going wonderfully and I highly recommend selling through this site to any other practicing artist out there.

Check out whats new in my shop to see what i have been up to and check back soon to see what my kiddos have been creating!!


Monday, June 11, 2012

What and Honor!

View Source I have received an email notifying me that i was nominated for the...

2012 Fascination Awards 

 such a wonderful things to just be nominated!   thank you for all those who look to my blog for inspiration and ideas and thank you too all of those out there who have blogs that have inspired me!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

ETSY SHOP UP and Sorta Running!!

WAHOO!! I have joined the real artist nation and started up my own etsy shop... the one hard part for me is being able to find the "theme" they say helps in the etsy world.  I'm sure it is the same for many of you but as an art teacher and as an artist I work in a vast variety of mediums and areas of art, but hopefully my many item and medium shop takes off to keep me busy with some fun things on the side.

Check it out!! Any custom work is more than welcome as well!!

 And any suggestions for success from fellow Etsy people/Sellers/Buyers would be more than welcomed!


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Question!!! :)

Ive noticed that many of you are much smarter than i am and have created a "watermark" to place on your photos on your blogs.  HOW??? i have been starting to play around with that and have zero idea how to do so.

One more random question.... how do you get something copy written... just for protection purposes with personal art work?  And is it a complicated pricey process?

As you can see im starting my research on this latest idea and truly am stepping out of my knowledge level to do so, so ANY and all Help is greatly appreciated!!!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


I am looking to start up my own website to start selling some of my personal art work on, i also want to make it so people can custom order from that site, but i have no idea where to start.

Do any of you have your own sites where you sell work? IF so what software did u use to design it?

Do any of you sell on Etsy? if so is it successful or a waste of time?

ANY and all help would be awesome!!  Being a ceramics focused art major isnt helping me too much right now with my ambition to design and run a website.-- again dont need anything to fancy but want a simple title for people to be able to find and some of these sights have their name/ your name/ website name i just gets to be too much!


Thursday, March 15, 2012


4/5 learned about warm and cool colors and created abstract flamingos using those colors.  They used crayon in the opposite colors they chose to use on the inside of the flamingo so if their flamingo was warm on the inside the crayons were cool colors. then we finished with splatter(blow) painting around the flamingo in the colors of the bird.   We also looked at and talked about the work of Romare Beardon to learn a bit about collage art... it also worked out during Black History month so we made a few connections all around.

We used tissue paper and newspaper on the collage portion and connected it to the paper with either modge podge or a 50/50 glue water solution- both worked great.  Very nice results with this one to spring up our Florida school halls!

Jungle Cats!

2/3 just finished painting BIG!!!! i found this lesson idea on smART class blog (http://elementaryartfun.blogspot.com/search/label/Big%20Cats) and had to try it... tweeked it around a little with the background and we only used tempera cakes for the background and tempera paint for the cats but overall the results are pretty cute and the kids had a BLAST making them!! took a while to paint the 18x24 paper though.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

That time of year again...

Clay time! the time of year where the art room fills with dirt and dusk and i will prob. get a stellar cold from all the lovely mold growing on the clay... but this year we have fun stuff going on... details and photos to come...

k-1 Pinch Pots (some 1st are going to make slab birds)
2-3 Slab Birds with added tails
4-5 Pinch Pot animals

The ideas all came from my wonderful blogger friends ... i will add their links to their projects when i get my detailed posts up and going...

Wonderful start so far..... now lets just see if i make it through all the germs and dust...