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Thursday, March 29, 2012

365 - Day 87

Today I demoed drape pots in my clay class.  It is one of my favorite assignments.  They also make 5 "rattles" or pods to put in them.  I decided to use dollies, which I just so happened to get this weekend when I went to Dennis's grandma's house, they were cleaning and were going to throw them out!  Crazy!  I also used yarn for some texture on the inside!  Can't wait to see it glazed!


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

365- 82-86

Ok, so Friday I created some Kandinsky Trees- Saturday was a photo taken to practice planet panoramas- Sunday was an adorable "pillow case" dress, Monday was a Kandinsky circle ( I can't let the kids have all the fun!!!) and today was an Art Room Alphabet!  Lions and bears and tigers oh my!  Sorry not to say much but Monkey is watching Puss and Boots and its only time before she discovers that I am not there to watch it with her!!!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

365- Day 81

I have decided that I love op art- especially on the computer!  I have no idea how they did it before Photoshop, but they did!  I have been doing geometric examples and organic examples and than I will post a video on how they are created on Youtube for my Photoshop classes.  Today I played around with the organic art I had created yesterday- I added some of the geometric filters I ran yesterday to them and LOVE  what I came up with.  I have no idea how the wave filter works, but I love it!!!!!!

365 Day 75 and 80

For day 75 I create a metal bracelet with Stazon Ink and Alchohol Inks- Very fun, the pictures doesn't do it justice!

For Day 80- I am no in love with my collage/painting.  I think I would do a smaller collage with magazines and my stencil moved so bummer! 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Back it up 365 Day 78

Monday's art was polymer clay.......inspired by a pin  http://pinterest.com/pin/42432421459158670/.  I have some great ideas on how to make these larger and way fun!  I have a bowl cut out to put these in, I just have to bake and ink!  It is also a great idea for class!


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Random 365

So some of my images are on my camera at home so you are getting so random days of art!

Here is Day 74- My first attempt at a rolled paper bowl.  I am still making the lid!

Here is Day 76- An image from our trip to the Dells- Photoshoped of course!

Here is Day 77- Another image from the Dells- I wish I had my good camera, but there was no way I was taking it to a water park!!!

Here is Day 79- Op Art example for Photoshop Class!  Yes more op art!!!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

365-Day 73

Today I decided to do a digital drawing using my Ipad.  I downloaded Meritum Paint app when I got my ipad and I have had fun messing around with it!  Last night I saved one!  I think my students will LOVE playing with this app on the smart board so I will have to see if I can get it on Google Chrome!


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

365- Day 72

Yesterday I created this piece of art, I ran across a tutorial on Pinterest for lettering and really liked it.  We had been creating value drawings in drawing and design and I was just talking about scribble values and thought this would be a good example of how to do it!


365 Day 71

My weekend pictures are on my camera at home and I have been waiting to do this blog until I got them off, however the nice weather has forced me to go outside with Monkey and I really haven't had time to get them off, so you get Monday's art and than I will come back to the weekend!

I have been doing alot of examples for class for my art lately and today is no exception.  Our next sketchbook deals with op art and I create about 8 examples on Monday of op art, here is one of my favorites.  I did discover that a 6"x6" piece of paper is a little small to get the whole effect of op art!

Friday, March 9, 2012

365-Day 68

I decided to use one of my favorite photos of Monkey for today's art.  I wanted to do a layered white cut paper silhouette but I changed my mind and decided to do this.  I bit layered, and a bit 3-D, with the dandelion seeds.


365-Day 67 Ode to Dale Chihuly

For about 5 years I have been wanting a great Chihuly project.  I found one on Dick Blick and bought all of the materials and it failed- I even called Dick Blick for help- I have no idea what I did wrong, but it didn't work!

The other day I tons using recycled plastic bottles, and I found one using clear plastic glasses.  I decided to combined them!  The base of my sculpture is a used plastic water bottle cut and melted with my heat gun, the others are clear plastic cups that are actually left over from my wedding!!!  Crazy that I still had some, but they were packed away and I found them when we moved so I have been using them as water cups here at school.

A little sharpie marker, a little heat and some hot glue an I have my very own Chihuly sculpture!  Look out Drawing and Design!


Thursday, March 8, 2012

365- Day 66

I was on pinterest and I found some toilet paper roll art which inspired me to create this piece of art.  I used 2 sheets of 12x12 paper and cut it into 1"x6" strips.  Hot glue again was my best friend!  So I am debating on weither or not to do this with my drawing and design kids or to create a recycled paper bowl with them.  So guess what I will be working on the next few days.........recycled paper bowls!


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Did you miss me?

Its been a while......I missed my blog!  But, I have been busy, Saturday we had to go to the last church Dennis did because they forgot something there, so we went shopping in Cedar Rapids.  Sunday I graded LOTS of projects that were all due on Friday, Monday meetings and yesterday I still felt terrible, today I still feel terrible, good thing I am going to the dr today!  So here are your missing days, Sunday's photo is still at home on my camera so I will post that later.

So is a variety of art just for you.  The first one I created for a student whose mother has cancer and she needed a bit of cheering up on Friday, it made her smile!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

365- Day 60

More brilliant bokeh!  Classes shot bokeh today, with their point and shoot cameras it was a bit tricky!  2nd hour used the "good" cameras that are the art departments, 7th didn't, which is interesting because 7th hour students are much more perfectionists than 2nd.  So I decided to use a piece of my favorite bottle which broke this year.  I am a bit depressed that I will no longer be able to draw this bottle, I have drawn it every semester since I started teacher here.  It feels like a piece of me!  So, I put it on the floor where the icicle lights were laying and took a pic.