Monday, December 17, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
here), which reminded me of a cute Pinterest I saw the other day. Someone had build an upside down snowman/woman in the snow. Now, maybe this isn't a curiosity for those of you who live where it snows, but this California girl had never seen such a thing before!! Since I can't just walk outside and try it myself with snow, the next best thing was to whip out my paper and scissors (and a sprig off a fir tree that I just bought this morning at Trader Joe's) and get to work.
Of course, this is another opportunity to shade circles to look like spheres. I think the kids would LOVE collaging snow-people in odd poses!!!
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
I find that some of my best ideas are born when I am driving or walking alone. Once I see something interesting it will generally "percolate" for awhile as I work out the details (materials to use, Art Standards to incorporate, artists that might have related works, etc). Occasionally the art idea will occur to me immediately; more often it will lay dormant for days or weeks before becoming fully formed. Sometimes I use the photos I take in Smartboard lessons for kids to talk about and other times they just provide inspiration for me.
|I liked the patterns in this window display.|
|More patterns here, but I also like how they made their trees from old pieces of wood (or picket fence slats) just lashed together.|
|Love these stacked cube frames. Kids could make these out of painted papers and stack their own sculptural works.|
|I'm not sure how I might use this polar bear, but I sure loved the window!!!|