Sunday, May 22, 2011


How awesome are jellyfish? They are on exhibit right now at the Shedd Aquarium here in Chicago. I have only a couple of weeks left with my students and although I have not been out to see the exhibit yet we have got to create some jellies in art! NOTE: The exhibit only goes until May 28th!
For my own use, and yours if  you like:

And finally this lesson from DeepSpaceSparkle is what I will begin with, we'll see where it takes us in the art studio!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Here comes the . . .

Well look at that, the sun is out! I am going to drop everything and finish that bridge. As you can see I've started a new painting in anticipation of the completion of the bridge painting. The orange is my new favorite, right next to my new favorite wardrobe color - jewel tone purple. Also, you'll note that the alley god's distant cousin and my new best friends, the loading-dock gods, have left me a gigantic new canvas just waiting for the next big idea. Thank you universe for making my day. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Sketch books

A couple of weeks ago I went on a school tour with my second graders (and their sketchbooks) looking for different types of lines. We visited the music teacher and she had the most fun homemade curtains!

One of the students took a sketch of the lines she observed while looking at the curtains. 

I usually get bent out of shape over sun rays, don't ask why, but not these sun rays, they are inspired by the curtains! how can you not love this interpretation?
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