Friday, February 25, 2011

Let me introduce Eraser Bob Square Pants. He came by my classroom to tell me how upset he was that the kids were stabbing his friends and poking holes in them. I am going to pass on this info to my students in hopes that they will take pity on him and not hurt his friends. Feel free to share how he feels with your students too.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Being an art teacher, I always get asked, who's your favorite artist. I find it really hard to pick just one. I'm so inspired by many artists. But, I usually say, it's the artist that I am teaching about at that time, because, they become not only inspirational to me, but to my students as well. We are learning about Keith Haring and how he got his start as an artist in the New York subway stations. He was inspired by graffiti artists and by pop artists as well. I love his whimsical figures that seem to be vibrating or in motion. Thanks Keith Haring for inspiring us, to make colorful, whimical art.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Radial Symmetry

My jr. highers are studying radial symmetry, and also form, so we are making radial symetrical sculptures out of rolled up magazine sticks and a radial design in the center. I can't wait to get these done and hang them on the wall.

President's Day

My 6th grade elective made flags for the presidents holiday. We drew out the flag and then collaged on words that represented the holiday and then drew stars on with a white crayon and then painted over with red, white and blue paint. Thanks George and Abe for making this country great.

Friday, February 11, 2011


I was just looking through my images stored on my computer. I found a couple from Feb. of last year. Time flies when you are having fun. These stood out to me to share again.....

From my friend Jill last year for Valentines Day. It's hanging on my door. I love it.
My artwork photo-shopped into a museum setting, that would be so cool to see it on a wall in a gallery or museum. Someday...........

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Saw these on another blog, and thought they were the cutest things. It's amazing what you can do with a couple of googly eyes and some pipe cleaners. Happy Valentines Day. Hope you are inspired by love.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Mona Lisa

Where would you take Mona to make her smile again? She has been cooped up in the museum for almost a hundred years. She hasn't been out since she was stolen in the early 1900's. She's tired of looking at the museum walls. She wants some fun and adventure. Where would you take her to make her smile that famous smile of hers? My kindergarteners decided that places like Disneyland, the beach, the park, the Eiffel Tower and Sea World would do the trick. Then they illustrated themselves and Mona on their adventure. I'm sure she's smiling now.


A bisque cupcake. My kiln isn't firing up and I'm bummed. I have about 300 bisque cupcakes that I want to fire and glaze and fire again. I've put a call into the kilngod, and I am hoping he can get it going. It's loaded and ready, if I could just get it fired up. Say a prayer for our kiln, hopefully it can be fixed.