Monday, November 28, 2011

Genius of Love

And, remember this song?  I found out that James Rizzi did the artwork for this video, so cool.
One more Taxi Cab pic that I liked.  I love the horizontals and verticals happening in this one with all the building scape in the background, and the sun and the moon.
James Rizzi
Some call him a pop artist, some call him Urban Primative
He was born and raised in NYC, and paints his experience growing up.
He was inspired by cartoons and cereal boxes.
 This one is called Be a Good Sport.  I love how whimzical his art is, look at the faces on the buildings.  He paints, beauty, love and happiness.  We can all use a little of that right?
 Intensly detailed city scapes......

 Love is in the Air......
And the NYC Taxi Cab......

Friday, November 25, 2011

Getting Ready for Christmas

 Been making some little house Christmas ornaments for Misletoe Mall.  Super easy with , cardboard, scrap paper and an eyelet and a key embellishment.

 And I saw something like this on pinterest and found the frame and joy ornament at the dollar store.  I had all the ribbon, and the balls, so this cost me about $1.20 to make.
 More headbands for Mistletoe Mall, to decorate your head.....

And, my pillow I made from one of the stitchery tree scenes I've been working on.  Hope you are getting in the Christmas spirit.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Christmastime, it's almost here!

Started working on a few of these little tree scenes.  I think they might become pillows for Misletoe Mall.  Can't wait for Christmas.  I think I have more fun preparing for it though cuz that takes weeks and Christmas is just one day. Hmmmm........

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Angry Birds

Tell me you do not love an angry bird when you see one.  They are so angry they make me laugh.  My mom and I made 30 something angry birds today for Mistletoe Mall.  They are bean bags, so if you are feeling angry you can throw one at someone, (slingshot not included).  And, I'm not sure that we will make any pigs, cuz they just antagonize the birds, and they are already angry, plus they are not as fun to throw...... 

Frame Foto

My yearbook staffers wanted to do a photo with a frame, so this is what we came up with.  I have two boys, so they held the frame and the girls posed in the background.  Notice the tape sculpture foot dangling in the picture almost kicking Niki in the head.  Nice.

Friday, November 4, 2011


 Got this art project from, printed leaves with white tempera paint on black paper and then sponged fall colored paint around the leaves.  These look beautiful and display very well.
 Kinders learn about Paul Cezanne and his still life pictures and create this still life with apple, pear and an orange.  We highlight the fruit with chalk and add shadows with charcoal.
 Black glue and oil pastel leaves.  Kids have fun rubbing in the oil pastels.
Preppy Kinders are working on lines, pattern and shapes.  Happy November.