you, through my eyes

i added make up digitally so that she could see herself in about 3 years. This beautiful, inside & out, girl is one of my art students. She is a very talented artist. While we were painting a still life via watercolor, i asked if i could photograph her. Because when you are a 12…

to survive anyway i can…

i have an old fashion prism on my kitchen window. after my art class ended i walked into my kitchen @4:30pm…and, damn…my rainbow prism landed across two tiny orchids. These photos were taken with my iphone, and i will admit to moving the plants around with this set of flowers. the white dots on my…

I am changing how we celebrate Hanukkah.

Pretty audacious, right? well, i am tired of tiptoeing around what is right & wrong with how to celebrate Hanukkah. i grew up in Vermont with two parents, my father is Jewish & my mother converted. We grew up celebrating both Christmas & Hanukkah. we got a Christmas tree. perhaps a day or two before Christmas….

at 11:30 in the morning, no one has a kitchen as fun as mine

all my art students were so jealous of my disco ball. i told them that i found mine in the Christmas clearance for .99cents.  i am Jewish & some of my art kids are as well…they were wondering how i came to be looking in the Christmas stuff. i told them i may be Jewish,…

Wednesday Afternoon Art!

this class is so much fun because of the age differences–2nd-6th graders. this is the frog on bamboo art collage we’ve been working on for about three weeks. it is a mix of scrapbook paper, acrylic paint, watercolor & nail polish. we love to mix things up. today, we started making droids in honor of…

fun magnet art project…gifts, for lockers, fridges

super easy project. you’ll need glass that is flat on one side, rounded on the other (found at craft stores or dollar tree), magazines, Mod Podge, scissors… if i wanted to do a kitchen theme for a cook, i would look for food pictures in magazines. i choose this one. Mod Podge the flat slide…

How to make a collage like this…

i teach art to children. i have about 8 kids working on this project right now. ages 5-12. this project will take about four hours to complete or 4 art classes. i’ve gotta tell you, i have never had more fun with a project before. i googled a photo of a frog. the colorful one…

the cat that loves art class

my art class…three boys, one girl & one cat named Hobbes. my Wednesday art class. one is trying to squirt grey paint onto his paper. Hobbes watched the whole thing. so what are you going to do now?

how to put the flowers on the ceiling

 one inch vase. i thought my Echinacea was done blooming, but i found these at the bottom, near the dirt. i loved how the backside (you dirty minded reader…anyone?) of flowers look. some times they are a different colors, their structure is always fascinating. i got an idea! i went to the dollar tree (that…

love you to the moon & back– an art project

love you to the moon & back…i found these words in a catalog, a photograph of a kids room, with the tiny painting of love you to the moon… this art project made me look at EVERYTHING in a whole new way. i save some cool catalogs, but i never thought, nor could i afford…