painting a 65 year old memory

I was commissioned to paint this house (above). This photograph was taken last summer. It was once owned by my aunt when she was a child. Her family moved out of this home when my aunt was about 7 years old. The hardest part of the commission was…i was to paint it as she remembered…

Cats are smarter than dogs

This is Juju (short for Judah). Stunning, isn’t he? Juju loves art. I have a dog too…he has no interest in art. He likes to lie under his hanging leash, trying to guilt me into another walk. No matter how many times i’ve walked him. I can also find him chewing rocks in my backyard….

a string of broken hearts

oh, we all have them. We all have our first love & we have all had our hearts broken. When we fall in love, it feels like our hearts have grown larger. Some of us have loved only once, others have loved many times. To love…is to trust. Some of us have given our hearts…

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…

abstract kitty art…

the first painting is by a 6 year old, the other two paintings were done by 9 year olds. Amazingly, i can use any combination of media with the kids because there are NO RULES. all of the art i do with the kids, is made up by me. i find inspiration anywhere & because…

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…

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…