take a hike…craft

a fantastic art project for summer vacation hikers. Step 1. find a thick, tall & somewhat dry stick. find some really cool leaves, (fresh, like pick them off a branch). remove some of the bark (on the stick you find) with a knife. apply masking tape, to make strips, in whatever pattern you’d like. i…

just because it’s raining…

 just because it’s raining doesn’t mean the camera should stay inside. if you LOVE black & white photography, then now is the time to create some art for your own walls. because the light is defused & the raindrops, that have landed, are reflecting the grey skies above it. so, while the rest of life remains…

why pink costs more

i’ve always had to buy pink disposable razors, the cheapest of the cheap. gosh, i should have photographed my flesh wounds (but the exposed bone may have turned stomachs) to send to the makers of cheap pink razors. i think the company that makes both male & female razors has someone, at quality control, determine…

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…

the blue cat

i added a lot of red/yellow to this image to bring Quicksilver back to his natural color. Perhaps, i should show you the before? Quicksilver is my feral cat. he befriended my other cat named Hobbes. I think Hobbes told Quicksilver that i was safe. every morning, i open my back door to take the…

koi that act like puppies @ Myer’s Plants and Pottery

Myer’s Plants & Pottery have two koi ponds. you can sit on the stones that surround the ponds. as soon as either one of us came up to the pond, they came right up to us. looking for food, but they would give us a taste too. no teeth, it doesn’t hurt, it is just…