how to change the world

“BEE the reason someone smiles today” (Just so everyone understands the ‘bee’ replaces the word ‘be’) HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD ok, so maybe not the world, but perhaps your own? i meet strangers every time i go out to shop. i sometimes think (a side effect of being a hermit) how amazing it is…

why i teach young children to draw aLiEns & MonSteRs

i teach art classes in my studio. the youngest is 18 months & the oldest…well, i’m not going to tell you my age. the toddlers & children teach me how to be fearless-when it comes to putting any media to paper. the children teach me how to find humor in almost anything (“how do you…

Art cats & their creators…

The girls are my Friday Afternoon art class. This is the completion of their amazing drawings of their cats. Doodle cats W/color

the art critic

This is Hobbes, my cat. He loves to eat, sleep and ART CLASS. Hobbes jumps on the art table while i’m teaching children. He watches, tries to pick up a pencil. He is looking at a baby foot print (4 month old baby) Some girls decided we should make Hobbes. I chose Zen Doodling b/c…

The Cat Who Loves Art Class

my cat’s name is Hobbes. when the kids come to my studio for classes, in walks Hobbes. Hobbes finally got to make his own painting. it is at the end of the series of Hobbes in art classes. (poor quality images taken via iPhone in low light)

2me4art project!

1. Watercolor paper. color a big swirl on one half of paper, using one color of OIL PASTEL. other side of paper, use another color & make another swirl in OIL PASTEL. i picked orange & purple. 2. paint– with WATERCOLOR paint, the colors that are closest to the OIL PASTEL color…i painted my purple…

the graphite feather…

…may be too heavy to take flight. However, in one way it can…art can make the imagination take flight, if your brave enough.

my Bat Mitzvah speech to my daughter

  Most people fall into categories to define who they are. I believe it is my nature to try to simplify my life by putting labels on things and on people. I tried to do so with you. When you were 2, I once watched you stack your wooden blocks into towers, red up, animals…

the cat in art class…

was a bit of a bully today. Hobbes decided that he would sit on a student’s sketchbook to prevent said child from drawing. 🙂