Sunday, January 13, 2013

Word of 2013- BALANCE

I'm participating in a blog hop that is all about the one word that will carry us through the year of 2013!
Wow! How in the world do you pick that word? I just go by my intuition and let it just come to me. This word was loud and clear and no other word will do! Its BALANCE.

Last year got a bit out of control due to my imbalance. Everything kind of fell apart because all I focused on was my art business. This year I am off to a great start and plan to be conscious
of how I spend my time. Weekends will not be consumed with art but rather family, friends and other hobbies. I'm taking in more movies with my girls, shopping on a whim and having dates with the husband.  AND I am only 13 days into the new year:)

balance |ˈbaləns| nounan even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady:a condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions:an apparatus for weighing, esp. one with a central pivot, beam, and a pair of scales.a counteracting weight or force.a predominating weight or amount; the majority:a figure representing the difference between credits and debits in an account; the amount of money held in an account:verbkeep or put (something) in a steady position so that it does not fall:offset or compare the value of (one thing) with another:compare debits and credits in (an account), typically to ensure that they are equal:balancer noun

Take a look at other amazing people's words of the year here

Friday, January 4, 2013

Penguin art class!

              Penguins, Penguins, Penguins...

What a fun project!  My first class was with 3rd-7th grade and I decided upon a collaged penguin and fun background. The class was 3 hours long which needed to be a 1/2 hour longer to finish up the details... But I truly was amazed at how good these penguins turned out, especially this being their first attempt at collage art! Take a look...
cutting out magazines for collage

working on backgrounds

getting outlines done for penguin

starting the collage!

so talented!!!

Don't you just love them all??

Kindergarten-2nd grade

These penguins are so cute! I had them use paper elements to add fun scarves and ear muffs. I didn't get a chance to take as many pictures as the first group, because at this age they need a lot more of my help:)

I told them to have fun with the penguins...that they could make them purple penguins or whatever color they desired BUT they all chose black and white:)

such creativity!

love the ear muffs!

these 2 are the hats they made for their penguins.