I am so excited to reveal my new illustration for this year's Christmas card.
I have created another frame-able piece of Scripture art. This is called Resurrection and it goes with 2Corinthians 5:17. Below is a detail.
(This was created in the style of a piece I made back in 2002 called Anchor, with Hebrews 6:19. I have almost sold 100 prints of it so far.)
Giving my now-4-year-old's room a makeover into a Tinkerbell room, I made one of those bed canopy things. From top to bottom, the things sewn onto a wire coat hanger circle are: an old tutu, a dress-up skirt, an old sheer dance costume, and longer pieces of new tulle fabric. I came across Tinkerbell ribbon, and I already had the embellishing flowers.
The last project we did in my week of teaching art camp was based on Eric Carle's work: Carle works with tissue paper; he paints strokes on it. So to begin, we played with tissue paper, creating third colors by overlapping two. (below) Then the kids planned to make either of my examples--a caterpillar or a ladybug. (or bee, butterfly or firefly) After drawing their bug with pencil, they painted what colors they needed, painted onto tissue paper: The next day they cut the pieces from the painted tissue papers that were now dry. And they assembled their bugs!: In this particular Carle book (below), he has a lot of lettering as well, which is what inspired the letter cut-outs and stories that we added. One of the best parts of the week is the reception for parents on the last day! Here is one picture of all their projects displayed! Thank you so much for visiting! Continued in next posts!
Another project in my week of teaching Art Camp was based on this book above by Ed Emberley. We made our fingerprints and thumbprints into drawings, using stamp pad ink. After practicing dragons and lions, (below), we then made people with our fingerprints, (like this from the book)-- I had the kids make the fingerprint people be themselves, doing a hobby they like. Then they pasted their fingerprint self onto a chosen setting photo:
At my week teaching art camp we also made collage from found objects!
Two artists we looked at together were: G. Brian Karas (below),
Swimmy by Leo Lionni...
In Swimmy, Lionni made schools of fish by repetition of stamps, as below.
I spent some time working with real paint! (I have been working entirely with pencil and computer for a while).
I made some textures on tissue paper, and more, for I am about to teach 6-8 year-olds at the Art Center... (more on that to come...)
I made another life cycle set with felt. I already had made a frog, which is a puppet... The first portion of the cycle, the frog eggs, are a bundle of beads on felt leaves. Then tadpole, then tadpole with back legs, young frog with tail stump, then adult. (view my butterfly life cycle here)
A couple years ago I scoured Lowes for stencils and/or stamps that I had in mind and these were the only two I liked. Didn't know how I would end up using one or both. Figured out that they nested into each other a bit.