Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fearless Faces Revealed

I recently had a batch of my Fearless Faces scanned. Some of the faces I've shared in previous blog posts, some are on boards and have sold, but many are from my Fearless Faces atlas journal and I haven't shown them before now. Because these faces always make me smile, I thought it would be fun to show a whole gaggle of them together. Just because.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Let It Go

Round Four of the Altered Board Book swap I'm in. I received Brandon's book today and I was excited to get started.

These are glimpses of the pages done by the previous two artists:

Tucked inside Brandon's book was a little booklet with several quotes he had written out. I chose one to use as my jumping off point for my pages.

A little prep to get the book going . . .

. . . . and I was on my way!

Funcky Fresh

Last Friday I spent the day in my daughter Melissa's third grade classroom. The project for the day? Painting and embellishing cloth dolls. The plan is for the kids to next write a poem or short story about their doll and then both the doll and their writing will be on display for the school's art show in June. But Friday was dedicated to arting up the dolls. What a grand and glorious day it was!

A few close-ups of the completed dolls:

My doll striking a pose and in her new place at the studio.

The last time I was in Melissa's classroom was November of last year and Howard did the art project with me (check out Art Rocks for photos of what we did then). When I arrived for this visit, the kids began handing me thank you cards they had written. Here's a sampling (p.s. my grandkids call me Bammy, or Bam, for short, and that is what the school kids call me as well).