Halloween Party Time!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Here are some pictures to celebrate the Halloween season:

Decorating pumpkins with my daughter

Elmo pumpkin, of course!

Skull sketch

My costume
Artwork by kindergartner that I teach

Making felt monsters after school with a class

A Halloween wreath made by a child in my after school art class.

Sunday Snippets

Sunday, October 30, 2011

My Cat in the Hat costume... simple:  long sleeve black t-shirt, black pants, cut out a white oval from felt and sew on, safety pin a red ribbon on the collar, Cat in the Hat hat (from Halloween store), black tail

We were lucky to be able to borrow the kindergarten train/car set.  It is enormous!!  The teacher did not want to store it when it was not in use, so we are borrowing it until the teacher needs it again.

watercolor paint, paint markers, magazine images, journal page

Watercolor bird in a journal page

another journal page
Check out other Sunday Snippets!

Just Journals Link Party #3

Friday, October 28, 2011

  I would love to see your pages!  Find a post that you recently made about an art journal page, add a link in your post back to the Just Journals blog post so others can find the meme and then add your link to inlinkz tab below!  Sounds fun?  play along!



What's in YOUR art journal or sketchbook?  Now add your link!






Grab a button for your page:





Also check out Artists in Blogland and In the Studio

Paint Party Friday

Thursday, October 27, 2011

I've been working on this painting of watercolor doodles.  This is about half of the painting.  The other half I haven't done too much on...


It's all good!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Artist Inspiration

Saturday, October 22, 2011

I love these artworks by Gretchen Ebersol!


Mizue Hirano is another fave.

Also these by Janice Lowry.

Meri Cherry has awesome kid's art


Love Maya Huyak's art!




Tilleke Schwarz= awesome.


Today was a not-so good day.  I got rear-ended and my car is smashed.

The Answer is Chocolate

Friday, October 21, 2011


Hey, cool!  I'm featured on The Answer is Chocolate!  Check out some of my pictures there.  These two pictures above are from the pumpkin patch we went to last weekend.  We also decorated them with stickers.  She's too young to carve them, but she loves stickers!

Just Journals Link Party #2

Thursday, October 20, 2011

 Last week I started a "Just Journals" Link Party, where YOU can show everyone what you have been working on in your art journal or sketchbook.  Lots of inspiring pages were made!!   I would love to see your pages!  Find a post that you recently made about an art journal page, add a link in your post back to the Just Journals blog post so others can find the meme and then add your link to inlinkz tab below!  Sounds fun?  play along!

Here is one of my recent pages.  I was teaching about Day of the Dead in my classroom and thought it would be fun to draw my own skull.  Lots of painted doodles around it!  Linked to Paint Party Friday, Sunday Sketches and Artists in Blogland!



What's in YOUR art journal or sketchbook?  Now add your link!





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What inspires you?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Inspiration Avenue is having a blog party for reaching 500 members.  They have weekly challenges with themes.  This week they are asking what inspires you.  Also, check out My Mojo Monthly, which is all about inspiration as well.   So, I will show you some of what inspires me:

Insects and Plants


Flowers and Fruits


Organic Shapes

Letters and Numbers


Cute things

BRIGHT Colors


WOYWW

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What's on your workdesk?



New LINK Party!! "Just Journals"

Friday, October 14, 2011

I'm starting a Saturday meme... every Saturday I will post a "Just Journals" link party, where you can link up YOUR art journal pages.  Find a post that you recently made about an art journal page, add a link in your post back to the Just Journals blog post so others can find the meme and then add your link to inlinkz tab below!  Sounds fun?  play along!

Here's my page for this week:
My obsessively bright doodles!
What's in YOUR art journal or sketchbook?  Now add your link!




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Snippets of "True" art

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Raw art, true art, art just to make art....  let go of the idea to make a perfectly balanced composition or planned out design...




Snippets of Pages and Doodles

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Here are some snippets of pages from my art journal.  Most of these are incomplete... I am skipping from page to page and working on bits of them when I feel like it.  I really like Debra's post about letting go of the need for pretty art, because TRUE is good.  Give yourself permission to make bad art!




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