Monday, April 12, 2010

More Art - finally!

It has taken me a few weeks to get back on track with creating art. The desire was there - just not the time or energy or both!
With report cards, then our trip I got out of the habit of creating, if not daily, then several times a week. As well, I have not posted the weekly "ABCs of Art" for a few weeks. I will return with that next Sunday.

In my blog travels last week, I discovered the Artistic Mother blog group, based on the book "The Artistic Mother" by Shona Cole. Although my youngest is 21 (!), I still feel the constraints that effect most moms. I have ordered the book and joined in the blog group. They are working Chapter 3, so I have a bit of catching up to do!

Tonight I worked on collage papers as outlined in Chapter 1. I had such fun squirting different colours of paint on paper and swirling them around. I got 7 papers done.

Here are 2 of my favourites:




Next step will be stamping them and edging them with pastels.

Then on to Chapter 2 and that is creating ATCs - one of my favourite things to do.

I have still been creating ATCs the past few weeks and look forward to taking part in many different swaps. I have also started my own swap of bunnies. This one has been a joy.
(Here are a couple)





My creative outlet the past few weeks has focused mostly on photography. I am amazed at the number of photo challenges there are! You could do several a day, every of the week, if you choose! I am enjoying the ones that I do now.

The theme at Leah's "Creative Every Day" is the five senses. An activity I did with my students today fit right into this theme. I had a tub of jelly beans left over from Easter and wanted to use them up. So I had the children choose one and use all their senses to investigate a jelly bean. They then had to write a descriptive paragraph using their words. The best part for them was eating the jelly bean!

7 comments:

Trudy Callan said...

Your background papers are gorgeous. I love your ATC's, too.

I love hearing about the poetry assignment you give to your students. Would love to hear more about those. This one sounds like it was a good one.

Vicki Holdwick said...

Yummy background papers. I particularly like the first one with the diagonal look to it.

xoxo

septembermom said...

Really love the backgrounds papers. The colors and movement are fantastic. The ATCs are great too. Keep creating :)

Heather said...

I can't believe that somebody said your papers were yummy! That is the first thing I though when I saw them too. So I am not copying, but I must say... yummy! Jumped over from Trudy's, welcome to the "club":)

Jen said...

Just visiting your blog from the Artistic Mothers' Group. Can't believe all the projects you have going. Here's to more creative time =)

Lorraine said...

love your papers

Rayanne said...

Love the papers....so pretty, can't wait to see how you use them! Thanks for sharing.