Saturday, February 26, 2011

New Camera on the Horizon

I think I have finally convinced my super awesome hubby to let me get this Nikon D3100
as a very early birthday present!

The best price I have found online is through Costco for $729 for everything pictured above. No other site seems to have this whole package for that price. 

sleepy girl and hubby

Sadie is the best cuddler ever! I just love them so much!
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Friday, February 18, 2011

A second yorkie?

Or just a spring hair cut?
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sound system struggles

T and I decided to fix up our surround sound in our is the during picture- ahhhhhhh.
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Thursday, February 17, 2011

shattered values 2nd semester

Here are a few from my new round of art 2 students. I am sorry if they are sideways or upside down!

*original post
*original post part II
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Japanese Koi

I am pretty proud of myself. Normally for lesson plans I borrow from blogs, magazines, websites, etc. While koi fish are a coomon subject for artist, I feel like I had fairly original take on this project!
Students first practiced drawing the koo fish and learned about the symbolism of the fish. Then, they drew them on watercolor paper and drew 4 verticle lines top to bottom. Students then painted each vertical section with either warm or cool colors and in the next did the opposite color scheme. I LOVE THE RESULTS!
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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Continuous Contour Sign Language

Last semester my Art I's did a similar assignment, that I wanted to switch up a little bit for this semester. Here is last semester's examples, and here is this semester's:

My most recent work of art...

I don't think I have shared this yet, and I think I would like to now. I have another blog about a different type of art: home improvement:-) So here is a link and I hope if you are interested you take a peak!

Thank you for being such awesome and supportive followers, I can't believe I almost have 100 followers!!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

stinkin cute

So stinkin' cute.
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Continuous Contour Shoes

First we discussed how many different lines there are. Then I explained that a continuous contour line drawing is a single line that creates a whole image. I let hem pick something for me to draw on the boars as an example(ice cream one, dog). Then the students practiced random objects around the room- crayon, computer, flowers. I then tell them to take off their shoe and put it on thetable in front of them. Theirgoal is to draw as much detail in their shoe filling up a half sheet of paper. They can use as many sheets as they need. Once they are happy with their shoe the use a light table or window to trace their shoe 4 times. Outline with sharpie. Paint with watercolor.
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