Friday, April 27, 2007

Calling all artists!!!

I just found out that I am moving from Kindergarten to 5th grade year next year and I am so PSYCHED!!!!!!! What I would like to do is create "mY AlTeReD 5tH GrAdE jOuRnAl" journals with my students since we live in California and the children do not get formal art classes until middle school. Since I work in a Back To Basics school, it's reading, writing, 'rithmatic all the way. The other 5th grade teacher is freaking that I want to do this, which is making me want to do it even more (heh, heh, heh)

So I'm asking anyone and everyone that reads my blog to consider sending me any old and no longer used ink pads, rubber stamps, paper, paints, charms, etc. so that I can do this at a minimal cost. I have 34 students and have lots from my own studio to share with them, however, I plan on working with them every Friday afternoon during the school year, so I really need A LOT!!! If you're interested, please leave a message in my comments section and I'll get back to you with my address.

Thanks so much for considering helping to create our future artists!!!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Had a little down time...

I haven't had the time to write on my blog, but I have a cold and didn't feel like doing much else right now. Here are a few of my latest. Directly below is the front and the back of a bird tag book I am in with 19 other people. This piece is actually a 4 x 4 front and back. It's for Artchix C'est la vie chunky book. This is one of my favorites...
I posted a Leonardo da Vinci challenge on Bmuse and this is my offering.
The next two pieces are the left hand and right hand sides of my friend Michelle's RR journal.

I don't know how exciting these pieces actually are for anyone else, but for me they were wonderful. They gave me a little down time which I really don't get much of.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Yeah! Spring break is finally here!

I have a bazillion art commitments to complete this week. I hate when I get backlogged like this. I actually pulled out of some because I couldn't meet my obligations and that is soooooo unlike me. But work had me so incredibly busy.

Anyway, here is a layout that I did for Denise Menella's Circle Journal. Her word is FLOURISH. I had a great time making this; it was an extremely relaxing book to work in.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

I'm a charm addict! I need CA (Charms Anonymous)

I think I am totally addicted to charms! I just joined a Yahoo group devoted strictly to charm swaps. Like I have nothing better to do, right? Anyway, here is my prototype for the swap. I wanted to use old NYC subway tokens, but when I looked at them on ebay, I almost died! And to think that they used to sit in a candy dish in my parent's room. So, game pieces will have to do!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Charms, charms and more charms...

I wanted to get Bmuse moving again so I'm hosting a Charm Swap. They are so popular and I'm very addicted to making them. I made one for everyone in the swap. These are made from brass washers, Staz-on ink, gold wire and beads. I have added a LARGE jump ring with beads to the washer as well but I never uploaded the revised ones. I should do that, don't you think?

It has been a LONG time...

I can't believe how long it's been since I've posted anything! Too many report cards, too many family obligations...yuck! Anyway, here are a few new things that I have done:
ATC for a Lucky No. 7 lottery
Pages for a RR that I'm in...

For a PINK postage stamp sheet...
For a Bird Chunky book...

I'm having way to much fun doing this stuff. Just wish I had more time!!!!!!!!!!!!