Saturday, October 25, 2014

Girls being girls being girls being girls...

The Arts Council in my county displays art all around the area, and they often ask art teachers to display their work.  An art teacher in the area was supposed to display her work in a local restaurant, but she ended up not being able to, so they asked me if I would.  That lead me to actually make a little body of work!  I usually make custom art for clients, so it was fun to make some art "for art's sake." I asked my husband if I made too many girls, and he told me "You can never have too many girls" while he was holding our little girl kitty and watching our little girl puppy.  So here you "girls."
I take a lot of inspiration from Picasso, Matisse, and songs I'm listening to at the moment.  I enjoy bright colors, patterns, and [obviously] portraiture.  I consider watercolors to be my strength, but it was fun to dabble in acrylics and mixed media.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

fall ramblings

My love for fall runs deep. I can remember being little and going to the harvest festival in my town to do a dance recital or a band performance.  I remember the smells, sounds, and crisp fall air.  I remember going to the fair, or trick-or-treating, and the excitement for the coming holidays.  I lost that excitement for a while, but I'm pretty sure it's back.  I think part of losing it was getting older, but the main thing was stress.  I feel like I'm in a good place right now.  I gave myself weekends off to relax, spend time with family, catch up on work things, or do whatever I want.  Right now that means going out for coffee, dog walks, and spontaneous friend dates!
Our little house in the woods might have a few icky bugs and WAY too many leaves to rake, but I'm so excited to spend our second fall here.  I'm reminded to take cool, deep breaths, enjoy every moment, appreciate the long, summer days [even if they are hot], and that boots are the ultimate shoes [always].
I'm so excited to spend time with friends and family in the coming weeks.  I hope you have a great weekend!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Free Printable: Warm and Cool Color Hidden Picture [Pumpkin]

Happy Fall!  I am currently doing a warm and cool color project with second grade and I wanted a review type of activity for my early finishers.  I could not find a warm/cool color printable to my liking, so I made one!  Happy printing and reviewing!