Under the Bed Kid Curated Art

I have been reading a fascinating book called, How Children Make Art: Lessons in Creativity from Home to School by George Szekely. There is a fascinating section in the book about pre-service teachers making home visits to document and discuss their students’ collections in their bedrooms, as a way to help future teachers balance theContinue reading “Under the Bed Kid Curated Art”

DIY Vinegar Cleaning Spray

I hate artificial smells & perfumes and anything too heavily scented, even if it is natural. Overly strong smells make me twitchy and sneezy. So when I grabbed a couple of these amber glass spray bottles, I decided to try out my own natural cleaning concoction. I started with a large glass jar and filledContinue reading “DIY Vinegar Cleaning Spray”

Hockey Chicken

Hockey Chicken, 12 x 18″, Mixed Media, 2018. Last summer I spent a fabulous week with other TAB (teaching for artistic behaviors) art teachers in Boston for a week-long grad class.  We shared ideas, listened to guest speakers, and had glorious studio time. This artwork began with the just the chicken head.  It is aContinue reading “Hockey Chicken”

Tropical Cat

Tropical Cat, Mixed Media – collage, Gelli printing, ink drawing, watercolor, 2018.   I have gotten so far behind on documenting completed artworks – there will be a spree of posts coming up.  This one I completed when I was in Boston last summer for the TAB (Teaching Artistic Behaviors) art teacher grad class extraordinary weekContinue reading “Tropical Cat”

Mona

Mona, Collage, watercolor, marker, color pencil, 2019. I started this Mona Lisa homage years ago, as a magazine face collaged on to a black marker drawing. At that time, I was sorely missing the coastal parts of North Carolina, which had been our home state for eight years. I just rediscovered this unfinished piece inContinue reading “Mona”

PB & J

PB & J, Embroidery, felted wool, acrylic paint, 2019. Chelsea Hayes. I have been enjoying a different type of mixed media lately – embroidery, felting, and painting. If embroidery is like drawing with a needle and thread, then felting is like painting with roving and a needle. My son promptly claimed this art for hisContinue reading “PB & J”