Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Day 2 of ARTragious Art Camp

Today was Day 2 of our fabulous ARTragious Art Camp and we set out to create wooden shapes collages! Our little artists did a fabulous job at being creative despite the nasty weather that we had all day! Take a peek below for some of the creations that came out of the studio today...aren't they adorable?!?!?

ARTragious Art Camp Day 1!

Yesterday was Day 1 of my studio's ARTragious Art Camp! We kicked off our art camp with 18 artists in the making! We studied Japanese culture, kimonos and some interesting and fun facts about Japan! Our project was to create a kimono on paper. Our little artists also wrote their name in Japanese on their kimono. Below is a glance of some of the kimonos that were created! So far...our mini ALL GIRL art camp has definitely displayed some major girl power!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Honoring Leah...

I want to share with you a truly unique piece of art that I had the privilege to create for a very bright person. I was commissioned to create a canvas for a local musician...a singer and songwriter in the Orlando area named Leah. The canvas was due to be her present for her high school graduation. Her mother was kind enough to assist me in getting photos of Leah herself, of her guitar, as well as some copies of important pages in her song writing journal. From there...I set out to create a monument of her, offering an explosion of color and "guess what this is" around every inch of the canvas. Of course it does help that Leah is a beautiful girl and the photo provided was just breathtaking.

Needless to say, Leah absolutely loved her canvas...as well as her family and friends. It is such a great way to honor her, and attempt to symbolize what Leah is all about.

It is refreshing to create such canvases as Leah's. I get to learn about the fire and passion in others...and create a truly personal and unique work of art that even though is many layers...these pieces display the multiple layers of those that the canvas is about and beyond...leaving so much left to our imaginations.


Monday, June 15, 2009

Getting Organized...

Well...let's see...it has been a little over 3 weeks since my last posting! Sorry!!! In an effort to make myself a more organized artist...I have decided to vote one hour every morning to A. my blog and B. getting my act together in keeping up with my Etsy shop! A task that has yet been accomplished! I have been so busy creating originals I have not had the opportunity to offer everyone else the remains (i.e. prints, magnets, art cards, etc.) I hope that my one hour a day turns into a habit that I hope turns into a successful adventure as well! :-) So, lets count this as Day 1 of a GREAT habit!

Second, I FINALLY found the one item I have been in search of for the art table that I share with my 4 girls! I was seeking an organizer for our table that would hold different kinds of paper (mainly for my girls to create on) as well as a place to house odds and end items such as tape, a stapler, some stamping stuff, etc. Although I have chosen not to share what MY art supplies cart looks like...it does sit on the side of our art table...and it is rather messy at the moment! Scraps of paper are flying out everywhere with scissors and watercolor pencils poking out here any there! But, I did want to share my find with you! And of course, I just HAD to add my personal touch to it! Of all places, I found this item for $10 at Big Lots! I was so thrilled! I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it! Take a look and let me know what you think!