Sunday, April 29, 2007

Art Show Judge!

I was asked to judge an art show this weekend at the University of Iowa. Congressman Dave Loebsack hosted an art contest for high school students. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Congressional Arts Competition, sponsored by the Congressional Arts Caucus. The 2007 exhibition, entitled “An Artistic Discovery,” will feature exceptional artwork from all 435 congressional districts. “An Artistic Discovery” was created in an effort to recognize the creative talents of young Americans. It was great to see art from so many different schools. I must say the photography was most impressive! Here is the link to the article in the press citizen newspaper where they quoted me- let's just say I do not like how reporters always make you sound ridiculous!

Dave Loebsack giving a great speech about the importance of art!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Children and Art

I love children's art! I find their work to be fresh, full of energy, and their ideas are always new and exciting! Check out this young man's work after a printing lesson. We were pretending to be scientists and we labeled our bug's parts.

Our students performed a music program all about Colors and we helped make the backdrop in class. It turned out great!

Monday, April 09, 2007


I am putting a bit of work in a small shop in Iowa City called Decorum. The owner is showing all kinds of hand made work ( with a bird theme.) There will be jewelry, bags, cards, and my little collages and boxes. I am not sure how I finagled my way into this little birdie boutique, but what fun! Here is a sneak preview of some of my recent pieces.