Tuesday, May 29, 2007

weekend at the lake...

We went to my parents lake house this weekend and had a nice relaxing time. Jeremy did lots of fishing, and I spent time drawing, riding in the boat, and hiking the trails with my mom and the dogs! Here is a few great snapshots of the beauty of Wisconsin. I fell completely in love with the turtles that were everywhere this weekend!
Jeremy's big catch!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Recent ATC's

Worst Ways to Die ATC's ... starting with the top one is "20,ooo Leagues Under the Sea", "The Birds", "Attack of the Killer Bees", and the last one is, "Towering Inferno".

Mixed media Collage ATC's .... for EC swap. Pictures from my wedding which I cannot believe will be two years ago this June!!

Sock Monkey ATC's for the EC watercolor swap. I love my monkeys!

Rachel Davis ATC's ( a wonderful singer) I think I should email her these and let her know she has her own trading cards- hee hee!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Shades of Brown....

Three shades of Brown paper were given to me to create a work of art. Why, you may ask? In order to pass National Board Certification ( to be certified as a teacher in all 50 states) I must pass a portfolio of work and a long exam testing my knowledge of art and art history. This lovely brown paper assignment is part of the test.
In less than 35 minutes create a work of art using all three shades of 9x12 brown paper. Use only a glue stick and scissors to create the work. Nothing else. So..... here it is!!!Happy Mother's Day! Here is my array of mother's day cards I created for all the moms in my family. I will be hanging out with my mom next weekend in the Amana Colonies for a yummy breakfast and shopping!
I was inspired by Kirsten's cute button flowers she made at my house last art night!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

check out my awesome friends' blogs....

Dona (who rocks my world) posted some most excellent photos ....
and the absolutely wonderful Kirsten ( who truly knocks my socks off)
also posted great photos.
By the way, I am still sore from the weekend.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Chalk the Walk

Rain or Shine..... we are chalkin' the walk!!
well, almost. The weather for the Chalk the Walk street festival in the little town of Mount Vernon, where I live, was windy but beautiful yesterday, but today the rain could not stay away. Kirsten and I were almost finished with our parody of Van Gogh's bedroom, which we jokingly called "Van Gogh's girlfriend's bedroom," when the rain began to pour. It was sad but beautiful to see the stream of colored chalk run down the street this afternoon. It was a wonderful weekend, full of good art, family, and friends!
My niece Marissa (who is very artistic) helped us for a while today!

Here's the best of Show: a portrait of this young man's niece.

Here is the large community collaborative piece: Seurat's Sunday Afternoon in the Park or "La Grande Jatte". Sadly, it was not comlpleted before the rain began to wash it away....
More Pictures to come!!!!