Friday, September 16, 2016

What I've been up to and are blogs dead?

There are certain blogs that I love and visit with regularity.  They are all "big" established blogs that have large followings and are managed as full time businesses.  This little blog of mine used to keep me pretty busy and I loved it.  I never had a ton of followers but I'm proud to say that some of my posts have had thousands of hits.  In the beginning I think I had very high hopes for this blog and then after a couple of years I viewed it much more as an art sharing platform.  And then...I confess I stopped doing art on a daily basis.  I was in a rut, sometimes broken with a quick painting or two, but it's safe to say that my art and blogging rut has lasted (off and on) for the better part of 1 1/2 years.  I am cautiously optimistic that my rut is finally over and I've been doing art every day.  This time, instead of blogging a ton to share my art, I've been sharing on Instagram.  I have discovered that there are so many wonderful artists and challenges on Instagram.  They are so much more accessible on IG than in blog form...which finally leads me to the point:  

Are blogs dead?

(Maybe not the big ones...but little ones like mine?)

Follow me on Instagram here

Folk Art flowers inspired by the folk art of the Kalocsa region on Hungary.  Mixed Media.

Dobos Torte.  The BEST Hungarian dessert.  Layers of cake and chocolate.  SO GOOD!  Watercolor.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Last Year

Yes, it's certainly been a long time since my last post.  Last year I got a job teaching art to elementary school children.  It was very different from anything I've done before, very exciting and very exhausting, too!  I had every intention of documenting our projects and blogging about it but time got away from me.  Finally, finally, here are some of our art projects.

Learning about creating texture using lines and patterns.  This was a fifth grade students work.

2nd graders make a BB8 for May the Fourth

Collaborative school of fish

2nd grade mixed media dinosaur landscapes

1st graders created African masks

This fifth grade class learned about Sonia Delauney and we created inspired art using strong colors and geometric shapes.

In fourth grade we created some fun optical art

For our last art project we had some fun creating this fish who is not what you first expect