Saturday, May 21, 2011

Recent Art and Exciting News!!!!!

Hello my fellow art enthusiasts! I haven't fallen off the face of the planet. I have been consumed with testing second graders! Here are a few things I've completed in the past few weeks. The super exciting news is that I have written an article that is being published in a new Stampington publication titled Create With Me. This magazine will feature artwork by children and the previews look amazing. I started an after school art club in January and Tuesdays have become my favorite day of every week. I have 14 pint-sized artists happily working away and all of us making a merry colorful mess. The best part is they have to help me clean it up! The kids are so excited about seeing their art and names in print. I can't wait until it is released on July 1st. Click on the magazine link to check it out for yourself!This is a sketch I colored with Portfolio crayons and added white rub-ons.
This page is for a Marie Antoinette Journal group I'm in. It's Marie's Facebook message!
This spread is for an artistic evolution round robin. It's fun to work in a limited color palette!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Whirlwind Weekend to the East Coast!

Oh My Goodness! What a crazy weekend I had! I flew the red-eye after work Friday night
to arrive in Boston at 5:30 A.M. I wanted to see my son, Jamison, perform in his first tour!
He is playing multiple roles in the Theatreworks USA production of Junie B. Jones.
He plays Junie B.'s dad, the bus driver, Mr. Scary her first grade teacher, and Gladys Gutzman the Queen of Snacks ( lunch lady)!!!!

I saw the show with about 2,400 kids in New London. CT at a gorgeous theater called The Garde Arts Center. It was high energy hilarious fun. Since I teach second grade I am very familiar with the Junie B. Jones books. Of course, Gladys Gutzman brought down the house!!!
Here I am after the show with my handsome son!
This is an official looking building in Boston(?)
Here is the stage for the show and that is Junie B.'s giant journal that opens up to the classroom.
A very old, kinda spooky cemetary in Boston. We had a few hours Sunday to walk around Boston. I really need to come back with Dave and Weston so we can get the full Boston experience.
Jamison and Ed drove me to NYC Saturday evening and treated me to a Broadway show.
We saw Priscilla, Queen of the Desert! It was a magical, sparkly disco extravaganza!!!!
This is how I feel whenever I'm in Times Square!!
Jamison and Ed at the Cheers bar in Boston, where we toasted with Blue Moon beer.
Ed was a sublime host and did not complain once about ALL that driving!!!!
A big huge hug to both of you for a wonderful, wild, unforgettable time! Love you! OXOX