Monday, September 21, 2020

Handmade Cards and Original Artwork Sale

Handmade Original Greeting Cards
Sets of 5 $35

Process Photos

Each set of cards is wrapped in ribbon 
and presented in a tissued gift bag

Choose from Flower Garden or Under the Sea Themes
or a Combination of Both

Every card is signed

Mixed Media Artwork Sale
All works are 8x10 and include 11x14 white mat and backing
All works are $40

1. Autumn Bloom

2. Torch Ginger

3. You Belong Among the Wildflowers

4. Life Is Short, Buy the Flowers

5. Bloom Where You're Planted

6. Climbing Vine

7. Fresh from the Farmer's Market

8. Macaw

9. Ocean Treasures

10. Jellies

11. Sea Garden

12. Las Amapolas

13. Asters

14. Snowy Layover

15. November's Mums

16. Dancing Blooms

17. Autumn Wind

18. Marigold Party

19. Rainbow Lorikeet

20. Lovebirds

21. Layered Forest Duo

22. Night Owls

23. Spring's Trio

24. Javan Kingfisher

25. Sunset Sail

Monday, April 20, 2020

Abstract Cardboard Masks

Ella, 2nd grade

Raya, kindergarten

 Charlize, 2nd grade

 Kiran, 1st grade
(This shape reminds me of Keith Haring's dogs - Love it!)

 Harper, kindergarten

 Kate, kindergarten

 Thalia, 3rd grade

Katherine, kindergarten
(My kinder girls were very adamant about wanting their masks to be "cute")
Love the blond locks

Mira, 3rd grade

Scott, 5th grade

 Got cardboard? Here's a fun project to utilize any scrap Amazon or pizza boxes. Parents can help younger children cut out the base or face shape of these masks. Since these are abstract, get creative with your shape. Have your children divide their face into sections with a permanent marker and paint with different colors. Facial features can be cut with scissors using thin cardboard using leftover cereal, soda or cracker boxes. Encourage them to be creative with their shapes for eyes, nose, mouth and ears. These can be colored with markers, oil pastels or paint. 

Once their facial features are cut out, they can play around with where they'll be placed on their base. These are abstract, so eyes don't have to be side by side. Have fun! Now they can be glued down using regular school glue. Last, if you have a junk drawer, you can encourage children to embellish their masks with buttons, bits of hardware, soda can tops or anything else you can think to utilize. 

This was a lot of fun for my wide age range groups. Everyone felt successful and it is a great way to teach children that they can create art from a variety of recycled materials.

*Note: For inspiration, check out the work of Kimmy Cantrell and Eric Straw!

  Recycled food and beverage boxes for facial features - easy for the kids to cut out