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