Friday, February 17, 2012


I have some new work to post.

This is a watercolor painting I started about 9 months ago.  My students were working on watercolor, and I wanted to join in the fun and show them how long much time I put into making a watercolor.

These two were made a few years ago.They are paint on paper with mixed media.  I love Mexican folk art or any folk art for that matter.  The frames were influenced by the beautiful tinwork from Mexico.  The Devil is a character and  image that I find very interesting.  I do not believe in the Devil, although I do believe in man's duality.  Anyway, the Devil makes me laugh, and I love his concept and image.  The snake painting is more serious for me, in contrast to the Devil, he represents spiritual images that I feel are in line with my heart.

This one came to me in a dream.  It is made of painted wood, paper, and flowers.  It is influenced by the beautiful Polish papercutting or Wycinanki.  There are layers and layers of cut paper which are layed out in a symmetrical design on each panel.

This one used to be part of a sculpture.  It is painted paper on silverleaf.  There is also an image on the other side.  I have big ideas for this one.  I still consider it a work in progress.  The image going down and around the baby is a snake.  I will post the final product whenever i finish it!!!!

ART LESSON PLAN- Tree Wrapping

I have been on Pinterest a lot lately.  I like to find inspiration for art lesson plans and art in general.  I have been seeing these crochet wrapped trees lately.  They are beautiful and FUN!!!!. 

Crochet around the trees.2

I also saw these on Pinterest.

zander olsen

This is called  Tree Line, by Zander Olsen.

They remind me of Christo and Jeanne - Claude.

Wrapped Trees, 1997-1998

I plan to do a lesson plan using this concept.  I can have the students wrap the trees with TP and streamers.  They can use colored tape to secure the paper.  I think they would LOVE this and it would be a unique experience for them.  Then we can remove the paper harm done to the school property!!!  I will post pictures when it gets warm enough here to try the project.