Saturday, August 30, 2008

Labor Day hope!

This weekend was going to be filled with rushing about, going to a car show, staying at my sis-in-law's condo, but it is turning into a lazy, cleaning, organizing, painting weekend. I LOVE IT! I am resting from the first week of school - I teach art - and it has gone really well. I love teaching art. It is amazing what kids can do. I love getting back into teaching the little guys - last year I taught Junior High English and now I teach each grade level from 1st to 9th! It was an awesome week. I had the students in elementary write their own art quotes and illustrate them. They were awesome, from "Art is fun" to "Art is making a lot of mistakes" to "Art is art." Very profound.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

I posted a new video to Youtube!

Here I show how I make a paintng mostly in watercolor. I hope you like it!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Watercolor online folkart class?

I was wondering if anyone out there would be interested in an online watercolor class to learn to make watercolor paintings like I do. I could teach watercolor techniques, materials, and work up videos to show these techniques. Send me an email or leave a comment here. I would appreciate it!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

My New Etsy Shop!

Well folks, I finally did it. I was up all night (literally) creating my new Etsy shop. School is starting soon and I thought it would be the easiest way to keep selling my art while I teach.

Here is an example of the prints I have for sale there:


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They come on a 12" x 12" sheet like these, but I cut them up before shipping:
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Saturday, August 9, 2008

New art - Watercolors on ebay!

Here are some new pieces I just listed on ebay!
Tell me what you think!
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I think this one is my favorite:
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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

What cool art techniques! TEXTURE!

Here is a cool art video I found on youtube. Maybe you have seen it already! And I love his accent!

His art web page is

Here is one in which he tries out a marble effect. It is so cool.

I want to try this marbling with my art classes this coming year! It looks so cool!

And here is one about a dream he had. It was really interesting to see his art and how he is affected by some of the same artists I love. I loved his dream! To summarize if you don't want to listen to the whole thing, he had a dream where an art critic came to his studio and wanted to buy a really simple green balloon with a face on it! He asked what we thought the dream meant. I love the whole idea that an art critic would want the simplest form of art expression in his studio. I think that on ebay I get lots of reaction sometimes from my simplest watercolors. Maybe this is telling me something too!

And wow! How fun is this!!? He invited friends over for an art scanner party! All the images he shows in the major part of the video are made from a scanner! It is so cool!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Art on Ebay this week!

Here is my art that I am posting on ebay on Monday! I hope you all like them. Let me know which is your favorite!


Friday, August 1, 2008

Wallpaper . . .

For the past two days I have been wallpapering my daughter's room. I can't believe how easy it has been, other than it takes a lot of time. I have never wallpapered before! Can you believe it? I am 45 and have never wallpapered a room. It turned out really nice, although a little top heavy. The original wallpaper in the room would not come off without peeling off part of the sheetrock, so we just decided to paper over what we couldn't get off. I hope it all sticks!!! It was fun and her room looks like a young lady's room now instead of a little girl's room. It used to be pink with little flying fairies all over it. Now it is elegant with gold and blue and a beautiful border. I need to post some pics of it. Oh, the time, where does my time go?

Well, that's it for now. I am going to be posting new art soon. It is taking longer than I thought!