Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Versatile Blogger Award

Thanks to Ren at Dali's Moustache for awarding me with the "Versatile Blogger Award!" She has beautiful work to share on her blog, so check it out :-) The rules of the award are to share 7 interesting facts about myself, and then pass the award on to 10 new or favorite blogs of mine.
  1. I am getting married to my best friend in 37 days. (But who's counting?)
  2. I can't wait to get a job teaching elementary art! I really believe that teaching art is a job that I will love to get up and do every morning for the next 30 years and I feel so lucky to have found my passion so early in life.
  3. One of my favorite memories is being in the rainforest and having a red-eyed tree frog climb through my hair.
  4. I've played the flute since I was 11.
  5. I am currently writing my first children's book.
  6. My favorite artist is Charley Harper, a Cincinnati artist. If you've never seen his work, look it up right now!
  7. My cat's name is Charley and I plan to name my first born son Harper. Ha!
Ten of my favorite/new found blogs:
Thanks for all of the wonderful lessons and inspiration! Pass it on :-)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Local Artists Unit- Triptychs

I wanted to share some final triptychs all put together! (some are still unfinished, but we'll just pretend they're supposed to be diptychs. :-) ) Enjoy!

Local Artists Unit- #3 John Ruthven

The final piece to our triptych was in the style of local artist, John Ruthven. He is a wildlife painter to works often in water color. To learn more about John Ruthven see my earlier post about his life and work.

After exploring our new artist and his work, students chose their favorite animal to draw. They looked at a photo of the animal and drew them in a realistic style. They water colored and outlined them in Sharpie.