Saturday, October 22, 2016
I do have previous pages to practice on. I am also sorting my embellishments and supplies for greater usefulness. I need to speed up the process. This can be a learning tool but not something I want to devote too much time doing.
Now I just need to KISS everything a bit or limit all the stuff that happens in my week! lol
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
|Lets not get Complicated!!!|
After lunch their mother and I tell them how to 'do' recess. I remember swings, teeter totters, double dutch skipping but mostly just endlessly walking around the building with my chums! GO!!!!
Three kisses for three, simply, sweet students!!!
Friday, October 14, 2016
Obviously it wasn't too hard because my mind began to wander. I got to thinking about my blog and the changes I'd like to make as I head into the future. A future I see as a time of transition. (says she as she tries to make sense of photos in realty ads) I want seasonal blog headers. I have always intended to do that but...
If I do them all at once they will be ready at the click of a finger depending on my memory of how to make the changes. lol
In the middle of the repetition of print and glue I let my mind wander. ;^) And before I knew it I was experimenting.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Surely there is nothing new under the sun! But we all want to make something that has our own stamp on it. I think the first step is identifying what in particular resonates with our own creative soul. The 'what if...' is likely a combining of some of those designs ideas.
A little surfing of the net. When one link leads to another.
Inside the world's largest pattern library! The Design Library
|LUV this one!|
Friday, October 7, 2016
|artists with differences|
|the youngest usually surprises|
|the keenest is fearless and messy|
|the oldest careful and precise|
I was reminded of this simple principle as we had Art 101. I gave the grand kiddies a little demo on mixing watercolours and then turned them loose on the colour wheel. I let go the outcome and and the time clock. I let go and I think we can call the day successful!
I will continue to let them have an half hour for their planners first as it settles them in. I will try to remember that these are 'their' planners and their 'art'! Keep it simply stressless!
And speaking of planners...
unplanner did not work for me so I have dispersed it to the grand kiddies. There is tons of tutorials and suggestions on the site. The focus is on prep and I am no front runner. I am more likely the tag end trying valiantly to cross the finish line. They have lots of examples and suggestions. I mostly play catch up. Although they are helpful and have tons of ideas this particular way is just not practical for my life and style. The emphasis on the unplanner is art so there are lots of modifications, improvisations and general messing around before one actually plans. I am not organized enough to do the before stuff in advance of the due date. lol I tend to jot down events. Some before but a lot after. Then I fill in the blanks with all the ephemera that I collect to help me remember. lol
|Still- so easy to get side tracked!|
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Now if I can just contain my enthusiasm for collecting containers of any kind! lol
Thursday, September 29, 2016
So I looked for my notes from Marie Kondo's book. I have no idea where they might be so I turned on you tube. Ha, I won't have that much! But when you put E v e r y t h i n g on the pile it is shocking!
I don't need lots more. I have been wearing old worn stuff and ''saving' the good. :( I am short on dresses and was shocked by all the sweaters and sweatshirt jackets. Obviously I like tees! I did need unmentionables, a pair of closed toes shoes for summer/fall, a winter coat and a few good tops. Skirts I had to buy last year. I do have my new garment sewing book and I will be making things. So..
Oh!!! I can type up the next shopping list! Feeling 100% better already! lol
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
I am 'the art department'! And this year I am the Literature Appreciation department as well. Not exactly sure how I went from pre reading their books to teaching them to appreciate them but...