Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Setting up an Art Show

It is that time of year for the Spring Art Extravaganza. I have not been making as much personal art recently but have been preparing my students' art for exhibition. For the last several days, I have kept supplies out in a certain area of my classroom so I could work in between classes, during planning, and other random times during the day.


I was bending down to hang some art near the bottom of my exhibition screen. I had forgotten, didn't see, or just didn't pay attention that the stapler was just below me on the carpet. No big deal! However, it was opened wide since I was stapling things into wood rather than using it folded to staple paper.

My knee went down on the stapler and it stapled into my leg!

I thought paper staplers were fairly weak and didn't think much about this incident until I realized the staple was sticking into my leg... I pulled it out, saw a small dot of blood... Anyway, it was not a major accident, but I needed a bandaid.

...Thrills and Chills of being an Artist and/or Art Teacher...

(Stay tuned for images of the exhibit.)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Photo Compositions at the Beach

Title: "Beach Skies"

Title: "Seeing through the Window"

Title: "Stillness"

Title: "The March"

Title: "Natural Frame"

Title: "Hidden Eye"

Check out my travel blog, Trips & Treks, for more photos from my vacation.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Handmade Card

Title: "Frog Baby"

Genre: Mixed Media

Cardstock Paper, Green Construction Paper,
Handmade Recycled Paper, Drawing Paper, Colored Pencils

Date: April 15, 2009

I made this card for my friend's baby shower.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Pen & Ink Drawing

Title: "Early Day"

Genre: Pen & Ink

Style: Abstract

Date: March 2009

This was a birthday gift for a friend.

Thursday, April 9, 2009


Check out my travel blog, Trips and Treks, here and view a few photographs taken at a coffee shop, reflective of the details in the building as well as the surrounding downtown area.

Monday, April 6, 2009

A Blog Tag

I was tagged by Abby. Check out her rules here at Artsy Violinist.

In keeping with my art theme, this is my answer to the tag...

Title: "Looking Inside"
Media: Digital Photography
Camera: Canon Rebel XT
Date: April 6, 2009