My friend Ann asked if I’d do a painting for an auction she’s having to raise funds to fight Chron’s Disease. This is what I came up with. Lately I’m loving paintings of words and only words. And it’s not often I get to actually PAINT anymore, so it was fun to do! (And FAST. Bonus points for that…)
I did a few illustrations for a math book about kittens. SO FUN. The illustrations were for an oversize book, so they were pretty huge. It was a challenge to make an image that looked good close up AND far away.
And I got to work with my favorite group of 7-year-olds to create the Class Pumpkin for the Harvest Festival. I took the class out in small groups so they could all take a turn making our pumpkin into R2D2. Their teacher told me that if we had lights and sound effects we would win. We took it a step further & made it STAR WARS THEMED. That’s the trifecta right there (lights, sound and STAR WARS!!!). You can’t tell in this picture, but the buttons glow (buttons made from a squinkies container & the knob is made from a paint bottle top). And I downloaded a few MP3s from amazon of the Star Wars theme. My girls were THRILLED when I told them we got to keep the Star Wars music. I had to take it out of the car after 3 days though. (You can only listen to the Star Wars theme so many times before you start getting twitchy, even if it IS performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic….)
We’re making this craft at the class Halloween party on Monday. It’s a little box that you print out & fold together. (I’d say this is a age 7+ activity. We made one before & definitely had to take it step by step…
I think that’s it for now, but stay tuned. We’ll be doing lots of crafty things for the holidays!