Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Granny on Stripes original mixed media painting by Polly Jones

Granny on Stripes by Polly Jones
6" square mixed media acrylic on cradled wood panel.  Sold.

The stripes got built up a bit since I kept changing my mind about the colors.  I'm trying to use other colors than the blues that I tend to rely on.  However it still crops up in the map parts.

Thanks for the pinterest follows!  I have enjoyed seeing what you guys are pinning.  Now,  for tips on how not to spend entire days looking at everything over there.

Monday, February 04, 2013

Monsters, Googly Eyes and Inspiration

Monster Arilla by Eden
I absolutely love doing art with children.  When my daughter was young I did summer art camps and taught after school art lessons.  It was a way to earn some money and make sure she was getting all the creative indoctrination possible. 

Nowadays, there's a boys and girls club after school program at our church where I facilitate an art or craft time each week.  It can get a little crazy because of the wide age range and the come and go structure.  Last week, we did paper bag puppets.  My projects don't always go as planned.  A lot of times it goes far better.  For instance, the monster pictured above was made instead of the traditional paper bag puppet.  I would love to have such confident abandon with worrying about too many googly eyes! 

Here's my pinterest board for project ideas.  Please let me know if you have a board for that too.  I'm always on the lookout for ideas.