It's been awhile since I posted and I, myself, wonder what I've been doing. I've made a few things here and there in the last two months, but also I've been encouraging creativity in other people. For four days in the end of September I worked as an "art room coordinator" for an unschooling conference. All ages wandered through and there were plenty of supplies for them to make that special something (including a box of odds and ends from my garage that the teens were very excited to find). So here are a few things that I painted and some from the art room.
... trying out a little tangle doodle before the conference
and admiring the white winged doves behind the house...
one of my favorite little guys in marker, and kids' work from the conference!
Summer has been busy, but I've been able to spend time with my kids and nurture their creative side. The girl has been exploring science with Steve Spangler and the boy has been diving into pool toy expression. He and his cousin needed one more friend in the pool for a game, so they built one (I think its name is Baby). My own sketchbook has suffered, with only smaller, quicker drawings of ideas I wanted to remember, but I finally got to change the colors of the walls in our house. Ah, the smell of fresh paint!
Playing around with my new water brush and sketch box, exploring the theme for Illustration Friday. The sketch box was a gift that arrived for my birthday and I've been having fun with it, even though a bit tricky adjusting to the way the water flows through the brush. It's a very strange thing to not have to reach for the water jar to rinse and wet a color. It works well at the kitchen table, and at my desk. I can't wait to try it out in the field!
Koi Water Colors Pocket Field Sketch Box by Sakura.
Recently we visited a miniatures museum that I absolutely loved. I only wish we lived closer so I could go again! I cut up the brochure, added the entry stickers, made a mini book, and painted over some parts to bring it all together. I now have a fun page to remember a great trip!