The other project involves tracing or drawing various sized circles and coloring them in with oil pastels. Then the children painted over them with watercolors achieving a wax resist effect.
Finally, they worked collaboratively on painting a cardboard, cut-out zebra. This was fun, and I plan on having them continue to add layers of black and white with other materials.
In terms of personal work, I've slowed down a bit with everything happening--holidays, trip to South Africa, major school fundraiser sewing project, and new teaching gig. I was able to eek out an embroidered pillow commissioned by my friend for her new niece, Cora. I took Cora's embroidery with me to Africa and was delighted to be stitching an elephant while on their home turf--so to speak.
I'm feeling hugely inspired to paint large pieces. To accommodate such grand plans, I removed a table from my studio and shifted a couple things around. I think the result is more organized and airy and less congested. I'm hoping this helps with the creative flow and productive energy. It certainly feels improved and better suited for giant paintings and humongous dreams.
|My desk organization.|