Saturday, February 26, 2011

back to ohio

I'm in Ohio for a quick weekend visiting parents and celebrating with my soon-to-be sister-in-law!  I wish I had more time to visit everyone but I'll mainly be with the rents.  O...H...

Source: via Sheena on Pinterest

Source: via Sheena on Pinterest

Source: via Sheena on Pinterest


have a great weekend,

Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday Fine (art)

Wangechi Mutu
Seriously deep stuff...

have a happy friday,

Thursday, February 24, 2011

oh please....

Pretty clever

Do you use a lot of yarn?  I do.  ESPECIALLY in my art room at school.  This may not be practical for the art room but it sure looks cute for a small craft studio.

these are upcycled coffee cans..

have a great day,

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


It was 70 degrees on school is cancelled because of snow.  I am NOT complaining.

                                            Source: via Sheena on Pinterest

                                                              Source: via Sheena on Pinterest

                                        Source: via Sheena on Pinterest

have a productive day,

Monday, February 21, 2011

enjoying my day off

it's so great having a day off from work to accomplish 1,000 things on my "to-do" list.  thank you presidents for being born.

today also wraps up a great weekend which included lots of cooking, cleaning, and a party with lots of friends.  the pic above is an image from our DIY photobooth.  oscar and i were wondering why that balloon was floating.


Saturday, February 12, 2011

RIP shoes

dear shoes, thank you for your service throughout this past decade but it's time to part ways.  i think the trip to China really did you in - i should have known better.

you will be missed,


Thursday, February 10, 2011

not so cheesy Valentines

Take a look at these Valentines that feature original patents of Valentine-related things.  If you go here, you can download and print the images for your personal use.  Pretty nifty.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Looking through a fishbowl.....

Fourth graders did these paintings a while back but they always make me smile.  The question posed was how would you look while looking through a fishbowl?

I LOVE them all - especially the last one (check out those eyes)

support the arts,

Rock Salt

microscope image, kosher salt

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Leg of a Housefly

On Monday I promised I'd post images from my new microscope.  I plan to create my own "specimens" but in the meantime, I am entertaining myself with its pre-made specimen slides.  This one is of the leg of a housefly. Gross and awesome.


Monday, February 7, 2011

Newest toy

So I got this microscope.....

and it's pretty awesome.

My plan is to paint a series inspired by the microscopic images I create.  The subjects of these paintings (what I plan to throw under the microscope) are yet to be determined -but I have a pretty good idea of what I want to do.

In the meantime, the microscope came with pre-made specimen slides.  I felt all sixth grade science classy as I ooohed and ahhhed over a 40x zoom of a housefly leg.  

I'll post a few images from the 'scope throughout this week, so stay tuned.


Sunday, February 6, 2011


Super Bowl art bet

The Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh and the Milwaukee Art Museum (closest to Green Bay) have a wager on the super bowl.  If Green Bay wins, the Carnegie will send Pierre Renoir’s “Bathers with a Crab”  to Milwaukee as a temporary loan. If the Steelers win, the Carnegie will get Gustave Caillebotte's “Boating on the Yerres” from 1877.

Daniel Keegan, director of the Milwaukee Art Museum boldly predicted he would soon be welcoming the Renoir to his turf, "where the public can enjoy it and be reminded of the superiority of the Green Bay Packers."

Lynn Zelevansky, the Carnegie's director, responded in true blitzburgh fashion: "In Pittsburgh, we believe trash talk is bad form.  We let the excellence of our football team and our collection speak for itself."

You can read the whole article here.  Have a great super bowl Sunday,

Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday's Fine (art)

Yi Chen, a Beijing born artist, combines elements from popular advertisements and fashion magazines to "create a hybridized race, disregarding color, age, gender and even species." 

have a great weekend,

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Gosh I love Google

The most awesomest website in the world was brought to my attention yesterday.  Thanks Wes!  Art Project by Google is a huge database of paintings within several of the world's most famous art museums.  It allows you to walk the galleries in London, Paris, NYC, and Berlin, all while you sip a cup of coffee on the couch.  And if that wasn't enough to give you goose bumps, then zooming in on a high res pic of Van Gogh's Starry Night WILL.



Fifth grade landscape of birch trees, inspired by the artist Gustav Klimt. 

thanks for looking, sc

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Brrrrr....Winter Self Portraits

Check out these awesome self-portraits made by first graders in my art class.  Pretty great for a six year old, right?

The portraits were done on 18x24" paper using oil pastels and watercolor.  We rrrrreallly wanted to emphasize the weather.....take a look at that snow...

stay warm,