Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

a year of paintings 2010

Happy New Year!
Wishing everyone a year of health & happiness!
I'm linking to Mosaic Monday at Mary's
& I think there's enough blue for Smiling Sally, too!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

season's greetings

and wishes for a wonderful holiday!

This little chickadee turned out to be our Christmas card.

I can never find much time to paint in December.
There's just too much to do.
I do love when life slows down in the deep winter
and I feel free to paint and knit and relax.

Until then...
wrapping, baking, cooking, etc, etc.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

do you have a budding artist?

As an art teacher, I was always asked by parents 
for good drawing book recommendations.
This was my favorite.  
I taught hundreds & hundreds of children how to draw in 3-D
(they REALLY loved that!) using the basics from this book.  
It's not at all intimidating and lays the foundations for 
inventive and creative drawings with simple lines and shapes.
Ages 9-12 (I started the basics with my second graders).
224 pages of FUN!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

here's a good one

Oh, yes!  This book would not let me go.
It's a tangled suspenseful puzzle of
three stories.
I was not disappointed!

Monday, December 6, 2010

new photos

Bridge of Sighs

I have added some photographs to my Etsy shop
They were all taken by my daughter who has
a wonderful eye for detail.


 Paris Opera House

View from Notre-Dame