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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Colorful Recycled Pet Bottle Chandelier

Amazing eclectic chandelier made from recycled plastic pet bottles by South African designer
Heath Nash.

Via - inhabitat

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Molecular Sculpture Art Project


Apoxie sculpt or Model Magic
Tooth picks
Chip board or card board or wood board
The bigger balls we used Styrofoam inside and wrapped the Apoxie or Model magic around it.

This class art project with the kids was inspired by the edible art project we use to do as kids with the tooth picks and marshmallows or gummy drop Candy's. Just thought I would put a new twist on it and make it a table art piece or put hanger on back for a unique wall hanging.

Monday, March 28, 2011

New Filly Miniature Horse

Not my normal post but I had to share, This is our first foal of the year a beautiful 18"h appaloosa/ pinto filly ( Girl ). We already named her ( Peaceful ridge Peppers Tiny Dancer)
This is why I didn't get much sleep last night but it's always worth it. She's friendly spunky and adorable. Her dam Dynomite is doing just great.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Favorite Friday Artists

ArtByQuilt  Quilted Mask Wall Hanging.

Itsybitsyspill  There's a bird on my head.

Hello Fun, Artsy, Crafty people. Here are some of my favorite Friday artist I found on Etsy. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Jell-O City Sculpture Art

I spotted this and I had to post about it. We have Jell-O in class sometimes. The kids love it and it's easy to make unless you are transforming it into cityscape, bridges and buildings like San Francisco-based artist Liz Hickok does.

Via - Dessert Girl

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pillow People Craft Project

Well this class we did more of a craft project. The kids need a break sometimes from our more intense art projects and they just want to cut and glue and be goofy. So we made Pillow people. Some of the kids glued and some did some sewing but they all did there own thing and had a ball. 

Fabric glue
Embroidery floss
What ever else you may like to add.
Hope you enjoy it has much as we did!  :-)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

First Day of Spring

Just someting about the first day of spring that is exciting. Must be because we know beautiful weather is on it's way. Sunday March 20th it's just a beautiful day here in Tennessee. The Buford Pear Tree in the front yard is just gorgeous with all of it's white flowers.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sock Puppet Art Project

These are very cute sock puppets the kids made for a kids church puppet ministry. They had fun decorating them in all different ways and using many different materials to do so. Even the bigger kids had fun doing this project!!


Friday, March 11, 2011

Favorite Friday Artists

                                                               Fused glass night light

                                                           Olive green water earrings

                                                         Woodland Bird Bookend

Here are a few of my favorite artists for this week. There are so many great artists out there I am always amazed at the great talent I find. Check out there shops!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Faux Porcelain Project

I love this simple but genius project inspired from porcelain pottery from west Germany. Using puffy paint, bottles, cans and matte spray paint. I found this at Design Sponge project created by erick domesek at p.s i made this.
This will definitely be a summer project for us!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Chicken Wire Sculpture


Chicken Wire Art
British-born artist Ivan Lovatt found a artistic use for chicken wire. By layering, twisting and shaping this very ordinary medium Ivan creates both abstract and realistic representations, which are tactile, appealing to the viewer to touch.  View more of his work here.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Tennessee Clay Sculpture

Here in Tennessee we have a lot of clay on our land. With all the rain we have had lately we had some streams running threw our fields. I see my 11 yr old son playing in one of the streams and digging at the ground this weekend. I asked him what he was doing and he said digging for clay. He made a little dam in the stream so he could wash the clay, well the next thing I know he comes up to me with this sculpture. I boy reading a book sitting on a rock. I was just amazed. He always amazes me with the things he thinks of.
I just wanted to share my son's Tennessee clay sculpture.
I love it!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Colorful Wire Portrait Art

I love this! Mixed-media, 3-D wire portrait By Rachel Jenkins's view more of her art here.

Pucci inspired Yarn Art Project

For this class I used a pucci style dress I purchased at one of my favorite shops in Sarasota Florida to inspire the kids when making there designs.
Paint brush
Board, cardboard, or chipboard
Cord  (for hanging)
First cut your board backing to the size you want. Draw a 1" border around the edge. Have the kids pencil there design using stencils and rulers. Start gluing yarn on sections of the patterns when there done gluing yarn to all the pattern areas then glue yarn on back round area. You can use yarn or paint or sharpie to cover 1" edge. We used the rubber stuff that you put under a carpet to stop it from slipping.
Make 2 holes on the top edge put cord threw and hang. Don't forget to sign your art.
Linked up on Todays Creative Blog!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Clay Plaque Art Project For Kids

This is a project the kids made for Christmas presents for there moms. It would also be a great mothers day present.  My son made me a horse of course.

Air dry clay or potters clay. We used potters clay because that is what I had at the time.
Clay Tool to slice if using potters clay.
Pattern to trace. I found mine online and printed them out.
Rolling pin
Found objects
Canvas ( fabric)
Acrylic paint
Paint brush
Satin varnish
Black cord

Draw or print out photos about the size you want your plaque to be. Cut out the pattern. If using potters clay take clay tool and slice off a 1" slice from the top, air dry clay take a big hand full. Lay down Fabric and roll clay with rolling pin until about 1/2" to 3/4" thick. Lay your pattern on top and cut with a butter knife around the pattern.

 Have the kids draw free hand the details of the picture and use found objects to make designs, smooth edges with finger. Make hole in top of plaque before it drys.
When done let dry completely about a week. When clay is dry paint with acrylics and after a few days varnish. Run cord through the hole, Hang and ENJOY!
The moms loved them!

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