Monday, June 18, 2012

busy busy busy...

End of the school year is here, that means madness all around, right? I am trying to keep up with all the kid activities, while getting to everything that needs to be done art-wise... There has been quite a lot going on in the studio. Good thing I have recently cleared all working surfaces, because they are full again.
a little paint to play with...
My buddies at FANE and I have started off on a Surface Design Renga project. Which is really cool for me as I don't usually get to do too much surface design or participate in group projects. It's a collaborative round robin that I'm really enjoying so far.

a tiny detail of a large work in progress
I also despite the lack of time have started a largish new artwork. I knew I shouldn't start anything with summer upon us and a heavy travel schedule, but I could not help myself. I'm not ready to show it all yet, as it's all new and I'm not quite sure of my direction yet. But I'm really excited by it, and that a good thing!
Window to Your Art
Oh and also I'm making some new samples for the workshops I'll be teaching in New Jersey in July. So much fun! And lot's of paint drying...

Now...does anyone have any good suggestions for nature based kid crafts to do in the wilderness?

2 comments:

slkrueg said...

Make nests/baskets using mostly found materials. (You could cheat a little and take along some string or twine.)

Jeannie said...

Twig furniture, leaf prints, painting rocks or wood slices. There are some older books on nature crafts at our library, you may want to check yours. (My Gram used to have us paint the fungus that grew on trees, but I don't know if they had to cure or what trees they grew on.) A nature journal identifing trees, plants, etc. can be fun, especially if they make their own journals.