Friday, March 28, 2008

Luscious Leaves

Here's a piece of artwork I created...kind of reminds me of spring. This is the time when all the little shoots are popping out of the ground with their beautiful leaves. This is such a beautiful season...a beautiful time of the year. It's like a renewal of life...such an inspiration for art.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Doodle Cut-out

My Doodle Drawing...

I love to doodle when I'm sitting around watching television or sitting in a meeting. I've been going through my old sketchbooks and looking at some of the ones I've done in the past. Here's one of my very favorites.
A friend of mine and I used to share art lessons...when we were both teaching art to middle school students. We met online and began exchanging ideas and lesson samples. We decided to meet in person at one of the National Art Educator conferences in Chicago several years ago. We had such a good time that we started attending these conferences annually and began doing presentations of the art lessons we used in our classes. People began asking so many questions about our lessons that we decided to put on CDs and sell them.
We call them "OODLES OF IDEAS" and we have four different CDs that we sell. These CDs are currently sold through a leading Arts & Crafts catalog under the name of "OODLES OF IDEAS".
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How to do a doodle...

This is such a fun way to create a neat doodle design. Once you've done your drawing, use colored pencils or markers to add beautiful colors. I'll be posting some more of my on the lookout for them.

Ben's Easter Egg Hunt

My grandson, Ben, will be two years old next Sunday. He loves bugs, insects, animals, etc. I see that when he opened his Easter eggs, he found some strange things inside. When I was young, the only thing I found in MY Easter eggs were "boiled egg whites and yolks" for real! Now kids open the plastic eggs and find coins and candy.

Easter Monday

Today is Easter in NC...ever hear of that. used to be called Easter Monday and we folks in NC always had that day off as a holiday...while everyone else in the nation celebrated Good Friday. Finally, NC changed and we now celebrate Good Friday like every one else.

According to Wikipedia....
The Easter Monday holiday in North Carolina stemmed from the tradition in the early 20th century of state government workers taking the day off to attend the annual baseball game between North Carolina State College (Now NC State University) and nearby Wake Forest College (now Wake Forest University and moved to Winston-Salem, NC). The holiday was enacted in 1935 and remained until 1988, when the official state holiday was moved to Good Friday to match the rest of the nation.