Monday, December 15, 2008

random sketches, students

Here are some random sketches of students working on their final drawings.
Grades are in and just a bit a few ends to tie up and I am on holiday break.
I mistakenly decided to rearrange one thing in my studio and now it is all torn up. I have to get it back in order before I can begin working on paintings. I hope it only takes one more day, but I have a feeling it may take longer than that.

Monday, December 8, 2008


I wanted to come up with a small gift item for a little holiday show I am participating in this upcoming weekend. I also wanted to make it from a previously used item. Recycled art.
SO... I tried painting on old cds which of course I have around. I painted a base of blackboard paint on the cd and then I drew on it with derwent drawing pencils, which I then fixed and sealed with matte medium. I am making them into little clocks with some works I got at a surplus place. I have been having a great deal of fun with these. Here is a sample of 5 of the many I have made so far. I have enjoyed playing with the round format and have lots of other ideas to expanc on this. If you need to get rid of old cds you don't need anymore, I will gladly take them.