Saturday, February 22, 2014

Paint and Brushes

I took a few photos and played with Adobe Photoshop Elements trying for a comic book style to document a few images for the blog. The children seem to get so much satisfaction when the paint is out and the brushes are sweeping across big sheets of paper.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Funky Faces

I have been playing with a new APP for kids but I think a lot of adults who want to find that kid inside again might enjoy playing with it. These have my old lady face but it takes off twenty pounds and gives me back a neck. Laughing out loud here. My grandson loves Toca Boca APPS for young children and this one is really fun for anyone.
Here's me. Should I use one as an Avitar?
I suppose it takes off a lot of years and I look sort of like the kid I once was. I suppose you can call me a narcissist, but it was so much fun to play with it when I needed a break from a writing assignment yesterday.
If you have an iPad with camera version you can Google Toca Boca APPS and find Toca Hair Salon Me. It is an advanced version of the original Toca Hair Salon. I think it costs about four dollars. Worth every penny if you want a time waster with endless creativity. 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentines Day

Wishing everyone out there a Happy Valentine's Day. I hope you get lots of love and as much chocolate as allowed.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Art Project at Maple Grove

Here are a few photos of the January / February project with Maple Grove Ks and Ones. After it was finished, the teachers sent me photos of a display of the project placed in the main hall of the school right beside the office. I hope the children are feeling proud of
their work. The school's PAC group sponsored this Artist in Residence opportunity and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with two dedicated teachers and their classes.

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Percolated Fish

My new little iPad Mini has been filled with some lovely APPS. In the process of learning how to use new APPS I have discovered a whole new community of teachers who are experimenting and using iPads to help students create projects in many mediums. The possibilities are endless and exciting. So I have been experimenting too, as I learn how to use some of the ones that appeal to me. I think I will post a couple of images created first from an actual glue and paint and paper collage and then scanned and then sent to my iPad and then changed with an app called Percolator. This is addictive.  Below, the first is a collage pasted painting. The second and third adjusted in Percolator on my iPad.