Saturday, May 19, 2012

Artists in residence!!

Today was art class day at our library.  Mariah had her first kids' art class today and I had a one-stroke painting class.  We had a all!! 

First, Mariah.  Her class did abstract art using 'A Starry Night' as a guideline.  They actually painted peacock feathers.  I think it's absolutely beautiful!

She's been having fun taking online art classes with Michal Kestler so this has just made her even happier.  The kids classes are going to be weekly sowe can look forward to lots of artwork this summer!

My class was just as much fun.  We did ferns and dragonflies.  When we were discussing what to do them on, Kathy (the instructor) mentioned a mat for a picture frame.  I have a cross stitched piece that I've been trying to figure out what to do with.  It's a summer theme so I thought this would be perfect. 

Now I can cut the center out with a razor blade and place the cross stitched piece in it before framing it.

We always make 2 items - 1 picture and then something else.  This week we did wooden boxes.  I'm going to use mine for a pencil holder.

And how creative have you been this week?


  1. I like the wood box. Couldn't you mount the stitched piece right on the canvas? Glad you two had fun with the painting classes.