Once my daughter boards the bus each day she gets lost among the people and reflective glass windows. However, yesterday was a particularly overcast day and my eyes must have been shaking less the moment she got on the bus. She sat down by a window and I could see her smiling face waving at me. I got so excited because I had never been able to see this before! I yelled "I can see you!" and waved wildly as the bus pulled away. Then my vision began to shift, shake and change as it has always done for my entire life and the bus and the world around it became a blur once more. However, for a moment I was able to see her and it was beautiful!
We took down the Katonah Library show today. It is always bitter sweet to see a show come down. This was such a wonderful show for me because I got to work with some of my favorite artists. This group
This is probably one of my favorite acrylic paintings. It is called "Mother and Child 1" and was created in 2008. It is the first of the "Mother and Child Series." It is a self portrait combined with a portrait of my oldest daughter, who was one years old at the time. It's bold color and whimsical lines celebrate the joys of being a Mom. Years later, this is still one of my favorite themes
Each year, I enjoy photographing the Happy Feet Dance School. Here the students are practicing their jazz number. It is exciting to photography the various gestures the make up such interesting compositions. I am looking forward to photographing the performance in May.
Below is a project that benefits all ages. Students learn about the life and artwork of Henri Matisse. They focus on his cut-outs and create their own version.
This can either be a group project or individual project. The cut-out below was done by a student in a hospital setting. The figures are painted using do-a-dot tempera paints and while referring to models. The other shapes are made of specialty papers, foam, and hand-made painted papers. Papers are cut with scissors and hole punchers and glued on a larger tag board or const
As an art educator, I have observed the power that art has over children. It has transformed so many of my students over the year. My six year old said she likes art because "it is the place where
In addition to digital photography this week, I am working on a new set of watercolor cards. When I paint with watercolor, I like to create the effect of the colors bleeding into one another. I can further achieve this with felt tip pens. It adds to the fluid nature of the watercolor paint. I added the pen this week and will
This is the last weekend to see my group exhibit at the Katonah Village Library. The show comes down Monday so be sure to stop on by and see the great collection of work!
I was able to begin work on some photographs today. My digital photography has really become much more of a narrative of my everyday experiences. This is a photo of my daughter waiting for the bus. It seems like a common thing, but is a milestone when you child starts taking the school bus every day.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.