Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Inspiration Thursday!

Here is curly girl's art for this week's theme of "medical art" at Inspire Me Thursday.

She had a broken arm as a toddler and a couple years ago broke her jaw in 2 places while riding her scooter. I encouraged her to do something with that but she couldn't....she said it made her jaw hurt again to think about it.

We played with the theme a bit and then I left her to 'create.' I think she was quite imaginative...depicting how band aids and bandages help make things feel better.
I especially like how the gauze is used as a door on the little house.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Leo and Cleo....

Our curly girl was home sick today.....with a nasty cold. While driving to the doctor, she worked on a couple cat sketches.

On the way home, I got her an oreo blast from Sonic and the guy who delivered it looked through the window and asked to see her sketch.
I rolled down the window and he told her how good a job she had done ...which made her day.
He then went on to say practicing while in the car is good for her reflexes....he was an art student/aspiring architect who was working shifts at Sonic while going to school.
The top sketch is of Leo....our kitty.....
this one is of Cleo....her friend's kitty.

It is interesting that she can remember variances in their features. She hasn't seen Cleo since last June because we moved. But she was very slightly fluffy with rounded, soft ears.
Leo is a siamese mix and has that distinctly flatter face with sharper ears and a slick coat....which she captured in her sketch.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Amos the mouse....

This is a picture our curly girl drew for a class assignment from the book "Ben and Me." The book is written from a mouse's perspective about Benjamin Franklin.
This particular drawing is where Amos is shocked during the lightning and kite experiments Ben did.
I really love the detail she did with this one. She was really proud of how well the mouth turned out.....so realistic!
BTW, if you click on the picture it will enlarge so you can see the detail better....

Sunday, April 20, 2008


For some reason, curly girl has been drawing giraffes lately. This is her practice for class.
She goes through phases of drawing all day/weekend long.....to where she doesn't draw much at all. Right now, she isn't drawing that much....hope it isn't due to a lack of interest....that would be sad.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Star Fox's star box..........

Today in art class, curly girl learned how to make a 'star box.' They are pretty neat.

She whipped this one up in about 3 minutes for her new friend....aptly named Star Fox....