Friday, May 30, 2008


This is a little sketch Curly Girl did of our corgi Mojo. She did this a couple of years ago when he was lying down.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Awards for Curly Girl!

Curly Girl is VERY happy here...she received several academic awards this year. But she deserved them....she gave up everything except art in order to study.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Can you guess?

Curly Girl did this one last Spring before we moved here. I just found it the other day when I was rearranging some drawers in the dining room.
Can you guess what picture she was looking at?
Come on......
You can do it!
Thats right.....Starry Starry Night!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Inspire Me Thursday

This week's theme is crayon work and Curly Girl wanted to join in again!
So we pulled out this amazing pup she did when she was 7.
The teacher had them draw one of those squiggly line things and then told them to turn it into something.

I love it!

Horse sketches

Curly Girl got a few of those books that 'teach' you how to draw.
Here are a couple of horses she drew using the techniques shown in the book.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Little Ellie

This is Curly Girl's first project for her Summer art class.
The teacher handed her a stuffed elephant so she could determine where she was 'artistically'..........she came up with a 'zoo' scene.
I especially like the little elephant trunk sneaking from behind to nab some peanuts out of the bowl. Oh and the people at the very top...kind of hard to see in the photo!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Look what we found

Curly girl was going through an art folder/holder she got for Christmas several years ago. She keeps sketches and pictures in it so she uses it regularly. For some reason, these 2 pictures were under a flap and she didn't see them.
She brought them to me a couple days ago.......such sweet memories.
She made the 'face' when she was 5 or 6 and the horse picture when she was 7.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Bamboo 'pens'

Curly Girl's last day in art was Monday. She is pretty bummed about it because she was really enjoying the class.
I have her enrolled in art this Summer though.....and she wants me to teach her how to make mosaics and crochet and sew.........she is getting ambitious!

She made these neat Bamboo pens and then got to draw with them. She said it was kind of difficult using the pen at first. She asked me to buy her some ink so she can practice over the Summer..........

Monday, May 12, 2008

Some pretty pottery

Here are a few pieces of pottery Curly Girl made in her art class a few weeks ago.
She got them back Friday after they had been fired. True to form, she made something for 'everyone...'
She kept the little snake bowl, she gave the star to her brother and the square to her dad.
I got the little open pendant.....its now on a little silk cord, ready to wear.......

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Art journal

Isn't this a neat little thing?
Curly Girl made this in art class this week. It is a little sketch book with a couple of her water colors attached. There is no front or back or right side up of the little book....pretty cute.
It opens up accordian style...sort of.
She can keep it handy and fill it up with sketches this Summer.

I couldn't help but think how this could work for someone redoing their house or a room.
I've always taped or stapled everything to a file folder but with this you could attach the little paint and fabric swatches between the pages....maybe make a couple of them envelope style..........

Also...what a great gift idea..........

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Fantasy sketch

Every other week in her class, Curly Girl's classroom teacher has 'art.'
She usually only gives one or two directions. She mainly tries to keep the uninterested kids quiet and settled while the ones who love art 'create.'
The directions for this particular Friday were simple. Draw a fantasy creature.

This is what our Curly Girl came up with. Pretty neat..........

Monday, May 5, 2008

Leonardo Da Kitty

Curly Girl was on a roll recently so I have a few sketches to put up this week.

This one is of Leonardo Da Kitty. Her sweet kitty...she even drew the little bell we have on his collar so we can hear him. He tends to sleep in 'things' all over the house. He likes boxes, baskets, terracotta bowls and now his tunnel. What a happy kitty.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

"Blog worthy" Llama

Curly girl brought me this picture yesterday...asking if it was 'blog worthy.'
Cracks me up....she has little 'isms' just like the rest of the family.
At first glance, I thought to myself ...hmm...she has drawn better horses. Luckily I didn't say anything as she quickly announced "its a Llama."
Oh....if I'd taken then time to READ the top of the paper, I would have seen the word LLAMA at the top of the page.
Its a great Llama.....

Friday, May 2, 2008

A chalk Mermaid

Curly girl LOVES drawing with chalk. It is so easy to blend. As soon as the weather gets nice, we get her a giant box of colored chalk.
The sun was super bright and sort of washed out the photo but you get the idea!
She did a horse and eagle too but they didn't come out dark enough to post.