Tuesday, August 4, 2020

New Children's Book Available: HOW TO EAT BREAKFAST

I’m excited to announce my first picture book How to Eat Breakfast has been published by Lyric Power Publishing, which offers “delightful children’s books designed to make learning about science fun.”

The book begins as her mother sets down a plate of pancakes for Wanda and says, “Now eat them while they’re still hot.” But Wanda would not. She just sat and stared at her feet dreaming of other ways to eat. So begins Wanda’s imaginary adventures in watching how animals eat.  

I am fortunate to have teamed up with talented author, Gene Twaronite, in creating traditional watercolor illustrations to his poetic words. It was a treat to be able to illustrate two of my favorite things: animals and food.

Watch the book’s video trailer here to see the magic  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJgLF9gbbpA

Our book is now available from Amazon   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CWJ8FNH?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

Stay safe, have fun everyone, and happy reading!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Tape Sculptures

Packing tape side up, then side down, placed around a form will create impressive
sculptures. Inspired by artist Mark Jenkins. It was required that sculptures be placed
somewhere on campus or in the community.

Junior High Art Projects - Trees

Junior high students created expressive trees.
Twigs are used as brushes and dipped in black tempera paint to make the tree (easy clean up!)
Tree and background are colored with oil pastels.
Mixing and blending colors is required, and making gradations encouraged.
After a discussion of art aesthetics, students were free to create their own version of the tree.
Some students took a realistic approach, other a more expressive one.

High School Projects - Shattered Image

Here I used Crayola colored pencils 
to show my high school students how 
to make many gradations in a cubistic style.