Mixing it up

I don’t know what titles to give my posts anymore. It’s actually becoming a problem for me. Does anyone have ideas, tips? Do they actually need titles? Should I just leave it blank? Argh! Help! Anyway, on to the post. I’m starting by showing you what we worked on in my fine motor skills activity today: graphic practice. We traced lines and shapes as well as numbers. Everyone did very well and was so concentrated that we barely had time to use the manipulation objects so no photo of that. Yesterday, I had no idea what I wanted to do … Continue reading Mixing it up

A bit of everything

I mentioned this month that I’m participating in a 30 day journal challenge. I think it’s the third time I’m doing it and I find it’s a good habit to develop. This time, I’ve been working in a small art journal in which I had already prepared a myriad of pages in the previous months. So I can focus on answering the prompts for the challenge. I haven’t shared any of the pages until now. This page seemed appropriate to share on my blog so this was my daily art for yesterday. Today, I made a set of ATCs (Artist … Continue reading A bit of everything

A couple of ATCs

It’s been a long and busy week at work. Getting to know all the new students and their parents is hard work but lots of fun too. I seem to have a great group of pre-k and kindergarten students so we should have tons of fun! Today, I have a couple of ATCs to show you: one is for a trade (the cat) and the other is for my journal (the quote). For the cat, I used a Sharpie pen and colored pencils. I also blended the colors with some solvent and a paper stub. For the quote, I painted … Continue reading A couple of ATCs

>Sketchbook Project: Reading and thinking

> Yesterday, I saw this quote on Tammy’s blog and I knew it was perfect for this page in my sketchbook. I used foam stamps and small rubber stamps as well as my own writing. Hier, j’ai vu cette citation sur le blogue de Tammy et je savais qu’elle serait parfaite pour cette page dans mon sketchbook. J’ai utilisé des étampes en mousse et de petites étampes en caoutchous de même que ma propre écriture. La citation: “Si vous ne lisez que les livres que tout le monde lit, vous ne pourrez penser que ce que tout le monde pense.” Continue reading >Sketchbook Project: Reading and thinking

>Journal page with a quote – Page de journal avec une citation

> “La vie c’est essayer des choses pour voir si elles fonctionnent.” I saw this quote on Kal‘s blog this week and I just had to write it down somewhere to remember it. What better place than my art journal? I usually write down quotes and notes I want to keep in notepads or old papers and then, they end up all over the place. Well, now, I want to use my art journal for those notes and quotes. So my plan is to have a series of backgrounds done so I can just write whatever it is I want … Continue reading >Journal page with a quote – Page de journal avec une citation