Thursday, May 31, 2007

Raggedy Ann Portraits

I thought it might be fun to share some art lessons. When flipping though the old filing cabinet I ran across this little portrait lesson for kindergarten. When I started my student teaching I thought kinder would be super easy. I couldn't have been more wrong. The little darlings are great but they can finish a project so quickly it's amazing. You start something new and then before you know it you hear little voices saying, "I'm finished! Now what?" This lesson was great because we all worked together. We took it step by step. Usually I think this kind of instruction is limiting but it works well for this lesson. It's a great introduction to Portraits. I began the lesson by showing students art reproductions of different portraits and discussing the purpose and uses of portraits. I used a Raggedy Ann doll for observation and off we went. Step by step. The kids loved it. Try it with your little kindergartner.
We are off to Philadelphia to see the King Tut exhibit it will be there until September. My older daughter loves all thing Egyptian so it will be a great experience.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Kathe Kollwitz Outbreak
My heart aches for the Men and Women who have died fighting for our country. Today I remember them and pray for their families.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

I would dress in this everyday.

I have found the perfect summer dress. It's from the etsy shop Pretty Me. I ordered one a couple of weeks ago for my youngest. I realized that I must order another and Angie was kind enough to create a custom shirt to match for my older girl. I think they are adorable!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Sweet shoes, wish they were my shoes.

You know when you see something and it makes you think,"Man, I wish I had thought of that!" ? (I actually have that moment quiet often) I had that moment this morning when I saw these shoes! They are from two straight lines and it's a blog going on my crafty link list!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Cool Paper

I was checking out the Paper Forest and saw a great envelope template that you can download and use with all kinds of paper. The template can be downloaded from How about Orange. What a neat idea! I am developing a real love of pretty paper and this may give me an excuse to buy more.