Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Doodling with paint

I'm not working on anything in particular today. Just playing with shapes in a sketchbook. If anything I'm reminding myself of how gouache can be used and practicing layering different colors. It's a great warm up before working on a painting.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Flower Craft

Here's a really cute craft you can do for a keep sake to remember how small your baby once was. It's simple and works well when framed. I used construction paper but you can always trace out on heavier paper that doesn't fade as easily. If you do use construction paper I recommend getting high end glass for framing that protects against sunlight damage.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Box Craft

Today's craft we used jumbo craft sticks, also known as popsicle sticks. This craft was good to work on patience for a 4 year old to wait for glue to dry. She also had to focus on lining this up so she would not have a lopsided box. Each layer of sticks are alternating which you can see in the photos. Otherwise you end up with wide spaces in the sides for things to fall out of your box. It's also pattern practice for the child making it!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Sweet Spot Logo

Here is a quick logo I created for a presentation my sister is doing on spiral galaxies for her research. The "sweet spot" she is presenting on deals with the biggest gold star in the logo which is right outside of the galaxy which I tried to create with the two"s" shapes that start each word.