Day 5“What do you collect? Work with a collection of your own or borrow one.”
Day 5 an easy one.
I’ve lots of rabbits. Some live at Laura’s home now. The wooden ones with the clothes. The family.
I missed Day 4. Take a 5 minute walk and make something for someone else to find. It was raining, did I think I’d melt?
“Whenever you embark on a new journey, it is important to remember that it is the individual steps that get you to your destination. This is why we always start a CreativeSprint the same way.
Make something that fits in the palm of your hand, using only materials from your immediate environment.”
Immediate environment? I did not have to leave my bed this morning to make Rudolph the Red Nosed Rodent. The jiggly eyes leftovers from the art room, in a clear ziploc.
Would you believe I had a plastic egg of erasure compound that cleans mats, right on my night table? (like gummy art erasers)
A ball head pin from my zippered knitting notions case for the nose, a pen made the Swiss cheese wedge.
Photographed, tagged, shared. So this is what the #creativesprint challenge is about.
I bet there are lots of mice in the palms of hands but none with a red nose.
Ellie Valentine* is one of the nicest people I know, so when she invited me to attend this event I said if I’m in town, I’d go –#Creativesprint what it’s all about. Check out the link and anyone can sign up. Free.
She thinks I’m perfect for this 30 day challenge. That it will be easy for me.
Hope so. (The last challenge I signed up in the new year, I abandoned the effort early on, uh-oh)
Voodoo Brewery is located in the old firehouse in Homestead on Ninth Avenue
Thursday night as I was hanging up my coat at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, I met the nicest couple who had just driven in from Indiana, PA.
And when I left to put on my coat to go home, there they were and I met them again, this time with Erica.
Erica who painted Monochromatic Plague using coffee!
Erica 18, asked which work was mine ( I thought it was kind of her to ask) and I told her and then she showed me hers. I asked if I might photograph her and blog her and her artwork. Everyone agreed it would be fine to do.
She’s a senior at Garrett High School. After graduation when fall comes, she’s headed to the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. living in the dorm.
Thank you Erica and family for allowing me to post you and your piece today. Your early work! Looking forward to updates and following your art career.
“The Art Institute of Pittsburgh will feature local high school art and media educators’ artwork in a month-long exhibition to celebrate their creativity, and thank them for positively affecting the lives of so many students.” The show is in the gallery for a month. Check it out if you are in the city.
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Making hearts with hands.
We’re working on decorations for the Spring concert next week, drawing friends.
The theme is friendship. I’ll make a photo for each student in this third grade and thought that maybe notecards would be nice, too. Several were absent today so it was easier to fit everyone in.
How they helped me out this afternoon after the weekly photo challenge was posted: Hands. We had a lot of fun. I told them the problem of creating a heart with all of their hands. This is how they experimented with me.
They were very excited to help and try to accomplish the objective. Working together and all being part of something was a good exercise in friendship. The only part I was directing was reminding them to not let their heads get in the way so I could see their hands from the chair where I was standing. All students were engaged in learning.