Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Mr. Donut Box

I thought it was cute! I bought 6 donus just so I could get the cute carry box :)

Ornament Exchange

My ornaments from the ornament exchange- Sparkly Framed ATC's- they can use the ribbon to hang them or display them using the stand.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ornament Exchange

Pictures of my wrapped ornaments. Mailing out tomorrow- a day late- Japanese time, on time U.S. time!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Weblos Art Class

I did a class for the Weblos Den. They made collages and then I covered them in the sparkly gel and let them dry then framed them. I think they turned out very nice!! Perfect presents.

Ornament Exchange

Wow!!! I got 2 ornaments in the mail this week from Beki over at www.PamperingBeki.com - they are soooooooo sparkly and pretty! My Japanese girls class loved them! Here are pitures of the Blue Sparkly one- a closeup and then one showing it on the tree with all the other ornaments. Now I just need to show the other sparkly one, maybe next week. Check out my other blog to see all the craziness of our week, including extra roles in a Japanese Movie!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Looking Like Christmas

Look at the cool tree I found!!!! It is perfect for my room! Also, working on finishing ornaments for the ornament exchange over at Cake and Pie and lots of little Christmas tree originals in different sizes. They kinda make me think of Charlie Brown Christmas trees!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Design Festa Tokyo Goodies

Here are some pictures of the stuff I got at the Design Festa Tokyo. It is the biggest art event in all Asia. Forgot my camera so as soon as I get photos off of the phone I will post here. Pictures include an Elephant Bus, Softserve Girls and a bunch of others-

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Halloween Collages

Trick or Treat and BOO! Acrylic painted papers on wood. I made these to use as Halloween Decorations for our house, next to come wil be a set of Thanksgiving and Christmas ones. Nice and simple designs!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Studio/Classroom Makeover

With NEW furniture from IKEA!!!! A lot more room for doing projects and stuff! It worked sooooooo much better for my class this week, there was way more room! Everything is nice and organized except the desk area, I have not finished that. I hung up a lot of the cards I bhad been collecting, displayed a lot of stuff. Now it is almost perfect!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Halloween Pumpkins

Pumpkins from my English Class. We are working on Halloween vocbulary using games, arts and crafts and baking. For this class we used the painted papers to make Pumpkin Pictures. There are all kinds including Pumpkin families- who would have thought we would even go into Family Members using this lesson.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Americana Apples

Students work- ages 8-12. The theme for the class was apples and fall. They could make anything they wanted using apples, apple pies, etc, aslo available were American theme scrapbook paper. I then sealed them with gloss gel and framed them. Today they can choose to decorate the frames or leave them plain, then we will make fall cookies and work on words from last week. This was a fun class, I think the pictures turned out really nice. It makes such a difference when you seal them and frame them vs. just being an ATC.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Student's Artwork

2 Collages made by my students. These were finished with a glass beads gel, very sparkly and fun!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Guest Speaker : Camp Adventure

I was invited to teach collage again at Camp Adventure. This time I taught 2 groups of aprox 50 or so kids in each. The first group made these pictures, they were kids 5-7 and had the choice of making ATC (Artist Trading Cards) in either the collage style or drawing. Many asked "What do I make?" anything was allowed - so you can see how ATC's starting turning into full size collages, it is nice how they just go and there is no stopping the creativity. For the collages in addition to painted papers we used brightly colored oragami papers! Glue sticks were a MUST as this eliminated the mess that goes with regular glue! NOTE to anyone teaching kids- NEVER raise up a peice of gold or silver oragami paper and ask who would like some unless you are prepared to be almost tackled :) The second group were 3-4th graderes and they made "inchies" The rule with them was that had to make 1 for me and then 1 for them and that was all- besides being "camp friendl" (example- no violance) There picture will be shown later as I am arranging the inchies into a collaborative piece. These kids really enjoyed looking thru my portfolio that was on the side table, they made a lot of fun inchies and it was neat listening to the stories that came with the inchies as they were given to me. Fun classes- today my voice hurts!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

More Studio/Classroom Pictures

Finally almost finished decorating. Went into full gear with a couple of students starting this week. I think it looks fun! What do you think? My husband thinks it looks too "girly" well....... so far all my students ARE girls- I guess if some boyrs sign up I'll add a little more blue or green or something!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Spectacular LATE Sunday

Was sick this past weekend so here is a late Spectacular Sunday. This weeks feature is Aunty Cookie. Fun bright fabrics and cute designs!! Also- a fun blog- worth reading! See her artwork here. I think you will enjoy! Have a GREAT day!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Art Class

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Studio Pictures

More pictures of my studio/classroom-

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Spectacular Sundays!

My new blog feature. I am going to feature an artist's blog on occassional Sundays! For this feature I have chosen artwork by Swallowfield. Collages and drawing fill her blog and store. I love the way she draws with the little lines and designs that fill the pages (my hand would die!!!) To see them visit this site. I have my eyes on a few for the future!!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Penguin's Perfect Picnic

My children's Engish class has been working on the topic - Midnight Picnic- to finish I read the book Penguins Perfect Picnic, we played the matching Bingo Game and then the kids all colored their own Penguin Picnic Pictures. I brought out the crayons and what I had forgotten is the Japanese kids usually grab the pencils, they all did- pencils, erasers and black crayons- I had completly forgotten how they draw...... They also went to their room and grabbed a container of penguins to use as models, I think each kid had their own! The purpose of the activity was to go ever the picnic words again in a fun way and also check to see and introduce new words using the bingo game and book with pictures in places instead of words. This book was a GREAT ESL activity. It is illustrated by Jannie Ho- you can see more of her fun style here- http://www.chickengirldesign.blogspot.com/ A lot of people arn't getting the artist names- "what- Chickengirl, What is Spadazzle- Dogbone Art- what? oh well it is all FUN! Anyways- enjoy the pictures- you can see Sakura (the only girl in the class of 9) tried to make her penguin like Jannie's looks pretty good, one boy in the class did Penguin Manga (I need to find out what it says!!!) Sorry for the blue pictures- I will have to re-take them later......

Friday, July 25, 2008

Japanese Butterflies

Started this while living in Okinawa but never finished it- it was just a bunch of butterflies made from Washi paper, I now have added flowers from my painted papers- a little different than my normal style- The butterflies are all dressed up in their Kimonos!!!!

My Japanese House

A collage I did for our "We've Moved" then never got it printed and sent out.......... I decided with being in Japan and having tons of papers to choose from to incorporate some Japanese Washi Papers into the collage. We have a Ume Tree in the yard- we missed it since we moved in - in May but it blooms pink flowers all over it- I need to take pictures during the day, but it seems I never am here or don't get around to it- so here is the collage with un-natural light and no flash....

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Star Wars Celebrate Japan Darth Vador Masks

Nothing to do with the artwork of Spadazzle but interesting. My husband and son went to Star Wars Celebrate Japan (I am not into Star Wars) they said I would have enjoyed the 30 something painted masks on display so they took photos- so here they are. To see more Japanese stuff just go to my other blog- www.myjapanesehome.blogspot.com

More Polka Dots with Polka Dots

More dots again! I was in a polka dot mood!!!

Friday, July 18, 2008

English Class/Art Class

Last weeks class was part collage/art class. We worked on colors and shapes, school supplies- example - please cut a red circle, put glue on the circle, tear the paper, pass the scissors- please and thank you! Fun class- today I gave them all their collages back after taking them home to seal. They liked the shinyness (is that even a word....?) I think they turned out pretty good. We are going to be doing a collage a month, based on the them, the next collage will have something to do with bugs and stuff! Today they learned to read 3 words (like, a and I) I decided sight words would be good since their are around 300- and I was able to make them into a booklet based on the midnight picnic theme! (I like cake, I like cookies, I like apples, I like sandwiches) they learned to recognize I and like then added the pictures of their lesson words so they could read the book! Next week is I like Colors ( I like red, I like blue etc.) Here are their pictures! Enjoy!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Lots and Lots of Polka Dots!!!!!

I love Polka Dots! They are so much fun! These collage painting (plus a yellow one not shown) go with the ABC's and 123's as a set. Each circle is hand cut and then glued and collaged. Looks kinda like candy! (Looks better in real life- had to use flash on these photos or else they would not come out....)

Friday, July 4, 2008

Home is a Tree

Home is a Tree! I wonder what it would be like to live way up high in a tree?????


A picture of R2D2 made by my son.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Studio In the Works

My studio/classroom in the works- almost completed now- just a few more things to get- something to cover the tatami mats and a table, soem curtains to cover up my mess of a closet and then it is ready to go.