Monday, January 18, 2010

Faux Stained Glass

This past weekend we had our annual gift exchange for my art club. We each drew a name and created a gift for that person. The theme was, "All that glitters". So upon walking through Hobby Lobby I came upon these really cool glass blocks that you can paint on, do collage, or fill with different items. I was inspired to paint one and put a light source inside to make it "glitter". I decided to try a faux stained glass paint technique. I would like to try it again on a bigger glass block. I think my technique needs some work. The painted flower was inspired by Georgia O'Keefe because the friend I created it for is originally from New Mexico.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Someone's in the attic.....

Yep, someone is in the attic....and it's Nolan these days. For the last several months his new area of intense interest has been attics. That and old houses. Hey, I'm glad he has an appreciation for history. Ever since we went on a tour of our deceased great Aunt Peggy's 130 year old house, he has been in awe of attics. He could tell you which of his teachers at school has an attic, if there are stairs or a ladder leading up there, if there is a light, and if they utilize the space. And ours happens to be easily accessible so guess where I find him some days? You guessed it, the attic. If I need something put away up there, he's my man! So for several days of good behavior and no meltdowns, he earned another tour of Aunt Peggy's house. And I have pictures to prove it.

I do love this little boy. He is so unique and has such a passionate nature about him. And I love how he shares his passions with EVERYONE around him!