Monday, November 30, 2009

9 More Days!

Ack! Nine more days in this semester before exams. We are flying through the elements and principles of art, with a small booklet project thrown in. I am almost finished with a new powerpoint for the elements of art. There seems to be little good information by way of videos or websites, so I am making it up. There's The Artist's Toolkit, but it doesn't cover everything, and it is geared more to younger students.

While looking, I rediscovered A Lifetime of Color. There are lesson plans for K-8, but what is really neat are the activities, especially the technique demos. There are some that we use with high school, especially the ones about facial proportions.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


When I first started creating art, I wanted to change the world. Later, I realized I was changing the world. . . mine.

Zentangles in Action

I Zentangled Lorelei's drumsticks:

Monday, November 23, 2009

Google Wave Invites (Invitations) Available

I have two Google Wave invitations available. I would prefer they go to high school art teachers, but would consider other requests. Anyone want one? Leave a comment below telling me why you need one or how you would use Google Wave. I'll decide in a couple of days.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Very cool - meditation & drawing all in one - anyone can do it: Zentangle.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Google Wave for Art Teachers

I am looking for other art teachers who want to use Google Wave to collaborate on ideas, teaching methods, and lesson plans. If you are interested, let me know!

Tim Burton's Drawings

For my Art II students:
Tim Burton's Drawings on Display with a cool animated trailer - check it out!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Moving Things Around

I have been wanting to start blogging again for a while. Blogger is now much faster than it used to be (or at least faster than I remember it), and I am finding all kinds of cool stuff both online and in the real world that I would like to share. Plus, I miss typing really long sentences like that last one.

So, I have pulled a few relevant posts from older blogs, and started this one. I also have a knitting blog that I update occasionally - link in my profile.

I have also been using Twitter - I am @Astabeth there.