Thursday, April 28, 2011

New tribal style tassel dance belt

So awhile back I posted about some new tribal tassel belts I was working on and that I was reworking some old ones. Well I am working on a purple outfit. I just ordered a new purple top and  have a purple velvet skirt that inspired  the whole thing.
Their is a multiplicity of  fibers going on here. The tassels are made of three different types of yarn. there is also trim from Jo-Anns and these little metal disks  I have scavenged from craft stores over the years. It is not quite done yet I am debating on another row of tassels and  some disks or other closure type in the front.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Easter projects

 Back when I was making Grape vines wreaths in late fall. I bent one into form and it looked like an Egg. So I have been saving that one for Easter/Spring. I Rochester Spring comes late and snow storms are still present though much of MARCH So I do not feel to bad about not getting to this sooner.

I found these little plastic eggs 24 in a bag at the Mr.Dollar and got a few bags.The kids on Friday got to have Easter egg hunts and then we painted the plastic eggs with acrylic paints. Instead of Easter basket we made Easter cups. We decorated paper cups with stickers and kids wrote their name on them with  Sharpie markers put wood shaved "grass" in the bottom of the cups. I did not get pictures of those yet but will later.

I also found this great tree form at Target for only 2.50. I figured it could have a lot of uses and it has so far like an earring display holder/jewelry holder but it also makes a great Easter egg tree.

The funny thing is I really do not even celebrate Easter abut I do celebrate the coming of spring  and these bright little eggies really inspired me.... I also LOVE jelly beans

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Warehouse arts had its first major fundraising event!

We had live entertainment!

 You can now even get your own Warehouse Arts Button.

See what you can buy to support Warehouse arts!

Spring collbartive painting

 My wonderful friend Kat works at a sign shop and gives me and some other art teachers she knows scraps of vinyl adhesive or scrap or sign plastic that are too small for the printer. Just all kinds of wonderful odds and ends. This one piece of large plastic she gave us reminded me of the painting canvas. So I got out the acrylic craft paints, the plastic shopping bags I cut open for smocks, some brushes and let the kids have at it. My rules for making collaborative art works go well with kids are. No one can cover up some one else work and the images should go well together. Each child should think of what the child before them did and maybe repeat some things used in one place elsewhere.I have done many different collaborative mural projects. I love to see what happens and find it freeing to let kids work at a larger scale.