I finally got to tinkering around with the saudering gun/propane torch and some jewelry making. The three necklaces I gave as very late birthday gifts to some special ladies. The first necklace pendant came from the bottom of a spoon...Oscar helped a little with the drill press on this one. Necklace #2's pendant is a baby spoon I cut off. ....and necklace #3 's pendant is a serving spoon...I loved the roughness of it with the pretty beads. I did not make the necklaces just the pendants..I made this ring for myself-its an old brooch...I think it looks great except for underneath-Its a hot mess...I'll make sure no one looks too closely..hee, hee. Thanks to Michelle Beschen'sjewerly making videos on DIY network!!!!!
"Don't Wait, The time will never be just right."-Napoleon Hill
Sculptures from around the world! The students came up with this idea. I asked for some ideas with what we could create for our sculpture segment of art. My fifth graders agreed on around the world sculptures.....So here we have the Golden Gate Bridge, the Space Needle, the Sphinx, the Taj Mahal, the Colosseum and the Eiffel Tower.
Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed. Frank Lloyd Wright
This year the music teacher, tech teacher and myself sold a mural project at our school auction in the spring. First grade studens came in on a Sat. with us teachers and began painting our Keith Haring Mural. I will post the final pic soon(I haven't taken a picture of our final work with the black borders on). This mural is the hallway leading out to recess-we needed some liveliness in this space!
My fourth grade art students were asked to come up with a t-shirt design for one of our many school fundraisers. To keep the cost low for making t-shirts, we were asked to keep the design simple. So...I hade students make a bike design on black with white pencil and on white with black pencil. One student's work was chosen while the rest of the student's work was displayed on posters throughout the school adverting our fundraiser.
My after school art workshop kiddos made two of these large scale(4x8) "Polynesia's." It was fun cutting paper with all of the kiddos in a sea of white.
-Matisse makes a drawing, then he makes a copy of it. He recopies it five times, ten times, always clarifying theline. He's convinced that the last, the most stripped down, is the best, the purest, the definitive one; and in fact, most of the time, it was the first. In drawing, nothing is better than the first attempt. -Pablo Picasso
Our school is creating a "Bright Space" within an already exsisting non-profit organization to sponsor. It's a place where teenage moms can live for awhile while they get help with job/school and childcare. Aubree, a fellow teacher at my school,(above in the pic next to me) was the coordinator of this fabulous project. She and my administrators asked me to come paint a tree mural Mon/Tues of this past week(while my school got a sub for me-whahooo!!!). The circles on the tree will later have families/students names who contribute to the "Bright Space." Thank you to all of the wonderful ladies who helped paint the wooden circles!
“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
hey...thanks for stopping to take a look at Fransar! The jist of this blog is to show friends/family and loyal customers the before and after pics of projects. I love making junk into something functional that we can use in every day life. Each piece has a fun story behind it.
Thanks to all of the loved ones who bring me junk goodies from time to time...I'm blessed to have a beautiful circle of friends and family who have helped me with my business.