Friday, March 12, 2010

Feeling Edgy

I was asked the other day to make some gauged earrings. Maybe there is a different term for earrings like this but I don't know what it would be. Anyway, there are a lot of ways to design this style of earring ranging from super simple to elaborately twisted designs. These are more on the simple side but I would love to try some more complicated ones. Really a basic concept, but staying symmetrical takes a careful eye.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

P.S. Having another "clay day" after school today!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Featured Artist

Today I would like to showcase the work of a budding artist. Magdalena Ester Hernandez spends most of her free time creating. Her favorite medium is colored pencils but she also excels with crayons and markers.

My daughter Lena loves to draw and I keep a lot of her pictures in a folder. She gives them away to everyone, her preschool teachers, Grandma, my friends. Yesterday I thought I would take some pictures to share with you all since this is mostly a blog about art, but also me and my family. So here is little combo of both. BTW Lena is 4 years old.

This was yesterday's creation. She puts hearts on everything. And she wrote her name all by herself.

This one is from the "Beach Series" she made different pictures with coconut trees, orange trees and banana trees.

(I drew the little bird and the crazy looking squirrel, but Lena did everything else. I think she is pretty good for 4 :)