Category Archives for art

Stress and Buying Time to Create Art

This summer has been a crazy mix of excitement and hoops to jump through. All four of us are heading off to different schools this fall; my youngest is starting kindergarten, my oldest is starting middle school, I’m heading to … Continue reading

18. August 2015 by schristian
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Creating with a Limited Palette

The challenge of a limited color palette, ever tried it? Entire picture books were once printed with a limited palette of one or two spot colors and black. To me, that is amazing! Feeling inspired, I gave it a shot. … Continue reading

28. April 2015 by schristian
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Lunch Notes

Four lunch notes from the week before spring break, which happened to be Spirit Week with field day on Friday. We totally spaced on Monday, no note, and I think it was tie-dye day, which we also missed. It was … Continue reading

16. April 2015 by schristian
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Lunch Notes

Lunch notes from last week. So excited to see Spring! Totally enjoying the warm(er) sunny days and the sometimes rainy mornings. Memories from this week: Reminiscing about the warm weekend and playing outside, jumping jacks in PE, standing in the … Continue reading

02. April 2015 by schristian
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You’re Beautiful Just the Way You Are

Remember in elementary school how fun it was to write backwards? I loved doing that! I loved the challenge of writing backwards then holding up to a mirror to see how well (or not) I had done. Well, this joy … Continue reading

23. March 2015 by schristian
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Lunch Notes

This collection of lunch notes represents the schizophrenic nature of Virginia climate: notice the sledding picture and then a bike ride. The Wacky Wednesday drawing is a good illustration of how I feel about the weather. Highlights that week were … Continue reading

15. March 2015 by schristian
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Lunch Notes

So there’s six here, the school week is five days long, obviously I’ve missed something, but I’m trying! Sometimes I try to coordinate the sketches with what’s going on that day. So here we have DARE Graduation, Library Day (everyone … Continue reading

28. February 2015 by schristian
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Great Grandmother Agnes’s Buffet Table

Talk about inspiration that’s right in front of you… this buffet table. It has been in my life for as long as I can remember. When I was young my parents inherited some of my great grandparent’s furniture. My great … Continue reading

08. February 2015 by schristian
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Lunch Notes

I started making lunch notes for my daughter quite a while ago. First I only did them when I had a few spare moments in the morning between making breakfast, packing lunch, and coaching her through every other part of … Continue reading

08. January 2015 by schristian
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A first go with embroidery

Embroidery is an art that I have always appreciated, always wanted to try, but just never really got in to it,Β until now, that is! At the start of student teaching, I was greeted by at least 100 third graders whoΒ knew … Continue reading

17. April 2014 by schristian
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Made Gifts for 2013

Each holiday I try my hardest to make time to create hand-made gifts and encourage my daughter to create gifts too. I have received a few handmade gifts through the years and they carry so much meaning. Since I just … Continue reading

02. January 2014 by schristian
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Throwing Pots

Every Tuesday since sometime in August, I’ve been throwing pots. It’s a huge stress reliever and it’s one of the last classes I had to take to get my art endorsement. Since I had thrown one time previous for a … Continue reading

19. December 2013 by schristian
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