Category Archives for art

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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A Collaborative House Portrait

We have lived in a lot of homes—one apartment, one townhouse, and seven houses—whoa! Sometimes we like to sit around and see if we can remember all the addresses of the tops off our heads which is fun because then … Continue reading

17. October 2013 by schristian
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paint the town

The header was begging for a little something extra, so I decided to paint the town. Generally, I don’t use pretty tape to hold my paper down, just some regular masking tape. But I since I’m not the only artist … Continue reading

02. October 2013 by schristian
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Visiting the VMFA

I did something completely new, seriously, something I’ve never even tried before; I visited a museum, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. All by my self. No kids in tow. No husband. No one, just me, well, and the other … Continue reading

06. September 2013 by schristian
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Selfie

This is a self portrait, and I have not done one of these in ages! As part of one of my current classes I had to do a two-day practicum in a visual arts classroom. One of the teachers I … Continue reading

26. June 2013 by schristian
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Red Couch

Comfy red couch with an elephant ear. Watercolor. 5in x 7in  

28. January 2013 by schristian
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Watercolor on Canvas

Painting on canvas has some advantages, such as, no framing, when the painting is done, it’s ready to hang! However, acrylic and oil painting are not strong areas for me, so I wanted to find a way to paint with … Continue reading

19. January 2013 by schristian
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Prairie Flowers

These prairie flowers were inspired by my oldest daughter who suggested I paint a Prairie Dog for her. Since the paintings were small I decided to do two so they didn’t look lonely hanging on the wall. These are flowers … Continue reading

08. January 2013 by schristian
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Robot

My youngest daughter went through a phase were she was in love with robots. We have no idea where it came from, or how she even knew anything about robots. But, nonetheless, she had a love for them. She would … Continue reading

03. January 2013 by schristian
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Workspace

  When we moved into a smaller home and had to move my daughter’s desk onto the back porch, the search was on again for a perfect desk or her. We still haven’t found it, but I think something modern … Continue reading

29. December 2012 by schristian
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Vintage Red Chair

Another painting resulting from my girls being quietly emerged in their own creative bliss. Eames inspiration strikes again, this time with the Egg chair, and arching chrome lamp, and a wire-leg side table. This painting is obviously the same style … Continue reading

29. December 2012 by schristian
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